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Arm Lift Michigan

Arm Lift Michigan is designed for individuals seeking to revitalize the appearance of their upper arms. Many factors can lead to sagging skin in the upper arm area, whether it’s the natural aging process, significant weight loss, or genetics. Our arm lift procedure in Michigan is meticulously crafted to address these concerns, offering a path to enhanced physical appearance and renewed self-confidence. Our team of skilled professionals at Illuum Cosmetic Surgery employs the latest techniques and a patient-centered approach to ensure optimal results in achieving the toned upper arms you desire.
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What is an Arm Lift?

Medically known as brachioplasty, an arm lift in Michigan is a surgical procedure aimed at enhancing the upper arm’s appearance and contour. It targets issues like sagging skin, excess fat, and diminished skin elasticity to achieve a more toned and youthful look. It is especially beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or age-related changes that result in less firm upper arms.

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Types of Arm Lifts

When considering an arm lift procedure, it’s essential to understand the available types. There are two main types of arm lifts: the mini arm lift and the full arm lift. Each type caters to different needs and aesthetic goals.

Mini Arm Lift

Mini arm lifts, or mini brachioplasty, are surgical procedures designed to address mild to moderate sagging of the upper arms. It utilizes smaller incisions and is generally suggested for individuals with a lesser amount of excess skin and fat. This procedure concentrates on enhancing the appearance of the upper arm in the vicinity of the armpit.

Full Arm Lift

A full arm lift, or full brachioplasty, is a comprehensive surgical procedure to address significant sagging and excessive loose skin throughout the entire length of the upper arm. It involves larger incisions, often extending from the elbow to the armpit, allowing for more extensive excess tissue removal.
This procedure is generally suggested for individuals with substantial loss of skin elasticity, such as those who have lost significant weight.

Ideal Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery

The arm lift surgery aims to enhance the look of your upper arms. Ideal arm lift candidates should:
Have sagging or stretched skin in the upper arms, often due to aging or following significant weight loss.
Maintain a stable weight to ensure long-lasting results.
Have realistic expectations about the outcome, including the presence of some scarring as a natural part of the procedure.
Be in good overall health with no conditions affecting healing or surgery safety.

The Arm Lift Procedure

At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in performing the arm lift procedure, aiming to sculpt a more toned, defined, and aesthetically pleasing arm contour for our patients.

It would be best to have a comprehensive consultation with your plastic surgeon to prepare for a Male BBL. Your aesthetic goals can be explored during this consultation, as well as your medical history, to ensure a thorough evaluation. Smokers may also be advised to stop smoking and to avoid certain medications or supplements that may affect blood clotting.
The procedure begins with a comprehensive arm lift consultation by our board-certified plastic surgeon. During this initial consultation, your arms are assessed, and a thorough discussion about your aesthetic arm goals and medical history takes place. Factors such as skin quality, fat distribution, and overall arm structure are evaluated. This step is crucial for tailoring a surgical plan that aligns with your unique needs and expectations.
The arm lift surgery begins with anesthesia administration for comfort and safety. Incisions are carefully placed based on your customized treatment plan, commonly along the inner or posterior aspect of the arm. Excess skin and fat are meticulously removed, reshaping your arms for a rejuvenated look. Our surgeon may opt to tighten underlying tissues for enhanced contour and firmness.
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Arm Lift Recovery and Aftercare

Arm Lift Recovery and Aftercare

After your arm lift surgery, a successful recovery and diligent aftercare are vital to optimize your results and ensure your well-being.

In the immediate post-operative period, expect close monitoring, wearing of compression garments, pain management, and limited arm movement. Over the first two weeks, focus on incision care, gradual activity increase, and attending follow-up appointments.

Long-term aftercare involves scar care, sun protection, weight stability, light exercise, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By following these guidelines and our surgeon’s advice, you can preserve your rejuvenated upper arms and enjoy lasting confidence in your appearance.

Cost of Arm Lift in Michigan

Arm lift surgery costs can differ based on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience and the extent of the procedure needed. An arm lift in Michigan can range from $4,000 to $8,000 or more. If you combine an arm lift with other body contouring procedures, such as Mommy Makeover, tummy tuck, or liposuction, the overall cost may be higher, reflecting the complexity and extent of combined surgeries.


Scheduling an initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons at Illuum Cosmetic Surgery is essential for obtaining precise cost estimates customized to your unique case. We also offer financing options to make the plastic surgery procedure more accessible within your budget.

Frequently Asked Questions about Arm Lift

An arm lift primarily addresses excess skin and fat in the upper arms, so it may not directly correct muscle laxity. However, some surgeons may include limited muscle tightening as part of the procedure if necessary.
An arm lift primarily addresses excess skin and fat in the upper arms, so it may not directly correct muscle laxity. However, some surgeons may include limited muscle tightening as part of the procedure if necessary.
If you gain significant weight after an upper arm lift, it can impact the results by stretching the skin and potentially reversing some of the improvements. Maintaining a stable weight is vital to preserve the outcome of the surgery.
Yes, there will be scars after an arm lift. The location and extent of the scars depend on the surgical technique used, but they are typically located along the inner or posterior aspect of the arm. Over time, these scars should fade, and your surgeon can provide guidance on scar management.
The timeline for resuming normal activities after an arm lift varies, but generally, you can start easing back into lighter activities within one to two weeks. As your surgeon advises, avoiding strenuous workouts and lifting heavy things for several weeks is important to ensure proper healing.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you’re seeking the expert guidance of Dr. Lakin or Dr. Ozolins, or have a clear idea of your needs, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Meet and sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself.

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Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

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Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

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Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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