in Novi, Michigan
What Is Arm Lift Surgery?
A plastic surgery procedure called brachioplasty is commonly used to improve the appearance of the upper arms. The surgery specifically targets the area between the underarm and elbow, removing skin and fat to create a more toned and contoured look. This procedure mainly benefits those with sagging or drooping arms due to aging, weight loss, or genetics.
Arm Lift Surgery Before & After
Benefits of Undergoing Arm Lift Surgery
The most immediate benefit is the enhanced appearance of the upper arms, which become more toned and contoured after removing excess skin and fat.
The enhanced physical appearance from the procedure often leads to a boost in self-confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable in all aspects of their lives, regardless of attire.
As a result of removing excess skin, the surgery can also improve the range of motion in the arms, allowing the patient to perform daily activities more easily.
With slimmer arms, you’ll find that clothes fit better, particularly in the upper body area, eliminating the need to adjust sleeves or feel restricted.
When combined with a healthy lifestyle, the results of an arm lift can be long-lasting, giving you the freedom to enjoy your new look and feel for years to come.
Types of Brachioplasty
Mini Arm Lift
Full Arm Lift
At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, an arm lift performed by one of our highly skilled plastic surgeons involves several key steps, from pre-surgery preparations to the surgical process. Here’s what you can expect:
On the day of the surgery, you’ll be administered anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Once the anesthesia takes effect, our surgeon will make incisions in the locations marked on your upper arms. The incision locations will depend on the type of brachioplasty you’re undergoing—either a mini arm lift with smaller incisions near the armpit or a full arm lift with more extensive incisions from the elbow to the armpit. After the excess fat and loose skin are removed, the remainder of the skin is sutured back together, giving the appearance of more toned skin.
Wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling
Avoiding strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks
Ideal Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery
The ideal candidate for an arm lift surgery is someone who:
a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking for 1 month before and after surgery
Cost of Arm Lift in Michigan
The cost of a brachioplasty, aka arm lift, in Michigan varies between
$4,000 and $8,000. These are approximate figures, and the actual costs may differ. Illuum Cosmetic Surgery offers financing options or payment plans to make the procedure more affordable.
It’s recommended to consult directly with our board-certified plastic surgeon for the most accurate pricing of arm lifts and other body contouring procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Arm Lifts (FAQs)
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.