Loose skin that sags from your upper arms can make you self-conscious and keep you from wearing sleeveless shirts. If your loose arm skin affects your ability to enjoy life, an arm lift may be the solution. No amount of exercise will tighten this skin, and losing weight can just make it worse, making surgery the best way to achieve your desired results. 

What is an Arm Lift or Brachioplasty?

At Longwood Plastic Surgery, our surgeons are experts in loose skin surgery, including arm lifts. Whether performed alone or as part of a larger body contouring surgery, this procedure can give you slim, sculpted arms that show off the results of your efforts. Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift can be a transformative procedure for those who are deeply self-conscious about the appearance of their upper arms.

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How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?

The cost of any plastic surgery procedure will vary widely. The only way to receive an accurate estimate is to schedule a consultation and allow your surgeon to assess your needs. Factors that will affect your arm lift cost include:

  • Your location
  • The skill and experience of your surgeon
  • The details of your procedure
  • Whether you have other procedures at the same time

Sources report that the cost of an arm lift can range from $3,000 to $12,000, with an average of $7,000 to $9,000. This estimate may not include other fees and expenses such as medical tests, recovery supplies, and medications. Your consultation at LPS will include a transparent discussion about all your costs and what you can actually expect to pay. 

How is an Arm Lift Performed?

Most brachioplasty procedures take place under general anesthesia for your comfort. They are performed in our accredited surgical facility or, rarely, in a hospital setting. Your surgeon may use different types of incisions depending on the best way to tighten your skin with the smallest incisions. More significant sagging will usually require a larger incision, but your surgeon will discuss the details of your procedure with you before surgery. 

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What is Recovery Like After an Arm Lift?

You can expect swelling and soreness in the area after surgery, and you may have drains in place depending on the type of procedure. Most people can resume light activities after five to ten days. However, strenuous activity, especially lifting, should be avoided for four weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to achieve your best results. 

Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

Brachioplasty is performed on people who feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their upper arms. Good candidates should be healthy and understand the benefits and risks of the procedure. You should not have an arm lift if you have certain medical conditions or are pregnant. 

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Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about an arm lift? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 380-7320. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.