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Arm Lift Overview: Say Goodbye to Bingo Wings

Arm Lift Overview: Say Goodbye to Bingo Wings

By Beverly Fischer on April 3, 2018

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Arm Lift Plastic Surgery

Tell us if this sounds familiar:

You’ve noticed that your arms are a bit jiggly and decided to do something about it. So, you head to the gym, pump your triceps and begin eating only low-calorie, nutritious meals to burn the fat and sculpt your arms. But, in spite of your best efforts, you’re still sporting those bingo wings!

Don’t despair. The upper arm area is one that accumulates fat extremely fast and getting rid of it can be quite the journey. While we encourage you to continue with your healthy lifestyle, you should also consider that an arm lift can help you achieve the look you want fast. The technical term term for an arm lift is Brachioplasty.

So, is a Brachioplasty right for you?

Let’s find out!

What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, or Brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces the excess skin and fat hanging from the upper arm area, tightening it and smoothing it to define its shape better.

What Are Your Arm Lift Treatment Options?

There are two types of Brachioplasty: a full arm lift and a limited incision arm lift. Your decision will depend on several factors, such as the amount of tissue you need to remove, the location of this tissue, the results you’re expecting, as well as how comfortable you are with scars.

Full arm lift – During this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision on the upper arm, from the armpit all the way to the elbow. He will then remove the fatty tissue and unwanted skin and fold the surplus so that the result is a visibly slimmer and firmer arm. The procedure leaves a noticeable scar, but your arms will look better than ever before.

Limited incision arm lift – The surgeon will make a small incision in the armpit area and use it to remove excess tissue. The remaining skin is then pulled tighter, eliminating the need for a big incision down the upper arm.

Who Are the Best Candidates?

So, is an arm lift right for you? Here’s what you need to consider:

  • You have significant excess skin hanging on your upper arms
  • You’re not overweight
  • You do not suffer from any medical conditions that could threaten your life during surgery

What Are The Costs For an Arm Lift?

Depending on the facility where you are having the procedure and the doctor that performs it, the costs for a Brachioplasty can vary. You’ll have to consider not only the procedure itself but also the medical tests, anesthesia fees, hospital costs, post-surgery garments, medication, as well as the surgeon’s fee. At Advanced Center, we have pre- and post-surgery facilities, so with Dr. Beverly Fischer’s arm lift, you’ll have no hospital fees.

What Are The Risks?

As with any surgery, an arm lift comes with a fair share of risks and complications that could happen regardless of the surgeon’s extensive experience and skills. Make sure to discuss all your concerns with the surgeon beforehand and get all the information you need about infections, bleeding, scarring, pain, or irritations.

Whether you can’t seem to achieve results from dieting and sports, or you just don’t have the time to wait for those results, an arm lift can be a viable option.  Being comfortable in your body is essential, and if you think your arms’ appearance is dragging you down, then Brachioplasty might be just the thing you need to regain your confidence.

Are you looking for a state-of-the art clinic with expert surgeons? Take a look at what The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery can do for you.

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