Arm Lift

An arm lift is a body-contouring procedure that is the ideal option for women and men with loose excess skin that dangles from the upper arms. Sometimes referred to as the “batwing” look, loose excess arm skin can lead to self-image issues and can make it difficult to feel comfortable wearing certain clothes. Our team of expert plastic surgeons can provide you with natural-looking results from your arm lift in Louisville.

What Is An Arm Lift?

With age, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby due to genetics or weight gain. An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a body contouring procedure similar to a tummy tuck or thigh lift. An arm lift involves making incisions along the upper arms so that excess loose skin can be removed from the area. Excess fat may also be removed through liposuction.

Arm Lift Candidates

The goal of the arm lift procedure is to get rid of loose skin and excess bulk from the area to give the upper arms a tiger, slimmer, and more toned appearance. Good candidates for an arm lift should have noticeable stretched and saggy skin around the upper arms. If there is only a bit of excess fat around the arms but the skin is still relatively tight and smooth, liposuction can be performed to address the issue.

During your consultation, our plastic surgeons will go over your medical history and evaluate your current health to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. They will also examine your arms to determine if an arm lift is the right choice for you.

Arm Lift Recovery

The procedure may require an overnight stay, though some patients may be able to return home the same day as their arm lift. You will need to have someone drive you home following your procedure and may need assistance around the house for the first day or so of the recovery process.

Bruising and swelling are to be expected. Compression garments are normally worn for 3 weeks following surgery to support the arms and aid in swelling. Pain should be minimal and can be managed with medication. To ensure you are healing properly, follow-up visits will be scheduled.

Arm Lift Cost

The cost of your arm lift in Louisville will be discussed when you come in for your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. During your consultation, our team can go over the details of the procedure pricing and answer any questions you may have regarding the payment options we accept.

Schedule A Consultataion

If you are bothered by loose saggy skin around your upper arms and would like to know if are a good candidate for an arm lift, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons. Our team can answer any questions you may have and provide you with amazing results from your arm lift in Louisville.

Before & Afters

Arm Lift Before photoArm Lift After photo

Excess skin excised(removed ) from “bat wing” like appearance. Incision well healed from elbow to axilla.