About Arm Lift Surgery
One big challenge when getting older or losing weight is gaining excess skin. At Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as an option for patients who would like to reduce loose skin and achieve a tighter, more toned arm appearance. Loose skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very common, especially for people who have lost weight or are advancing in age. An arm lift effectively excises this hanging skin, commonly referred to as "bat wings." Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall is highly skilled in skin tightening and fat removal surgical techniques and can provide more information during a consultation at his office in Beverly Hills, CA.
What are the benefits?
At Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery, people who request arm lifts benefit from many significant results after their treatment:
- Decreased friction, itching, and pain around the torso and arm areas
- Removal of extra skin as a result of dramatic weight loss or aging
- Solution for areas that seem to be stubborn despite exercise or healthy eating
- Greater confidence and satisfaction when buying clothes
"I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Marshall, he literally changed my life!!! I did a lot of research before deciding to have him perform my tummy tuck, and am SO glad I went with him as my doctor! I needed someone who made me feel comfortable (his bedside manner is the best) and confident that the procedure would be worth it, and he did exactly that - my results are waaaaaay better than I could have expected! I have my confidence back after not recognizing myself in the mirror post-pregnancy, and finally feel like myself again! THANK YOU!!!"- K.R. / Google / Dec 04, 2021
"I cannot say enough about how great Dr. Marshall is. At 58 I decided I wanted the body that I had when I was younger. From beginning to end the bed side manner and the interest in what I wanted was top notch. I am currently 3 months post surgery and looking forward to my sons wedding in December as I will look just how I wanted to for this big occasion. I will recommend Dr. Marshall to anyone who is looking for a great experience with having plastic surgery. Thank you for making my dreams come true."- J.C. / Google / Nov 30, 2021
"My results are amazing, I love my new body - From my initial encounter with Dr. Marshall’s assistant, Melissa, the service was amazing. I got all my questions answered with no delay. I met with Dr. Marshall (Dr. Dre) and I felt he was definitely the right surgeon to have my procedure with. On 11/11/21 I had my 360 liposuction and BBL. Everyone at the surgery center was great and made me feel I was in the best hands. My results are amazing. I love my new body by Dr. Dre! I’m healing well and can’t recommend Dr. Dre enough."- E. / RealSelf / Nov 28, 2021
"I recently had surgery with Dr. Marshall and I’m blown away by the results! I had Lipo360 and a mini tummy tuck-the results keeps getting better with time. His staff was great through the entire process! I was able to obtain the exact results I wanted abs couldn’t be happier!I would % recommend Dr. Marshall, gets better every week!!!!"- M.M. / Yelp / Sep 07, 2021
"I'm 45 y/o with two kids who consistently works out throughout the years but the stubborn belly fat and loose skin just won't go away. I'm 3 months post op, and very thrilled and happy with the results. Kinda' wondered why I didn't do this sooner. Hats off to Dr.Marshall for doing an amazing job. He listened to what or how I wanna look like and he made that sure it was done safely(pre and post op as well). Please follow his pre and post op instructions. The man knows what he's doing and what he's talking about. Thank you again Dr. Marshall. I would definitely refer him to my family and friends."- G.D. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
Am I A Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?
An upper arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that employs innovative techniques to slim and remove excess skin. If you are tired of hiding your flabby arms and want them to look trim and taut again, you are a great candidate for an arm lift. You should be in good overall health so that the skin will heal well. Some of the primary symptoms for an arm lift patient are excess, loose skin on their upper arms, and lost skin elasticity. You must be at a healthy, stable weight before your procedure.
Arm Lift Surgical Technique
Some of the main indicators for an arm lift surgery include loose skin on the upper arms and minimal tautness of the skin. It is critical that you are at or close to your ideal weight before your procedure. Typically, your upper arm surgery will be performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. The excess skin will be surgically excised starting at the elbow and continuing to the armpit. If you want liposuction to reduce stubborn pockets of fat, this can be completed as well. After the skin is tightened, it will be sutured together. You will need to care for the incisions by keeping them cleaned, covered, and wrapped with compression garments. Your recovery time will take about two weeks with lots of rest and arm elevation. You use your arms for many things so you should ease your way back into normal activities. Compression garments should be worn until you are released by Dr. Marshall.
Arm lift FAQs
Should I get liposuction during an arm lift?
Many of our patients in Beverly Hills, CA, choose to get liposuction at the same time as an arm lift. This is because liposuction can remove fatty deposits that prevent you from having the contoured look you desire. The need for liposuction varies depending on your individual anatomy and cosmetic goals, but our staff can provide guidance about this part of the procedure during your consultation.
Will I have scarring from an arm lift?
It is normal to have some scarring from an arm lift, but Dr. Marshall works hard to ensure incisions are made in natural creases and remain hidden from view. We can also provide guidance about skin care after arm lift surgery, which can reduce the appearance of future scarring. Our office may recommend methods like keeping the incision sites clean and protected from UV rays.
Can I combine an arm lift with other treatments?
An arm lift may be combined with other cosmetic procedures for even more dramatic results. This is especially true if you have additional areas of excess skin and fat that prevent you from looking and feeling your best. One of the best benefits of working with our clinic is that we create personalized treatment plans for each patient. We can explain what types of procedures may work best together.
Get Your Shape Back
If you desire to get rid of droopy skin or "bat wings" on your arms, you might be a good candidate for arm lift surgery at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery. Through this surgical procedure, Dr. Andre P. Marshall has helped many Beverly Hills, CA patients feel younger and fitter after reducing loose skin and flab that hangs off their upper arms. We invite you to schedule a consultation to learn more about how we could help you achieve your goals and improve your confidence.