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Arm Lift in Louisville, KY

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What Is Arm Lift Surgery?

One big challenge with losing weight or getting older is gaining loose skin. At Mays Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as a treatment for anyone who cannot seem to tone and tighten the arm with diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the upper arm is widespread, particularly for men and women who are advancing in age or have lost significant weight. An arm lift reliably removes this excess, hanging skin, sometimes called "bat wings." Dr. Mays is very knowledgeable in fat removal and skin tightening techniques. If you would like to hear more about how brachioplasty can change the shape of your upper arms in Louisville, KY, please schedule an appointment at Mays Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.

How Is Arm Lift Surgery Performed?

In most cases, your upper arm surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility, except in cases where several plastic surgeries are being performed simultaneously. An upper arm lift can be combined with other surgeries (usually completed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), such as tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts — as long as Dr. Mays considers it safe. An upper arm lift is usually conducted with the patient under general anesthesia and can take a few hours to finish. The unwanted skin will be excised from the elbow all the way up to the underarm. The incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, although it will leave a visible scar. If liposuction is desired to remove stubborn fat, it will also be performed. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be sutured together. After being discharged, you must keep the incisions cleaned, covered, and wrapped with compression garments.

I'm officially 11days post op from my extended tummy tuck, brachioplasty and breast lift(without implants) and I have to say I am so impressed. First, shout out to the wonderful staff. My husband and I love Lawanda! She's the most helpful nurse ever, making the entire experience super easy and relaxed(even when I was a difficult patient with lots of questions.) The staff at River Ridge (current surgery center) are also wonderful and gave me my best surgery experience to date. They made the whole process seamless and calmed my nerves. Then, there was the surgery and results. Dr. Mays was great to work with from the very first meeting to the last appointment. And the results he gave me -5 stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I personally love my new breast. I couldn't believe it when I seen them the day after surgery. I had lost over 150 lbs prior to surgery and they were so sad and saggy. He restored their youth and perkiness!! I was shocked, I really had given up hope for them. My husband's favorite part was my tummy. He couldn't believe how good it looked. He himself(down 100lbs) is considering getting a tummy tuck from Mays after seeing my results. I had done several consultations with other PS in the area before choosing Mays. At the end of the day I couldn't be happier with my decision. Now I know why he calls the OR an art studio.

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No matter what you call your "bat wings" or droopy skin under your upper arms, you can change the appearance of it and boost your self-esteem with brachioplasty surgery. This innovative procedure provides both emotional and physical benefits. If you are at a healthy weight and still cannot lose the flab and skin that hang off your arms, please contact us to plan a consultation with Dr. Mays at Mays Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. You can look younger and fitter with arm lift surgery.

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How much does arm lift surgery cost?

The total cost for arm lift surgery will depend on many things. Before he can determine your costs, Dr. Mays will perform a consultation to listen to your concerns and goals. Following this, he will develop your surgical plan and break down your costs. In order to make it easier to choose a skilled Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Mays and get your best results, Mays Plastic Surgery & Med Spa accepts many payment forms. We will also help you find low-interest medical financing.

Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?

It's normal for patients who want an arm lift to create a custom treatment plan with another surgery. This is often referred to as an upper body lift and can combine liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or breast surgery (breast lift). An arm lift is also frequently done as part of an after weight loss surgery for those who have lost a large amount of weight and need contouring throughout their body. During your initial consultation with Dr. Mays, complementary surgeries can be discussed so your custom treatment plan fits all your goals.

Will there be scars?

Arm lift surgery needs incisions in order to remove excess skin, which leads to stitches and scarring. However, Dr. Mays makes every effort to place the small incisions in inconspicuous areas. After your arm lift, ointments to assist in scar healing will be suggested along with our tips for minimizing scarring. Dr. Mays also suggests you limit UV exposure for at least one year to protect the incisions from any additional discoloration. In general, patients consider the benefits of an arm lift outweigh the minimal scars created.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.