Upper Arm Lift
Conveniently located to serve Chicago, Illinois
- Why Undergo an Upper Arm Lift?
- Am I a Good Candidate?
- What Happens During the Consultation?
- The Procedure
- What Is the Recovery Process?
- How Much Does an Upper Arm Lift Cost?
- Contact Us to Learn More
An upper arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a procedure that eliminates the bat wing appearance of your upper arms. An upper arm lift in Chicago tightens loose excess skin and removes pockets of excess fat from the region.
Why Undergo an Upper Arm Lift?
Genetics, aging, and weight loss are usually the causes of sagging skin on the upper arms. Weight loss can also leave behind stubborn pockets of excess fat in the region. These issues can make people feel self-conscious or embarrassed and can make it more difficult to wear certain articles of clothing.
An upper arm lift addresses these issues in order to contour, sculpt, and tighten the upper arms. This gives the arms a fitter appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Good upper arm lift candidates are healthy individuals who are nonsmokers. People with medical conditions that impair healing are not suitable for brachioplasty.
Adults with notable arm skin laxity may undergo upper arm lifts. It is important that you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations before undergoing the upper arm lift procedure.
What Happens During the Consultation?
During the upper arm lift consultation, you will discuss your surgical goals, current medications, and drug allergies with Dr. Elias Gikas. Dr. Gikas will assess your overall health and discuss your options, the details of the surgery, potential complications, and the post-surgical healing process.
The patient will receive general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation prior to the creation of incisions. Upper arm lift incisions will be created by Dr. Gikas on the bottom or inside of the upper arms. The size of the incisions will depend on how much skin will be removed.
Through these incisions, Dr. Gikas will tighten the underlying tissues on the upper arms and stabilize them with stitches. Removal of excess fat via liposuction will also be performed. Excess skin will be removed. Once the reshaping is done, the remaining skin will be redraped over the new contours of the arm. Incisions will be closed with sutures.
What Is the Recovery Process?
After your upper arm lift procedure, Dr. Gikas will apply dressings or bandages to your incisions. Your arms may be enclosed with an elastic bandage or a compression garment to reduce swelling following surgery. Swelling, pain, and discomfort will occur for two to three days and will completely subside after two weeks.
One week after your upper arm lift, your upper arms’ new contours will become visible. Dr. Gikas will advise you to avoid lifting or performing any other physically exhausting activities for several weeks. You may resume working one week after surgery.
How Much Does an Upper Arm Lift Cost?
The overall cost of an upper arm lift is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.
Contact Us to Learn More
Call us today and arrange a meeting with Dr. Elias Gikas to get more information about upper arm lift surgery in Chicago. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is ready to help you attain those new upper arm contours!