Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Little Rock, AR
Dr. English, a triple board-certified surgeon at English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, offers various plastic surgery procedures to the residents of Little Rock, Conway, Pulaski County and the surrounding communities in Arkansas.
What is an arm lift?
The goal of an arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is to reduce and reshape the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow or some modification thereof. In the performance of this type of body contouring surgery, the incision(s) can be placed in the armpit if the excess is in the upper one third of the arm. If the excess is not in the upper one third of the arm, the incision is placed either on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the patient’s preference. However, Dr. English believes that brachioplasty is indicated when liposuction of the arm has not produced the desired results. His reason for this mind set is to avoid the operative scars. If the patient’s skin contracts following arm reduction with the removal of fat via liposuction, then the scars and potential numbness are averted.
To see for yourself what this surgery is all about, look at the arm lift before and after pictures by clicking here.
Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?
Ideal candidates for arm liposuction and/or an arm lift include healthy individuals with a normal body weight who have upper arm skin laxity or bat wing deformity.
How is an arm lift performed?
At the English Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center in Little Rock, both arm lift and liposuction procedures are performed under general anesthesia. If liposuction is decided on, then a small hole is made just above the elbow, and the fat is removed. Following its removal, a compression garment is worn for three to five days. If incisional surgery (brachioplasty) is warranted, the incisions are closed very meticulously and no dressing is applied after you go home.
What is recovery like?
Some of the tricks of the trade include wearing postoperative tape on the scars to prevent their widening as well as routine office visits that are included with your surgery to determine if a small amount of steroid should be injected into the scars to prevent their enlargement. Other techniques used to improve the quality of the healing scars are IPL and/or laser treatments. The results of these procedures are impressive in a few weeks, but the overall results may take six to 12 months
How much does an arm lift cost in Little Rock?
Each arm lift procedure is unique because it is performed with YOU in mind. Since your needs will be different from other patients, it will not be possible to provide you with an exact cost until after you meet with Dr. English the first time. Once he has established a treatment plan, we can then go over the cost and discuss which method of payment might be right for you. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, in addition to financing through CareCredit® or MedLoanFinance.com.
Cosmetic surgery procedures, such as an arm lift, are generally considered elective, and are therefore not covered under most health insurance plans. As such, our office does not accept any form of health coverage.
I want to consider an arm lift. What should I do next?
You have seen arm lift before and after pictures, and now you are ready to take the next step. Your next step is to call Dr. English’s office in Little Rock to make an arm lift consultation appointment! Before your consultation, make sure you write down all remaining questions or concerns you have and bring them to your appointment. The consultation is your next step. Contact us today.
If you would like to look and feel your very best, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jim English, triple board certified in cosmetic procedures for the face and body. We look forward to seeing you during your brachioplasty consultation.