Arm Lift

Evansville, Henderson, Indiana

What Is An Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from around the arm. Weight fluctuations and aging are some of the things that can cause a person to develop extra fat and skin in his or her arms. An arm lift in Henderson is also known as a brachioplasty.

Your Consultation

It is very important for patients to be well-informed about any cosmetic procedure that they want to get. That is why the consultation is so important. During the consultation, Dr. Zieg will discuss the procedure and what you can expect.

The Surgical Procedure

Liposuction is the first step in performing an arm lift. After the excess fat has been removed, an incision will be made from the armpit to the elbow. The incision will allow the surgeon to remove the excess skin and tighten the arm. An arm lift takes about one or two hours to perform, and it is performed under general anesthesia. An arm lift is an outpatient procedure, which means that you will be able to go home the same day.

Recovery

The recovery time is usually brief. Most patients will be able to return to their normal activities within one or two weeks. It is important to note that one will have to wear compression garments for a couple of weeks to help control the swelling. This will also help improve the final result. Most patients will be able to return to strenuous activities within four to six weeks.

What Are Some Of The Risks Associated With Getting An Arm Lift in Evansville, IN?

An arm lift is safe, but all surgical procedures carry risks. Dr. Zieg will discuss the possible risks of a brachioplasty during your consultation. You should call the Zieg Plastic Surgery Center at 812.717.4203 if you are interested in getting an arm lift.