Arm Lift Surgery in Houston
Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, reduces droopy or saggy skin. This cosmetic procedure tightens and smooths underlying supportive tissue and defines the upper arm’s shape. Our Houston arm lift surgery can also reduce unwanted exercise-resistant pockets of fat in the upper arm. Our Houston Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Wiener, performs arm lift surgery to patients in Houston and the surrounding cities of Pearland and League City, Texas.
Is Arm Lift surgery right for me?
You may be an arm lift surgery candidate if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or look loose because of excess skin and fat. Changes in weight, aging and heredity can cause this sagging look, which can’t be changed by exercise. Most Houston arm lift surgery candidates experience significant upper arm skin laxity. A patient should be in good health; maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. Surgery cannot be done on those who smoke or going through pregnancy. Typical arm lift candidates from Pearland and Missouri City have a positive outlook and good expectations for the surgery.
The Arm Lift Procedure
The arm lift procedure is done under intravenous or general anesthesia. Arm lift incisions are placed on the inside or back of the arm, and may extend from the armpit area to the elbow. The exact incision pattern will be dependent upon the amount of excess skin present. Excess skin may be excised or removed with liposuction. Underlying tissues will then be tightened and reshaped to create a smooth, youthful arm contour. Sutures will be used to close any incisions.
How long is recovery from Arm Lift surgery?
Recovery for an arm lift surgery will depend on your desires and the techniques of your surgeon. Most Houston arm lift patients may expect similar results. During your recovery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions. Your arms will also be bandaged or wrapped in a compression garment to minimize swelling. Dr. Wiener will give you further instructions for your care. He will supply prescriptions, post-op appointments, and advise you on when to schedule your next appointment. Although Dr. Wiener will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself, there are steps you should take on your own. Your incisions should not be subjected to excessive force or motion during the recovery period. Exercise and any heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks after surgery. A high protein diet consisting of meat and eggs will be necessary daily starting at least three weeks pre-op until five weeks post-op.
What results can I expect from Arm Lift surgery in League City?
After your arm lift procedure in League City, you will experience smoother and tighter contours. At first, swelling and bruising will obscure the results. You should also expect a visible scar at the incision. If you maintain a stable weight and fitness level, the results of your arm lift surgery will be long-lasting. With age, the body will naturally lose some firmness, but the majority of your results should be permanent. During your first consultation, you can ask Dr. Wiener for further explanation about your arm lift surgery expectations. Dr. Wiener performs arguably the best results in arm lift surgery Houston has to offer and provides this service to patients in the surrounding areas as well. Dr. Wieners office is conveniently located just 11 miles South of Pasadena in Clear Lake, TX. Contact our office today to take your first step towards a more confident you!