Arm Lift Slims Your Arms

"If you are thinking of surgery - go see DR TRUONG!!"

Arm Lift surgery (brachioplasty) gets rid of the loose skin, or “bat wings,” that droop from the arm due to aging or weight loss.

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This patient presented with excess skin laxity and hanging skin on her upper arm area. Dr. Truong performed a brachioplasty procedure in which excess skin was removed along with liposuction. The scar is hidden in the inner aspect of the arm. The patient is 4 months post op.

Why Get An Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?

Weight fluctuations, heredity and aging can all impact the arms. Men and women who are interested in brachioplasty surgery, often want to eliminate loose skin. These “bat wings” can droop from the upper arm due to aging or following weight loss. Loose tissue that hangs from the arms can cause you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed, or prevent you from wearing certain types of clothing or participating in activities. When diet and exercise can’t resolve your cosmetic concerns, a brachioplasty can bring tone and contour back to your arms.

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Why Choose Dr. Breast & Body?

Voted one of America’s Top Surgeons in the field of Cosmetic Surgery by Consumer’s Research Council of America.

Dr. Truong holds three board certifications including the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Truong is the founder and CEO of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and is well-respected among patients and peers and holds a long list of academic awards and professional accolades. Dr. Truong is considered one of the Top Surgeons in Illinois.

Pey-Yi Kevin Lin MD

Dr. Pey-Yi Kevin Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who emphasizes tailored care and treatment to each individual patient.   Dr. Lin is skilled in both Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and completed his fellowship at the University of Texas – Health Science center at Houston. There he trained under nationally renowned aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons, gaining valuable insight and an unparalleled experience. His interest lies in body contouring procedures to help patients reach their desired body shape.



Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

If the underside of your arms are saggy or have an excess of skin and fat, you’re a likely candidate for an arm lift. An arm lift removes excess skin, eliminates pockets of localized fat and reshapes the arms’ contours for a smoother, more toned appearance, often with the help of liposuction for fine-tuning. Ideal arm lift candidates are non-smokers who are in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure.


How long does arm lift surgery take?

An arm lift takes between 1 to 2 hours, depending upon how extensive the surgery is. Each procedure is custom-tailored based upon your specific needs and aesthetic desires. People who’ve experienced major weight loss may require a more in-depth procedure. If you’re combining your arm lift with other body contouring procedures after major weight loss, the total time will be several hours. An arm lift is done on an outpatient basis, so you can go home after your procedure.


What is arm lift surgery recovery like?

Recovery is proportionate to how extensive the surgery is. During your recovery, it’s normal to experience some discomfort along with some swelling and bruising. The majority of swelling and bruising should resolve in 2 weeks. You’ll wear a compressive dressing for about a week following the surgery, to help reduce swelling. Most people are able to return to work within several days following an arm lift and can resume all normal activities, including heavy lifting and vigorous arm movement, at 6 weeks. Any pain can typically be managed with over-the-counter medication or an ice pack.


Will there be any scarring?

As with any surgery, an arm lift will leave some amount of scarring. The size of the incision will depend upon the amount of skin laxity you have, however Dr. Truong takes care to make the incision as subtle as possible. With proper scar management, the incision can fade nicely over time. Many people find that the benefits of having attractive, re-contoured arms far outweigh the scar, which can often be concealed by clothing.


When will I see results?

You’ll notice an immediate improvement in the contours of your arms, with the final results becoming apparent within 2 to 3 months once all of the swelling has subsided. By this time, your arms will appear significantly slimmer and more toned. Maintaining a stable weight through a healthy lifestyle can help you enjoy long-lasting results. Your scar should continue to heal for the first year following your arm lift.


How much does an arm lift cost?

Everyone wants cosmetic surgery but most worry about the cost of an arm lift. We offer Care Credit™ and other Financing options that make “the best of the best” affordable on almost any budget.

Arm Lift Gallery

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