What is an Arm Lift Brachioplasty
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Weight fluctuations, heredity, and aging can all impact the arms. 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, an arm lift brachioplasty at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics can bring tone and contour back to your arms.

Here we answer common questions you might have to determine if an arm lift brachioplasty procedure is right for you.

Am I A Good Candidate For An Arm Lift Brachioplasty in Chicago?

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 brachioplasty. 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 Will My Arm Lift Brachioplasty Procedure Take in Chicago?

An arm lift brachioplasty takes between 1 to 2 hours, depending upon how extensive the surgery is. Each procedure is custom-tailored based on your individual case. For instance, if you have experienced major weight loss, you may require a more in-depth procedure. If you’re combining your arm lift brachioplasty with other body contouring procedures such as arm liposuction, and Renuvion skin tightening, the total time will be several hours. An arm lift is done as an outpatient basis, which means you can go home after your procedure.

What Can I Expect During My Recovery from an Arm Lift Brachioplasty in Chicago?

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 brachioplasty 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 from Arm Lift Brachioplasty in Chicago?

As with any surgery, an arm lift brachioplasty will leave some amount of scarring. The size of the incision will depend upon the amount of skin laxity you have, however our surgeons take great 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.

How Long Before I Can Enjoy My Results from an Arm Lift Brachioplasty in Chicago?

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 brachioplasty.”

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