Diet and exercise can transform your body, but there are some spots that tend to need a little extra help. Chief among them are the arms. Whether you are battling excess fat, sagging skin, poor muscle tone or some combination of the three, an arm lift, or brachioplasty, can help you get the look you want.
To discover if you are an arm lift candidate, contact us to schedule your consultation.
Why We're Nashville's Top Choice
- Stephen Davis is a skilled plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- We have been helping Nashville clients transform their figures for more than 20 years.
- Our team is dedicated to your comfort and safety from start to finish.
Is an Arm Lift Right for You?
Arm lifts are suited for men and women who are unhappy with the way their upper arms look but are otherwise healthy. Candidates need to be realistic in their expectations and stable in their weight. Some reasons to consider getting brachioplasty include:
- Wanting to show off your figure after significant weight loss
- Desiring a more youthful look
- Being able to engage in physical activity without discomfort
- Feeling like the arms are heavy or difficult to move due to sagging
During Your Arm Lift Surgery
Dr. Davis performs arm lift surgery in Nashville at The Atrium, a specialty operating facility at Centennial Hospital. During your procedure, general anesthesia will be used, and excess skin and fat will be removed and the arm reshaped for greater definition. Surgery generally takes anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, though this varies between patients.
Arm Lift Recovery
After your arm lift procedure, you will need to take about a week off from all activity to rest and heal. Be careful not to strain your arm muscles for several weeks after surgery. You will need to wear special garments to promote healing and decrease swelling.
After the first week, you will be able to resume moderate activity while still avoiding stressing the arms. 6 weeks post-surgery is when most patients are back to their usual routines, though, healing is different for everyone. Listen to your body and consult with Dr. Davis.
Arm Lift Results
The initial results of your arm lift may be visible as soon as you’ve completed surgery. However, this is not the same as seeing the final results. Although individual results vary, many clients at around the 6-week mark are healed enough to see what their arm lift has done for them. Final results should be visible after swelling is fully gone, which may take around 6 months. Be sure to eat well and exercise once you are able to so that the results of your surgery are maintained.
Take the Next Step
If your arms are saggy or have excess fat, now is the time to make a change. Contact us to schedule your Nashville arm lift procedure.
Arm Lift FAQs
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, arm lift surgery has an average cost of $4,482. This cost is strictly for the surgery itself and does not factor in other elements, such as anesthesia and facility fees. If you are concerned about making arm lift fit within your budget, ask us about our financing options.
There is no shortage of Nashville arm lift surgery providers. The key is selecting the surgeon who is the best fit for you. Meet with several and talk to them about your vision for your surgery. Select the one that makes you feel comfortable and is excited about helping you get the look you want.
We will go over your surgery preparation well in advance of the procedure. Some things we are likely to request, include blood work, fasting before surgery, stopping smoking and avoiding medications that thin the blood. If you have any concerns about surgery preparation, contact us.