Arm Lift

What to Expect After an Arm Lift

Arm Lift New Jersey, NJ

October 20, 2022

Arm Lift

Weight loss and aging can cause the skin under our upper arms to lose its elasticity. As a result, our upper arms may sag and droop, giving us an unsightly appearance in the areas between our elbows and armpits. 

To restore your youthful and firm upper arms, Dr. Coville at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery offers arm lift procedures that will significantly improve the undersides of your upper arms. Dr. Coville has over 25 years of experience in the aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery field, making him a highly qualified surgeon for arm lift procedures.

What is an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess sagging skin and fat from flabby upper arms. During an arm lift procedure, Dr. Coville at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery may also tighten underlying tissue and reshape your upper arms to provide you with a more toned upper arm area. 

During the procedure, he may use liposuction techniques to remove excess fat in the undersides of your arms. The extent of your incisions will depend on how much skin your surgeon needs to remove. You can expect your surgeon to place incisions under your upper arms and close them with stitches after tightening your tissues. 

Dr. Coville may also perform other surgical procedures at the same time, depending on your personal preference and aesthetic goals. Pairing your arm lift procedure with other body contouring procedures may help improve your overall figure in one session. You may pair your brachioplasty with a tummy tuck, a breast augmentation, or another body sculpting procedure of your choice. 

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What Can I Expect After an Arm Lift?

After an arm lift procedure at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery, you may experience some temporary swelling. You will likely have some surgical bandages and wear compression garments on your incisions to diminish swelling after your brachioplasty. Dr. Coville may also place tubes under your arms to drain excess fluid and blood. He may also prescribe some pain relievers to minimize your discomfort as you recover. After a few days following surgery, he will remove your surgical dressings. 

Depending on how physically demanding your job is, you may need to take it easy at home for one week before returning to work. As you recover, you will need to avoid physical activity that involves using your arms for about four to eight weeks after your brachioplasty. Although your scars may not disappear completely, they will fade over the next several months. If the appearance of your scars bothers you, Dr. Coville may be able to offer you a treatment to minimize their appearance. 

You may notice visible improvements right after surgery, but it may take longer to see your final results as the swelling and bruising fade. Once you fully heal, you may enjoy tighter and slimmer upper arms. Although your skin will sag with age, your rejuvenated arm lift contours should last a long time if you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle. 

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Who is a Candidate for an Arm Lift?

If you are a healthy non-smoker, maintain a stable weight, and have no wound healing medical conditions, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. Moreover, you have realistic expectations about the results of an arm lift procedure. 

The best way to determine if you can improve the appearance of your upper arms with an arm lift is by contacting us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Coville at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery. He will thoroughly review your medical history, examine the extent of your flabby underarms, and recommend the best treatment for your aesthetic goals.


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Are you ready to learn more about arm lifts? Schedule a consultation with Cornerstone Plastic Surgery using the form below by calling 609-957-5652 to learn more!

Cornerstone Plastic Surgery has two premier locations in Linwood and Tom’s River, NJ.