Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers arm lift procedures for men and women who want to tighten the upper arm area. For more than 20 years, board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Hueneke, MD, has provided these services to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What is an Arm Lift?
The upper arm area is prone to developing excess fat and sagging skin. This results in a lumpy appearance, and some men and women may notice that the tissue over the tricep muscle jiggles when they use their arms. Arm lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that removes the fat and skin to give the arms a toned appearance.
Arm lift surgery involves making an incision on the inside of the arm from the elbow to the armpit. Dr. Hueneke pulls the tissues taut and removes any excess before closing the incisions.
What is the Cost of an Arm Lift?
The average cost of an arm lift is $5,000 – $5,500, although this does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for an arm lift at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
What Are the Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery?
- Reduces embarrassing “waddling” in the upper arm area
- Gives the arms a smooth, toned appearance
- Helps clothing fit better
What is the Recovery Time for Arm Lift Surgery?
The initial recovery from arm lift surgery may take up to three weeks. During this time, you will need to restrict your activities, and you may need to spend a few days resting at home. Common symptoms after arm lift surgery are swelling, bruising, tenderness, tightness, and discomfort. Dr. Hueneke may prescribe medication to help you feel comfortable.
Your upper arms may be wrapped in a compression bandage to manage swelling. You should wear the bandage as described by Dr. Hueneke. In about 14 days, you begin to feel well enough to return to your normal activities, but you should only perform tasks that are light in nature. Avoid exercising and heavy lifting until released by Dr. Hueneke.
Full recovery can take up to six weeks.
If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your arm lift in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Dr. Hueneke, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has worked with patients for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.