The arm lift is one of the lesser-known procedures we offer at Plastic Surgery Affiliates. Because of this, we have patients coming in all the time asking us basic questions about the arm lift because there’s just not a lot of information about it online. We wanted to answer for you our five most answered questions about the arm lift, so you can be more informed about what to expect before your consultation.
1. How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?
The average cost of an arm lift with Dr. Hueneke is between $5,000 and $5,500, although this price does vary from patient to patient. To get a more accurate idea of what you will be paying for your arm lift procedure, it’s best to come in for a consultation with Dr. Hueneke. He’ll evaluate your body, listen to your concerns and develop a fully personalized treatment plan for you to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals. We also provide financing options to help make your procedure more affordable.
2. Is an Arm Lift Painful?
The arm lift procedure itself is virtually painless because our patients are put under general anesthesia. Most patients also report their arm lift recovery being very comfortable as well, only experiencing mild swelling, bruising, tenderness, and tightness following their procedure. Dr. Hueneke may prescribe medication to make your recovery more comfortable as well.
3. How Long Does it Take to Recover from an Arm Lift?
Many of our patients take up to three weeks to initially recover from arm lift surgery meaning it takes them about three weeks for all the swelling, bruising, tenderness and tightness to subside. That being said, it typically only takes about two weeks for patients to return to their normal daily activities and six weeks to make a full recovery.
4. How Long Does it Take for Brachioplasty Scars to Heal?
Because the brachioplasty incision typically runs from the armpit to the elbow, it may take a long time for the scar to heal. For some patients, the scar may only take about six weeks to heal. Other patients have experienced it taking up to a year before the scar is soft and flexible again. It is common to have scabs for several weeks along this incision line, and Dr. Hueneke will be able to recommend over-the-counter or medical-grade scar softening topical creams to use following your procedure.
5. Does CoolSculpting® Work on Bat Wings?
Yes and no. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that helps to reduce fat in the treated areas. This means that yes, CoolSculpting® may help you reduce the amount of fat in your upper arms. That being said, CoolSculpting® will not be able to tighten the skin around the arms once that fat is reduced. The only fat removal and skin tightening procedure for the upper arm is brachioplasty.
We hope this was able to answer some of your burning questions about brachioplasty. If you still have some questions you would like to be answered, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hueneke today.