Firm & Tone Your Upper Arms
Toned and taut upper arms project vitality, vibrancy, and a healthy personal pride in your appearance. But upper arms can be difficult to tighten and contour, despite your best efforts. Maybe you could use a “lift”!
Arm lift surgery, known medically as brachioplasty, is a featured procedure at Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery. Board-certified San Antonio plastic surgeon Dr. Ramon Garza III combines state-of-the-art technical skills with a “personal touch” that will make you comfortable and confident.
Brachioplasty is an elective aesthetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the foundational tissues in your upper arms. The result is firmer, better-toned, and more youthful-looking arms.
How does brachioplasty work?
In some cases, liposuction alone is sufficient to remove stubborn fat from upper arms. “Lipo” breaks up fat cells and then uses a suction device to remove them from your body. Other patients may require direct surgical excision of excess fat, skin, and tissue. Still, others benefit most from a combination of liposuction and surgical excision.
Considering An Arm Lift?
As we age, our upper arms can become loose, flabby, and saggy. A San Antonio brachioplasty can make your arms more attractive in a way that diet and exercise alone cannot. This “arm lift” procedure can:
Consider brachioplasty if your upper arms are loose and saggy. However, an “arm lift” is not for everyone. You may be disqualified if you are a smoker or have a chronic medical condition such as a bleeding disorder. Be aware that if you are significantly overweight or are prone to large fluctuations in your weight, brachioplasty may not produce the results you want.
The foundation of any successful plastic surgery procedure is clear, open communication between an informed patient and a skilled, empathetic surgeon. During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask all the questions you want and express any and all concerns you may have. Don’t hold back. Dr. Garza is a very attentive and receptive listener. You should leave your brachioplasty consultation feeling relaxed and confident. Start the conversation by scheduling a consultation at Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery today.
Your Best Results Start Here
Dr. Garza will carefully review your medical history, examine your arms, and assess your goals to determine if brachioplasty is right for you.
If you smoke, you will need to quit at least six weeks before your procedure. At the least, you will be instructed to stop smoking for a specified period of time before and after your brachioplasty. You will also be directed to suspend the use of any medication—such as aspirin—that may promote bleeding. Your procedure will be performed in either a hospital or an outpatient surgical facility. Your surgeon will lift and tighten your underlying tissues to achieve a more contoured look. Your incisions will then be closed with either absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed in about a week after your surgery.
Here For You While You Heal
For a month or so, you will need to avoid strenuous exercise or any lifting of your arms above your shoulders. You will immediately see a difference in your arms’ shape, and that will become more apparent as your swelling subsides. Results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a stable weight.
Maintaining your Brachioplasty results
To achieve optimal results from brachioplasty San Antonio patients must diligently follow Dr. Garza's post-surgical instructions. Dr. Garza and his team will be there for you throughout every step of your arm lift treatment to ensure the most enjoyable experience as well as the highest quality results.
Exercise can improve upper arm tone. But it cannot tighten loose skin.
Yes. In fact, that is a very common practice in arm lift surgery.
Yes, if your San Antonio brachioplasty includes direct surgical excision of tissue. But Dr. Garza is a master at making incisions as short and discreet as possible. Scarring will also fade with time, but will never fully disappear.
Brachioplasty will not prevent your natural aging process. But results are very durable, particularly if you avoid large fluctuations in body weight.
If your sagging arm skin is causing medical problems, such as recurrent infections, insurance may cover all or part of the costs. But if your procedure is done for purely aesthetic reasons, your insurance will not pay.
The cost of a brachioplasty will depend on the extent of your surgery. Have a full conversation with your doctor prior to your treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Garza Plastic Surgery in San Antonio Today
For a truly exceptional San Antonio plastic surgery experience, begin your journey by scheduling your private consultation with Dr. Ramon Garza III. With unwavering precision and a compassionate heart, Dr. Garza can help you live a life of beauty and confidence.
540 Madison Oak Dr, Suite 240, San Antonio, TX 78258