When it comes to body image, many women pinpoint large arms with loose or heavy skin as the one issue that makes them the most self-conscious. It is the area of the body that is the most difficult to hide, especially during the summer months, and most clothes that are able to hide the arms are unflattering.
If any of this sounds familiar, an arm lift, also known as a Brachioplasty, may be the solution. The best candidates are women whose main problem is loose skin as is typically seen after large amounts of weight loss. Thick, heavy arms with large amounts of fat are not good candidates for this procedure. To learn about procedures for toning your underarm area in and around Indianapolis, please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at (317) 565-1009 for an arm lift consultation.
What Is an Arm Lift?
In an arm lift, the loose skin and fat that hangs down when your arms are extended is removed. The scar is placed in the groove along the inner part of your arm between your biceps and triceps muscles. If the amount of loose skin is fairly limited, a short-scar arm lift, in which the scar is placed in the arm pit, may work for you. The trade off is less skin tightening but a much less noticeable scar. Dr. Fata will help you decide which type of arm lift will work the best for you. A compression garment is worn for four weeks to control swelling and promote healing.
Dr. Joseph Fata performs arm lift surgery on his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. To assist you as you gather information on the procedure of arm lifting, Dr. Fata has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions based on his extensive experience with patients who have had an arm lift.
The estimated total cost for an Arm lift is $5,468 which includes the surgeon's fee ($3,550), the surgery center fee, the anesthesiologist's fee ($1,918), and all follow-up care by Dr. Fata. The exact cost can for an Arm Lift surgery can only be determined with Dr. Fata and the $50 consult fee will be deducted from the total.
Please feel free to call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at (317) 565-1009 or contact us online to learn more about arm lift surgery. We serve patients throughout the Midwest as well as Carmel and Indianapolis, Indiana, and will be glad to schedule a confidential consultation for you.