An Arm Lift Can Boost Your Confidence

If you are unhappy with the way your arms look, Dr. Peter Fisher can perform an arm lift procedure. This surgery can remove fat deposits, trim excess skin, and restore a firm, fit look to your arms. During a consultation Dr. Fisher can explain what your unique arm lift at our San Antonio, TX, practice would include.

What Is an Arm Lift?

Genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations can gradually cause the skin on your upper arms to droop. Patients who are not satisfied with the contours of their upper arms often consider an arm lift. They may want to look better in sleeveless outfits, or simply have their clothing lay smoother and fit better. 

Dr. Fisher can perform an arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty, which is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the upper arm. An arm lift can also be combined with other procedures to improve a patient’s overall look. Some patients combine an arm lift with treatments such as a breast lift, as well as other body contouring procedures. Image of person pinching arm

Ideal Candidates

A change in body contours can improve a patient’s self-esteem and self-confidence. For older patients who still have a good amount of skin elasticity and can tolerate anesthesia, arm lift surgery may also be an option to restore a younger silhouette. 

You should be in good overall health and at a stable weight to undergo an arm lift. Smoking and excessive drinking can impede your ability to heal, so you will need to quit these habits before your surgery and during recovery.

Procedure Options

With 25 years of experience, Dr. Fisher understands the intricacies of arm lift surgery and has seen how best to provide patients with optimal results. He will create an incision in your arm, through which he will remove excess skin and fat, and tighten underlying tissues. Dr. Fisher prefers to perform brachioplasty surgery using a posterior incision that he tailors to your needs. This incision is placed along the back of the arm and is able to provide significant results with limited risk of nerve damage, less recurrence of original issues, and less scarring.

Anterior incisions are made on the inside of the arm, along the groove of the bicep. Dr. Fisher typically avoids this technique because while the scars are not visible when the arms are down, this method can result in more significant scarring, and is harder to maintain long-term results.

With 25 years of experience, Dr. Fisher understands the intricacies of arm lift surgery and has seen how best to provide patients with optimal results.

Recovery Timeline

An arm lift procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, so you will return home the same day. You will need to have someone take you home and stay with you for a day or two. You will be given compression garments to wear on your arms that will reduce swelling and support your new contours. It is important for you to wear these garments as directed. Typically, you will be able to shower two days after your surgery. Five to seven days after your procedure, you will return to our office for a post-operative checkup and to have your sutures removed.

Many patients require two to three weeks off from work to recover from arm lift surgery. After about six weeks, all limits on your physical activity may be lifted. However, you should avoid strenuous activity until Dr. Fisher has cleared you to return to your usual exercise regimen. After three to six months, all swelling should be gone, allowing you to experience the full results of your procedure.

Receive Your Consultation

If you have drooping or sagging skin on your upper arms, you may benefit from an arm. To learn more about the arm lift procedure, reach out to our office to make an appointment with Dr. Fisher.

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