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Technically called a brachioplasty, an arm lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. Dr. Lopes is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical body contouring procedures. She can provide you with amazing results from your brachioplasty in Virginia Beach.
This procedure is performed to:
- Reduce excess sagging skin that droops downward when the arm is extended away from the body
- Tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
The conditions treated with a brachioplasty may develop in both men and women, most often due to a loss of elasticity in the skin and underlying tissue of the upper arm. This may be the result of significant weight loss and skin that has been so stretched it loses the ability to retract. Conditions may also result from the natural changes that occur with aging, heredity or a combination of these conditions.
During your consultation, Dr. Lopes will carefully examine the condition of your upper arms to determine the extent of the work required. She will also ask you what your ideal results are for your arm lift to ensure that you have realistic expectations. Dr. Lopes will evaluate your health and go over your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for brachioplasty.
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Post-operative Procedures & Recovery
Once your brachioplasty is completed, dressing or bandages will be applied to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage to minimize swelling and to support your new contours as you heal. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect. Following your brachioplasty, your arms will be swollen and bruised, and you will experience some discomfort. Discomfort is common and can be controlled with medication. You will be instructed to keep your arms elevated for several days following surgery and return to light walking as soon as possible to minimize the potential for blood clots and other complications. You will also be instructed to avoid lifting or bearing any weight on your arms for several days to weeks. Your incisions will heal within 7 to 14 days, after which time sutures will be removed if necessary. Additional healing will continue for many weeks as swelling resolves and incision lines continue to improve. Numbness and a firm feeling over the skin’s surface will resolve over time. You must practice diligent sun protection until the healing process is fully completed or skin in the treated area may develop irregular pigmentation and scars may become raised, red or dark. It may take a year or more following a given procedure for incision lines to refine and fade to some degree.
Brachioplasty Cost and Payment Options
Dr. Lopes formulates a personalized brachioplasty procedure plan for each individual patient. The cost of your brachioplasty in Virginia Beach will be based on several factors that Dr. Lopes can go over during your consultation. Our team can also let you know about the payment options we offer. Financing options through CareCredit, ALPHAEON, United Medical Credit, and GreenSky.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have loose and saggy upper arms that make you feel uncomfortable with your appearance, Dr. Lopes can provide you with the surgical care you need. Please call our office at (757) 497 - 5400 for more information and to schedule a consultation for your brachioplasty in Virginia Beach. Or you can email us by filling out our contact form.