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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) in Houston Texas

An Arm Lift helps to remove excess skin off the upper arms for a slimmer, sleeker contour.

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What is an Arm Lift(Brachioplasty)

An Arm Lift is a surgical procedure that treats excess skin of the upper arm and axillary regions. At The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS), our patients often complain of excess skin of this area after weight loss or with age. As with many plastic surgical procedures, the surgical technique used to address this area depends on the severity of the excess skin. In mild cases, certain non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures can be performed to help tighten and lift the excess skin and fatty tissue. In other cases, either a short scar or an extended scar procedure is required to achieve maximum results. Extensive measures are taken by Dr. Danielle Andry and Dr. Nandi Wijay to conceal these scars as best as possible and use aggressive scar management techniques to keep the scars as light and inconspicuous as possible.

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Why to have an Arm Lift at The Oaks Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas?

Many of our patients who have undergone massive weight loss or have developed excess arm skin with age are very self-conscious about this area. They complain that clothes don’t fit correctly, they are unable to wear short sleeves, and can have hygiene issues as well. Some patients simply desire a sleeker, tighter looking arm. An arm lift can help you achieve this sleek contour and feel better about your arms in clothing with or without sleeves.

What do you want from an Arm Lift?

Arm lift procedures are often a careful balance between scarring and contour. While everyone’s goal is to maximize contour and minimize scarring, sometimes a trade off must exist. The surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery want to work with you to achieve your specific goals. If you are interested in an Arm Lift in Houston, Texas, an appointment can be made with Dr. Danielle Andry or Dr. Nandi Wijay. You can expect the initial consultation to last an hour or more. In your consultation, your TOPS plastic surgeon will:

  • Listen to your specific complaints and goals
  • Perform a thorough examination, focusing on your individual anatomy and measurements
  • Discuss recommendations regarding surgical or nonsurgical techniques that may help you achieve your goals
  • If surgery is the right option for you, Dr. Danielle Andry or Dr. Nandi Wijay will discuss the details of the surgical procedures that are offered and which approach is right for you
  • Preoperative photographs will be taken and the surgical plan will be analyzed for you with the use of your photographs
  • The risks and benefits of surgery will be thoroughly outlined for you
  • You will be given ample opportunity to ask questions from both our physicians and staff regarding the Arm Lift and any other surgical or nonsurgical procedures you may be interested in
  • You will be sent home with a packet of information regarding the procedure including a detailed consent form and instructions for before and after the Arm Lift

What can you expect the day of your Arm Lift procedure?

The day of your surgery, your TOPS plastic surgeon will meet you in the preoperative area to go over any last minute questions or concerns you may have. They will make preoperative markings and will perform extensive checks with a focused attention to detail ensuring high quality care and safety. You will meet the anesthesiologist and their team, as well as, the members of our operative team.

During your cosmetic procedure, our TOPS plastic surgeons pay meticulous attention to detail and work as a team to ensure a great result with a focus on safety and quality. Your family will be updated of your status periodically and will be able to talk with the physician one-on-one after the procedure is completed.

What procedures are often performed along with an Arm Lift?

Many patients seeking an arm lift (brachioplasty) have undergone massive weight loss and require removal of excess skin from several areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, back, breast, and face. Dr. Danielle Andry and Dr. Nandi Wijay spend a large part of their training working with one of the innovators in breast contouring surgery after massive weight loss. They have experience in both staging and combining many of these massive weight loss, body contouring procedures and can counsel their patients on the timing and progression of these surgeries. Please visit our massive weight loss, body contouring page for more details.

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What can you expect for recovery after your Arm Lift?

Your recovery will depend on the type of procedure performed by your surgeon at The Oaks Plastic Surgery. You will likely have a surgical garment with surgical dressings in place. It is normal to have some drainage on these dressings after surgery. Depending on the type of procedure, you may also have some drain tubes in place. You will be given a scar care kit and detailed instructions regarding scar management.

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