About Arm Lift Surgery
A frustrating aspect when getting older or losing weight is gaining excess skin. At the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer upper arm lift surgery, also known as a brachioplasty, as an option for anyone who cannot manage to tone and tighten this section of the arm with exercise and diet. Loose skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly for women and men who are advancing in age or have lost weight. Dr. Fara Movagharnia, an Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon, is very skilled in fat removal and skin tightening techniques, and he provides private consultations for surgical arm lifts. If you want to hear more information about how an upper arm lift can correct the shape of your upper arms, please schedule an appointment at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today.
An upper arm lift is an aesthetic surgery that employs advanced methods to contour and remove extra skin. If you avoid sleeveless clothes because of your bat wings and would prefer them to appear trim and contoured again, you are an ideal candidate for arm lift surgery. You need to be in overall good health so that your skin will recover properly. Some of the primary signs for patients who want an arm lift are loose, excess skin on their upper arms, plus decreased tightness of the skin. It is important that you are at or near your goal weight before your procedure.
"A wonderful surgeon and person! - I am so glad that I found Dr Movagharnia! I rarely write reviews, but I had to do this one. The decision to go under the knife can be an extremely scary and difficult one. I want to share that I have had a wonderful, life-changing experience with Dr Movagharnia. I went to him for help with a botched surgery outcome at the hands of another well-known Atlanta surgeon. My experience with him has been nothing short of redeeming and therapeutic. Dr Movagharnia is not only a skilled surgeon, but a genuinely caring, gentle, and hard-working person. During my consultation and preparatory appointments, Dr Movagharnia went to great lengths to ensure that he understood what I hoped for, and that I understood what my options were and what he could do. He shared his expertise honestly so that I could make informed decisions. He went over my chosen procedures in detail, letting me in on every decision that I had previously been excluded from. I’m happy with the transformation that is happening for me, and to know that this was done by Dr Movagharnia! He has truly partnered with me throughout this process. My recovery from the surgery was so much easier than I anticipated, and from experience, I know to attribute this to his gentle precision in the operating room. I was off my pain medication in one week. His sutures were actually beautiful. He followed up to make sure I was doing well after surgery, even over the weekend and after hours. The people working in the office are such friendly, kind people too! Judy responds to every email or call within one day. I feel cared for, and went under anesthesia knowing I was in good hands. I’ve been treated with such kind attention and am so appreciative. Though I’m still healing and my final results will not be evident for another 2-3 months, I’m already amazed and excited! Dr Movagharnia takes pride in his artistry and his ethic, loves what he does, and empowers his patients before and after surgery with information, with proper preparation, and with post-surgery exercises to facilitate healing and best result. He wants his patients to feel proud and be happy and healthy. He has been here for me every step of the way and sincerely wants to make sure we achieve the best possible result. I have had every question or concern immediately addressed. It is critical to be in the care of someone skilled and compassionate. I recommend Dr Movagharnia. He is exactly the kind of doctor I want my family and friends to see."- S.A. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"Exceeded my Tummy Tuck Expectations Totally! - I am totally satisfied with my results from Dr. Fara!! I had TT, MR, 2hernia repair and lipo to sides. He was my 1st consultation of 4 consults. I knew he was the right surgeon for me. Never once did he inquire about my weight. He looked at me and told me what he could do and never did i imagine my results would be this awesome. I am 28 days po and everything has gone so smoothly. At my 1st consult i weighed 227lbs in May 2019. I was 215lbs at the time of surgery on Oct 9 2019. Im down to 207 post op. Im at a loss for words. My stomach looks better now than it did prior to my pregnancies. Im 47 with 2 kids ages 22 and 27. I recommend Dr. Fara Movagharnia 100%!"- C. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"I look 25 again, body wise - "First and foremost, I want to say to any and everyone who listens, you will NEVER find a better Doctor than Fara Movagharnia." Not only he, but his staff is extraordinary. Well trained, professional, caring, attentive, personal and compassionate. From the beginning to the end and even now 2 weeks after my surgery they're still engaged in my well being, mental and physical. I'm very pleased with my outcome and results, I look 25 again, body wise. LOL!"- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"Dr. Movagharnia was wonderful, explain everything and answered all my questions. Made me feel very comfortable. Called to check on me after surgery.Everyone was so nice and friendly.Overall experience was Excellent!!!"- T.T. / Google / Jul 22, 2019
Typically, your upper arm lift surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility, except in cases where several cosmetic surgeries are scheduled to be performed at one time. An upper arm lift may be added to other surgeries (often completed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), like a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or thigh lift — as long as Dr. Movagharnia considers it is appropriate. Arm lift surgery is typically done with the patient under general anesthesia and can require a few hours to finish. The unwanted skin will be surgically excised starting at the elbow up to the armpit. The incision will be placed to be as concealed as possible, although it will leave a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is required to eliminate stubborn fat, this can be completed also. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched in place. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them sanitized, covered, and in compression garments.
What to Expect
A typical recovery time frame will take around two weeks with lots of rest, permitting your body time to heal. You use your arms for almost everything, so most of Dr. Movagharnia's arm lift patients are encouraged to ease their way back to their usual activities. An appointment to remove sutures will be made around ten days following surgery. Compression garments need to be kept on until you receive permission from Dr. Movagharnia. For at least 4 – 5 weeks, all strenuous activity must be eliminated, except short walks. If you notice uncontrolled bleeding, excessive swelling, fluid build-up (hematoma), signs of infection, numbness in the hands of arms, or unusual scarring, please contact the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery for help.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,500 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 - 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 Days, 2 Weeks, 2 Months
Get Back Your Shape
No matter what you call your droopy skin or bat wings under your upper arms, plastic surgeon Dr. Movagharnia considers it a way to improve your confidence with cosmetic surgery. If you are at or near a healthy weight but still can't eliminate the skin and flab that hangs off your arms, please contact us to plan a consultation with at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Feel fitter and younger with arm lift surgery.