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.
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"The Right Choice - After considering an elective orchiectomy for several years, I started serious research on where to have it performed. I had my criteria as we all do, and the CCRS under Dr. Fara Movagahrnia seemed to meet them, so I gave them a call. The office manager, Judy, picked up and we had a friendly discussion of all my concerns. She understood my situation so I was not embarrassed asking about certain details. Judy provided a clear picture of the process, and after thinking it over, I called and scheduled the surgery. After complying with the pre-surgery requirements, I met with Dr. Fara the day before and we discussed my motivation and general health. Up to now all contact with the CCRS was very congenial and informative and I was ready for the procedure. Early the next day I arrived at the nearby out-patient surgery center, met Dr. Fara, got prepped and moved to surgery. I woke up a short time later, rested then dressed. Dr.Fara came to make sure all was OK...which it was, and offered to drive me back to my motel, which he did. All the while his friendly demeanor kept me very relaxed. The next day I was able to drive to his office for a final checkup and was given a warm greeting by the doctor and staff. I was told to call with any follow up questions of which I had a few that were quickly answered. Overall, my orchiectomy experience with Dr. Fara at the CCRS was efficient, friendly, and successful. I still contact the center from time to time and if passing through Atlanta will stop by to say hello. Why go anywhere else for your orchiectomy?"- T. / RealSelf / Aug 12, 2020
"Absolutely in LOVE - Absolutely LOVE my new boobs. I had multiple consultations scheduled, but after meeting the Dr. and his staff, I knew he was the doctor for me. The office is very welcoming, and he is very knowledgeable at what he’s doing. Booked my surgery the same day as my consultation and cancelled the others."- P. / RealSelf / Aug 05, 2020
"Vagina Rejuvenatiom - I’ve been searching for a plastic to perform my vagina rejuvenation surgery. Realself website and customer service representative were helpful. Dr Fara Movagharnia explains the procedures for my vagina rejuvenation. So far everything is going great! I can’t wait to follow up in 2 weeks. I can’t sit up and drive for 2 weeks because I will tear stitches. I will keep everyone updated with my healing process. Dr Fara Movagharnia is the best! Dr Movagharnia calls and check up on me to see how I’m feeling! And I can’t wait to surprise my husband! He don’t know I had a vagina rejuvenation surgery!"- C. / RealSelf / Mar 15, 2020
"Consultation - pleased with my experience so far - Hey everyone I just to start my thread with how pleased I am with my experience so far. My consult with Dr. Movagharnia was wonderful. I truly believe I was in the right hands. He was my 4th consult and I can say nobody I seen before could even come close to the experience I had with him. He gave me realistic goals and he was confident he could achieve the results I was looking for."- K. / RealSelf / Mar 03, 2020
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.