An arm lift or arm tuck, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin on the upper arms. The goal of a Kansas arm lift is to obtain more toned, defined arms by removing the hanging skin often known as “bat wings.” Getting rid of those hanging folds of flabby skin has made thousands of women and men uncomfortable wearing sleeveless shirts and other revealing clothing. By reshaping the upper arm, an arm lift in KS creates smoother, more natural contours and a more fit appearance.
For most Kansas arm lift patients the most significant benefit is increased self-confidence, especially when wearing short sleeves. The majority of patients undergo a Topeka arm lift after they have had significant weight loss, which tends to leave loose, hanging skin. The natural aging process can also result in the loss of skin elasticity, resulting in hanging skin that no amount of diet or exercise can restore to its originally firm and toned appearance. Ideal candidates for arm lifts in Topeka — as well as arm lifts in Lawrence; arm lifts in Manhattan; arm lifts in Kansas City, MO; arm lifts in Kansas City, KS; and arm lifts in Olathe — are at or near their ideal weight and are in good overall health.
If you are wondering whether you are a good candidate for an arm tuck, schedule an appointment with the Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office. Ask to see Dr. Marc Baraban’s Topeka arm lift before and after photos. Because cosmetic surgery is as much an art as a science, you want to be sure that your surgeon will sculpt your arms in a way that you will be happy with.
Arm lifts in Topeka are usually performed under general anesthesia and take about one to two hours. Dr. Baraban has worked with patients from across the area, offering Topeka arm lifts; Lawrence arm lifts; Manhattan arm lifts; Kansas City, MO, arm lifts; Kansas City, KS, arm lifts; and Olathe arm lifts. The incision method used by the surgeon depends on the amount and location of the excess skin. For example, if most of the hanging skin is within 2 inches of the armpit, the incision might be placed in the armpit. This procedure is known as a “mini arm tuck” or axillary brachioplasty. The excess skin is removed through a crescent-shaped incision in the armpit.
If the excess skin extends from the armpit to the elbow, as is more common, it is removed with a standard arm lift procedure. The full brachioplasty requires an incision extending the length of the upper arm, usually placed on the inner arm so it is not visible when the arms are at the sides. The incision may be curved to minimize scarring.
Once the incision has been made, the surgeon removes excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat. In some cases, liposuction may be used to contour the fat layer. After the excess tissues are gone, the remaining skin is brought together and sutured closed. A compression garment will be applied to reduce swelling and support the tissues during the healing process.
Once the arm lift surgery is completed, the arm should be elevated as much as possible. Some swelling, bruising and tenderness can be expected. The compression garment should be worn for several weeks, and strenuous activities should be avoided. Limited lifting is important during the recovery process.
Topeka arm lift patients, Lawrence arm lift patients and Manhattan arm lift patients typically return to work in about two weeks, depending on the physical requirements of their job. The treated area may feel tight for up to three months. Although initial improvements will be visible immediately, the full results of an arm lift will be seen in about three months, once residual swelling has subsided.
Topeka arm lift prices vary depending on the extent of the surgery, but they tend to average about $3,000. If you want to know more about arm lifts in Topeka, arm lifts in Lawrence, arm lifts in Manhattan and arm lifts throughout the area, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Baraban.
If you are considering having upper or lower arm lift surgery but want to explore more about the financing options. You can discuss your financial options with your surgeon, and find out if there are any loans of flexi-payment plans available to you.
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At the Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office, Dr. Marc Baraban offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Kansas and Topeka Kansas. Contact the Baraban Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon office today to schedule your Arm Lift Consultation!