Arm Lift in Fredericksburg, VA
The upper arms are common problem areas for men and women in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas of Virginia. The challenge is that the skin loses elasticity, so exercising more will not help. At Surgical Arts of Virginia, we offer arm lift surgery to tone up your upper arms.
What is an Arm Lift?
Laxity and reduced collagen in the skin causes many areas to succumb to the effects of gravity. The upper arms may develop bulges of fat and skin that hang down when you hold your arms straight out to the side. In these cases, Dr. Palmer recommends arm lift surgery or brachioplasty to restore the natural contours.
What is the Cost of an Arm Lift in Fredericksburg, VA?
Arm lift surgery starts at $4,500 at Surgical Arts of Virginia. We can give you a more precise cost after your consultation with Dr. Palmer. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash, personal check, money order, and credit card. Our financing options include CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending.
What Are the Benefits of an Arm Lift?
The primary benefit of brachioplasty is that it rejuvenates the upper arms when diet and exercise can no longer tone the area.
Is an Arm Lift Right for Me?
An arm lift (brachioplasty) does require an extensive incision and resulting scar on the inside of the arm, so you want to make sure that this is the right cosmetic procedure for you. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you have tried to tighten the upper arms with exercise and weights, yet still have sagging. Another sign is having tissue that hangs over your elbow. Dr. Palmer assesses your upper arms during the consultation to determine if it is your best option.
How is an Arm Lift Performed?
Arm lift surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia. The incision starts at the elbow and follows a line to the armpit area. Once Dr. Palmer makes the incision, he gently pulls the skin tight over the muscles, trims the excess, and closes the incision.
What is Arm Lift Recovery Like?
Your arms are wrapped to help the tissues heal and minimize swelling. You are sent home after a brief recovery in our surgical suite. Plan to rest for the first few days. We will schedule follow-up appointments for the day or two after the surgery and throughout your recovery. Swelling, tightness, discomfort, and bruising may develop.
If you are looking for an experienced arm lift surgeon in Washington DC, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Richmond, Charlottesville and nearby communities in Virginia, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. R. Shane Palmer.