Boston Center for Plastic Surgery specializes in arm lift procedures in Boston that address sagging skin and excess fat, providing patients with beautifully contoured arms and renewed self-assurance.

Sculpted Arms that Compliment Your Unique Body Proportions

Our seasoned experts in the field of plastic surgery are committed to providing world-class care and achieving exceptional results tailored to your unique needs. As leaders in the industry, Boston Center for Plastic Surgery combines expertise, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities to guide you through transformative experiences, ensuring you become the best version of yourself.

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What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, medically known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging and excess skin on the upper arms. Over time, factors such as aging, weight loss, or genetics can contribute to the loss of skin elasticity, leading to the development of what is commonly referred to as "bat wings." The arm lift removes this excess skin and fat, resulting in a more toned and contoured appearance.

Arm Lift Benefits

The benefits of an arm lift in Boston extend beyond aesthetic improvements. Patients who undergo brachioplasty often report:

  • Increased comfort
  • Improved clothing fit
  • A boost in self-confidence
  • Slimmer, more toned arms
  • A more balanced and proportionate overall silhouette

Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift in Boston?

You may be an ideal arm lift candidate if:

  • You have significant sagging skin on your upper arms due to aging, weight loss, or other factors
  • You have a stable and healthy weight, as substantial fluctuations can impact the long-term results of the procedure
  • You are a nonsmoker in good general health

During a private consultation at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, our experienced surgeons will discuss your cosmetic goals, assess your unique anatomy, and provide personalized recommendations to determine if you are an ideal candidate for an arm lift in Boston.

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Procedure: Steps of Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. Your surgeon will strategically place incisions on the inner or back of your arms to minimize visibility. The choice of incision location depends on the extent of correction needed.

Excess skin and fat are carefully removed, and underlying tissues may be tightened to create a firmer and more sculpted appearance. The incisions are meticulously closed with sutures; surgical tape or adhesive may sometimes be applied to minimize scarring.

Arm Lift Recovery and Results

Understanding the recovery process is crucial for a successful arm lift experience. Here's a general timeline to guide you through the recovery journey:

First 24-48 hours

Expect some discomfort and tightness. Pain medication will be prescribed to manage any pain. Rest is crucial during this initial period.

First Week

Avoid driving due to pain medication and muscle tightness. Continued rest allows your body to heal. Swelling may be present, and your arms may initially feel tight.

10-14 Days

Sutures are typically removed, and scar treatments may begin. Light cardio exercise at a reduced intensity may be permitted.

3 Weeks

 Implants may begin to settle, and you'll start feeling more like yourself. Some patients may return to work, depending on their profession.

6 Weeks

Your surgeon will review your progress and assess implant settling, and you'll see approximately 75% of your final results. Some patients may gradually resume upper body exercises.

3 Months

Expect to see about 75% of your final results. Continue scar management and exercise regimen. Implants settle further, making you feel more comfortable with your toned arms.

6 Months

You should see 100% of your results by this time. You'll feel more accustomed to your toned arms, starting to feel like your own. Incision scars may still be visible but will continue to fade over time.

1 Year

Incision scars continue to improve and fade. For further refinement, your surgeon may discuss additional options, such as fat grafting.

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Why Choose Us for an Arm Lift?

Choosing Boston Center for Plastic Surgery for your arm lift journey ensures you benefit from extensive experience in arm lift procedures, ensuring the highest quality care and results aligned with your expectations. Additionally, we believe in the uniqueness of each patient. Our comprehensive approach starts with a thorough consultation, where we listen to your goals and concerns. We work closely with you to create a personalized plan addressing your specific needs and desires.

All arm lift procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center. Equipped with the latest technology, our facility upholds the highest safety and efficiency standards throughout your surgical experience. An arm lift in Boston can change your silhouette and your life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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