Get a Sleek, Contoured Look with an Arm Lift for the Milwaukee and Madison Area
At Parkins Plastic Surgery, we love seeing patients transform into the most confident versions of themselves after arm lift surgery, also known as a brachioplasty, for the Milwaukee area.
Imagine wearing sleeveless shirts, dresses, and swimsuits without constantly thinking about the appearance of your upper arms. This feels like a small accomplishment for individuals who have smooth and firm skin on their arms, but for patients who developed loose tissue with age or after significant weight loss, the freedom to wear what you want without second-guessing your appearance is powerful.
Arm Lift Benefits
The brachioplasty procedure provides many advantages for patients in terms of well-being and body image. After treatment, patients enjoy the following:
- Improved body contours
- Removal of loose, drooping skin
- Personal freedom and confidence to wear all clothing styles
- No more need to find cover-ups for upper arms
Brachioplasty surgery comes with a high rate of satisfaction, and patients find the procedure and recovery process to be easily managed. With help from Dr. Maida Parkins, you don’t have to spend another summer season trying to uncomfortably cover parts of your body that cause you to feel anxious or self-conscious.
Who Is Qualified for Brachioplasty Surgery?
If you’re considering an arm lift, you should be in good general health and close to your ideal weight. Patients who are still progressing on their weight loss journey, and who expect to lose a notable number of additional pounds, should wait to pursue arm-contouring surgery until after their goals have been reached, since additional weight loss can produce more loose skin. Understanding your BMI before your consultation will help determine your eligibility for surgery.
Dr. Parkins recommends brachioplasty surgery for patients who have noticed loose and wobbly skin develop on the upper arms from natural aging, where tissue loses its youthful elasticity and firmness. Brachioplasty is also ideal as a part of a body-contouring plan for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are now experiencing lack of tissue volume in multiple areas of the body.
Even if you’ve always had larger arms compared to the rest of your body contours, brachioplasty can provide the sleek and beautiful results you’re looking for. If this applies to you, Dr. Parkins can also recommend liposuction to remove stubborn deposits of fat from the upper arm area.
Your Brachioplasty Procedure
To comfortably complete brachioplasty surgery, patients are placed under general anesthesia. The Parkins Plastic Surgery offices are equipped with state-of-the-art, on-site, AAAASF-certified operating facilities, and anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist committed to your well-being. Your safety and comfort are our highest priorities.
Dr. Parkins then places an incision down the underside of the upper arm, spanning from the elbow to the armpit. This allows her to precisely remove excess skin and tighten tissue to create the ideal contours. Depending on what was discussed during your plastic surgery consultation, fat reduction may also be utilized to create the desired outcome. To support lasting, beautiful results, Dr. Parkins adjusts the underlying tissue structure as well.
The brachioplasty incision is closed with fine sutures, and drains are not needed. Patients are then moved into our comfortable recovery room to awaken from the anesthesia. Brachioplasty patients can return home the same day as their procedure. Overnight hospital stays are not necessary after an arm lift.
Recovering from Brachioplasty Surgery
Patients find the recuperation process to be highly comfortable. As the treatment is mostly intended to remove loose skin, rather than affect muscle position, brachioplasty patients find resulting side effects—such as tenderness, bruising, and swelling—to be tolerable. When you are released home under the care of a loved one or an in-home nurse, you should have a recovery area and filled prescriptions waiting for you upon your return. This ensures you are as comfortable as possible and can rest without worrying about errands.
The first few days after your brachioplasty procedure, you will feel tired and sore, and will spend most of your time resting. Dr. Parkins provides complete instructions so you know what to expect, including limiting physical activity, wearing compression garments, and how long swelling is expected to last.
More Body Contouring Options
Loose skin can be a problem on more areas of the body than just the arms. A tummy tuck addresses laxity on the abdomen, while a thigh and lower body lift contours those respective features. Patients with considerable laxity in multiple areas may consider overall post weight-loss surgery.