Arm Lift Southlake
Dr. Robert Bledsoe provides arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, for patients with excess skin and fat on the undersides of their upper arms. By strategically excising the fat and redundant skin, Dr. Bledsoe and his team of highly skilled medical professionals can help patients achieve toned arms that they will be thrilled to display in short-sleeved or sleeveless attire.
Am I a Candidate for Arm Lift?
Candidates for arm lift include men and women who have excess bags of sagging skin and fat in their upper arms due to the effects of age or massive weight loss. In patients with good skin quality, liposuction alone may be sufficient to address fatty deposits. However, for patients whose skin has lost its elasticity due to age or sun damage, more invasive surgery may be the only way to sculpt the arms.
How Dr. Bledsoe Performs Brachioplasty
Dr. Bledsoe performs arm lift as an outpatient procedure at a local surgery center or hospital. Patients typically receive general anesthesia for the procedure, which lasts from two to three hours.
When performing the procedure, Dr. Bledsoe makes incisions on the back or inside of the arms. The length of the incisions will depend on the amount of skin being removed. Some Grapevine / Southlake arm lift patients will require incisions from the elbows to the armpits; for others, smaller incisions in the armpits may be sufficient.
After making the incisions, Dr. Bledsoe uses direct excision, liposuction or a combination of the two to remove fat and trim away excess skin. The incisions are closed with absorbable sutures, which allow maintenance-free healing with minimal wound care.
Recovering from Arm Lift in Grapevine / Southlake
Following surgery, Dr. Bledsoe will wrap the arms in bandages and compression garments that will help the skin adhere to the underlying tissues during the healing process. Patients will experience soreness, which will be controlled with medications prescribed by Dr. Bledsoe. Swelling and bruising should dissipate within two weeks of surgery.
Dr. Bledsoe will provide detailed instructions regarding care of the incision site and when to resume various activities. Patients can typically resume vigorous exercise within one month.
Arm lift is just one of the many body sculpting procedures performed by Dr. Bledsoe, a highly regarded Grapevine / Southlake plastic surgery provider. In addition to providing brachioplasty, he is a skilled tummy tuck, liposuction, body lift and thigh lift Southlake / Grapevine surgeon. In addition, he provides combination procedures to help his Southlake and Grapevine mommy makeover and post-bariatric body sculpting patients achieve more trimmed and shapely figures.