Buckhead Plastic Surgery: Alan N. Larsen, MD

4684 Roswell Road Northeast, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 367-9005


Arm Lift

Upper Arm Contouring in Atlanta

For many people, exercise and dieting alone can't improve the appearance of the arms. Loss of muscle mass and sagging skin give the arms a droopy and aged appearance. An arm lift (or brachioplasty) works by removing the loose skin and sagging fatty tissue over the upper portion of the arm while lifting and firming it.

The average arm lift patient at Buckhead Plastic Surgery is a female in her late 40s or older. Men also occasionally undergo this procedure, usually after massive weight loss. An arm lift with Dr. Larsen may be right for you if you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your arms due to loose, excess hanging skin. No matter what the cause, if the appearance of your arms is keeping you from wearing sleeveless tops or short sleeve shirts, an arm lift may be just what you need to regain your confidence with younger, well-toned arms.

Arm Lift Next Steps

If you think an arm lift may be the right surgery for you, we invite you to give our office a call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Larsen. Click here to call now.

At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, the price of your arm lift will be around $7,500. Click here for more information on financing your arm lift surgery.

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Preparing for Your Arm Lift

Before your arm lift surgery, Dr. Larsen will carefully mark the upper portion of your arm to outline the incision pattern. In the operating room, this area is infiltrated with a sterile saline solution containing a local anesthetic, as well as epinephrine solution to cut down on any bleeding or bruising. An incision is then made under the arm from near the armpit to the elbow. The excess skin is removed to improve any drooping or sagging.

The deep tissues are then approximated with sutures. All of the sutures are beneath the skin so they do not have to be removed and will not be visible. Once the desired effect is achieved, Dr. Larsen will close your incisions to tighten the skin. A compression garment is placed over your arms to start firming and re-contouring your new lifted arms.

After Arm Lift Surgery

The recovery following an arm lift is moderately easy, although patient experiences vary. The arms will be tender and there will usually be mild to moderate swelling or edema in the lower arm and hand. This swelling typically resolves quickly by keeping your arm elevated for the first few days. Pain medications typically control this tenderness very well and most patients stop taking pain medication during the day after about three days. A compression garment should be worn 4-6 weeks after arm lift surgery to help re-establish the contours and decrease swelling. The pressure may also decrease healing time while adding comfort.

Most patients can see the results of the lift immediately after surgery with Dr. Larsen as their arms are typically firmer, tighter, and more contoured. Your arms may appear slightly larger at first due to the swelling that occurs from surgery. This swelling typically resolves over 3-6 weeks, and the final results are appreciated somewhere between 3-6 months after surgery.

Patients who undergo an arm lift with Dr. Larsen often feel more comfortable in their clothing and more confident in everyday life. While there will be some visible scarring, most patients consider it a welcome trade-off for reducing the excess skin.

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Alan N. Larsen, MD

Board-Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Larsen established Buckhead Plastic Surgery as a boutique practice to offer world-class, personalized service to women and men throughout the Southeast. Dr. Larsen’s compassion and talent are complemented by his elite training with some of the nation's finest plastic surgeons.

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