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Arm Lift in Pittsburgh, PA

Boost Your Self-Esteem

Aging, weight loss, and heredity can cause sagging and excess skin on the upper arms. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your arms and would like to feel confident wearing short-sleeved shirts, consider an Arm Lift (brachioplasty) from our respected Pittsburgh plastic surgeons.

Arm Lift Pittsburgh

What is an Arm Lift?

An Arm Lift (brachioplasty) is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arms. It addresses the sagging and drooping that can occur due to weight loss, aging, or genetics.

There are two main types of Arm Lift procedures:

  • Traditional Arm Lift: This approach creates an incision along the underside of the upper arm, extending from the armpit to the elbow.
  • Mini Arm Lift: This option utilizes a shorter incision typically placed in the armpit for patients with less significant concerns.

The overall purpose is to achieve a sculpted, youthful appearance in the upper arms.

What is an Arm Lift procedure like?

On the day of an Arm Lift Pittsburgh patients will be comfortably numbed with anesthesia. The specific surgical technique will depend on your individualized treatment plan. Generally, liposuction may be used to remove excess fat, followed by the excision of excess skin. The incisions are then closed with sutures.

Surgery Takes About Two Hours

  • When you arrive for the outpatient procedure, you will be comfortably settled in and provided with the sedation discussed prior to your procedure. PCPS offers Arm Lifts under general and local anesthesia.
  • We will mark the outline of the surgical sites before beginning.
  • Next, we will make an incision based on the type of Arm lift you are receiving. An upper Arm lift requires an incision on the underside of the arm from the underarm to the elbow. Mini Arm lifts use a smaller incision, typically in the armpit.
  • During the procedure, we will remove skin and fat. We use careful techniques to minimize any scarring.
  • Often, we will also perform liposuction to accentuate patients' results.
  • Once the incisions are closed, you will be transferred to a recovery room until you are ready to be escorted home by a friend or family member.

How Does An Arm Lift Work?

Before and after Arm lift illustration

Improve Your Arms' Definition

During an Arm Lift, Pittsburgh surgeons can contour underlying tissues to slim your upper arm and improve the definition and shape.

Lift Your Confidence

Enhancing the appearance of your arms can give you greater confidence and more clothing options.

Reveal Results Of Exercise

Stubborn fat and sagging skin can hide the results of dieting and exercise. Many Pittsburgh Arm Lift patients see more noticeable results after their procedure.

Who Can Benefit From An Arm Lift?

The skin on the upper arms may begin to sag due to age, genetics, or significant weight loss. If you are unhappy with sagging skin on your upper arms and no amount of exercise seems to help, you may make a good candidate for Arm Lift surgery.

A Safe And Effective Treatment

Arm lift safety infographic

Recovery And Results

Following an Arm Lift Pittsburgh patients typically experience bruising and swelling. Before the procedure, we will provide you with post-operative instructions such as taking pain medication as prescribed, changing bandages and keeping the treatment area clean, wearing a compression bandage, and eating a healthy diet. Refrain from exercise and work for about two weeks, and do not do any heavy lifting.

A one-week check-up appointment will be scheduled so we can check the surgical site and answer any of your questions about recovery and results. In many cases, patients immediately notice changes in their appearance, but the final effects should become evident about two to three months after your procedure. If you maintain a stable weight, the results could last for decades.*

*According to a 12-year study presented in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Experience Exceptional Results

The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery (PCPS) sets itself apart as a premier destination for Arm Lift surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. Led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Armando Davila and Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, PCPS offers a personalized approach, advanced techniques, and a commitment to patient safety and satisfaction.

The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing you with a positive and transformative experience. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz today to discuss your goals and find out more about how Arm Lift surgery can help you achieve a more confident and sculpted appearance.

Arm LiftFrequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates include those who are bothered by excess skin and laxity in their upper arms and are in good overall health. During your consultation, Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz will determine if Arm Lift surgery is the right procedure for you.

As with any surgery, brachioplasty has potential risks. During your consultation, Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz will discuss these risks in detail.

This procedure can provide long-lasting results. With proper care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can expect to enjoy a more toned and sculpted appearance in your upper arms for many years.

The cost of Arm Lift surgery may vary based on the complexity of the procedure, anesthesia fees, facility costs, and your specific needs. During your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

Dr. Davila and Dr. Hurwitz are highly skilled in placing incisions in inconspicuous locations and employ meticulous closure techniques to minimize scarring. Over time, scars will typically fade significantly.

Maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in regular exercise are important for maintaining your results.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.

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