For men and women from in around greater Nashville and Franklin, Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., approaches each patient’s arm lift needs individually, utilizing his considerable expertise to help patients meet their unique concerns and caring for them as they seek to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetically satisfying arm shape. Heredity, aging, weight gain, and a variety of other factors can often cause weakened tissues, loss of elasticity in the skin, and excess fatty deposits in the arms. If you have loose skin on your upper arms and exercise and diet have only done so much to alleviate these conditions, then contact Robbins Plastic Surgery today to schedule your arm lift consultation to learn more about what options are available to you to restore the natural contours of your upper arms.
What is an Arm Lift?
The shape of your arm can change over time or due to weight-related issues, and these changes can include skin that sags and droops with the force of gravity, as well as deposits of fat, often in the upper arm. These changes may feel unaesthetic to you, and they may also encumber your movements or cause chaffing against certain types of clothing. An arm lift allows you to reduce the excess skin and localized pockets of fat while tightening the underlying supportive tissue.
Benefits of an Arm Lift
If your upper arms are sagging, or they appear to be loose due to an excess of fat or skin, then arm lift surgery may be right for you, in particular if you are maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine, and you notice no aesthetic changes in the arm itself. Sometimes skin becomes inelastic, and once it has expanded, exercise alone is very often not enough to enable you to regain a contour for your arm that feels harmonious with your self-image.
Desired Results of Arm Lift Plastic Surgery
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your arm, and exercise alone isn’t working, Dr. Robbins can help you with an arm lift cosmetic procedure that will address skin flaccidity and localized fatty deposits that are stubbornly resistant to even the most strenuous gym workout routines. Dr. Robbins gives his patient’s smoother contours and sleeker skin while removing superficial fat and skin from the underarm section thus giving you a more balanced and toned look.
Improving self-confidence is often one of the results of an arm lift, and Dr. Robbins will use your consultation time together to gain a thorough understanding of your personal goals for an arm lift, or brachioplasty as it is known clinically, so that you and he together can set viable expectations, in addition to reviewing the procedures risks and benefits. Frequently, liposuction is performed alongside an arm lift, and Dr. Robbins will work with his nursing staff to make sure that you are fully prepared with detailed instructions on how to get ready once the date for surgery has been set.
Arm Lift Procedure Details
In the arm, as skin becomes thinner due to stretching, and thus more inelastic, the result can be hanging skin. Dr. Robbins’ technique for removing excess fatty deposits and giving more definition to arm shape through brachioplasty involves an incision that stretches from the underarm to the elbow, which enables him to remove excess skin and effectively tighten the shape of the arm. The surgery requires general anesthesia, and a small scar will inevitably result on the underside of the arm though it often tends to fade with time.
Am I a Candidate for an Arm Lift?
If you feel that excessive skin and fatty deposits on your arms are impeding your lifestyle or otherwise negatively contributing to your sense of self, then a consultation with Dr. Robbins about brachioplasty is very worth your while. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released statistics recently showing that in the last decade, upper arm lifts in women have increased by more than 4000%. If together you and Dr. Robbins determine that an arm lift is appropriate, then you can use an arm lift to regain your toned arms.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?
An arm lift is considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make arm lifts affordable and accessible for everyone, Robbins Plastic Surgery offers financing options via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
As a board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon, Dr. Robbins is highly trained, skilled, and experienced in cosmetic surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing arm lift surgery, he is a leading provider of liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation in Nashville. His goal is to enhance each patient’s self-confidence in addition to improving their appearance. Please contact our Nashville office to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Robbins.