About Arm Lift Surgery
A difficult side effect when getting older or losing weight is the appearance of excess skin. Dr. Jules Walters offers upper arm lift surgery (also called a brachioplasty) as a procedure for people who cannot manage to tone or tighten the arm with natural methods. Excess skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly for people who are getting older or have lost significant amounts of weight. Dr. Jules Walters, a New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon, is very knowledgeable in fat removal and skin tightening surgical techniques. If you want to hear more information about how a brachioplasty can alter the contour of your upper arms, please contact us for an appointment at our New Orleans or Metairie, LA practice today.
Arm Lift Ideal Candidates
An upper arm lift is a plastic surgery employing advanced methods to contour and eliminate unwanted skin. If you are tired of hiding your bat wings and would prefer them to appear trim and taut again, you are a great candidate for an arm lift. You need to be in overall good health so that your skin will recover properly. Some of the top concerns for potential arm lift patients are excess, hanging skin on their upper arms, plus minimal tautness of the skin. It is critical that you are at or close to a healthy, stable weight before your surgery.
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"Dr Walters and his team are great; everyone is helpful, friendly and accommodating. Results from full torso lipo are coming along great, and I experienced very little pain after the procedure. Highly recommend!"- J. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"Dr. Walters performed liposuction of the calves, ankles, interior and exterior thighs, and fat transfer. I was extremely pleased with the results. Dr. Walters and his staff were available to answer any questions that I had. I would highly recommend Dr. Walters to anyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon."- S.B. / Google / Dec 25, 2019
"BBL & lipo: Dr Walters was very kind af professional - Ever since I was a teenager I could never properly pants, my upper body Is like a medium lower body more an xl. I used to cry in front of my closet feeling fat and upset. So now at the age 28 after so many years of not feeling comfy in shorts dresses and skirts, I've finally made the decision to pursue lipo and while at it transfer some fat to my upper buttocks. My surgery happened 2 days ago and it's honestly a tough recovery so far. I did my surgery in New Orleans which is where I live. I realized going abroad and thinking I'd save money wasn't true. I got to go home the same day in my comfortable space with the people I love taking care of me. So far I'm pretty swollen so I know it will take a while before seeing permanent results. Dr Walters was very kind af professional, very quick in response over text for the few additional questions I had. The nurses were sweet, on the way home, we got hit by a car, thank god my husband and I are both safe. But it was traumatizing having to deal with that while still being gone on anesthesia. The first night I woke up to pee like 5 times and I could make it to the bathroom alone. I had to vomit each time I would move around even with the nausea pills and the patch behind my ear. But today I got to shower and take off my pads. I slept a lot and tried to eat a bit more. Hopefully each day will be a bit better! The pictures in red outfit are my before pictures."- N. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
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Arm Lift Surgical Technique
In most cases, your upper arm surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility, except in cases where several cosmetic surgeries are to be performed at one time. An upper arm lift may be done with other surgeries (often completed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), including a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or mommy makeover — as long as Dr. Walters considers it appropriate. An upper arm lift is typically done with the patient under general anesthesia and can require a few hours to finish. The sagging skin will be surgically removed starting at the elbow and continuing to the armpit. The incision will be placed to be as hidden as possible, although it will become a visible scar. If liposuction is desired to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, this can be completed also. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched together. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them cleaned, covered, and supported with compression garments.
What to Expect with Arm Lift
A typical recovery time frame may take an estimated two weeks with lots of rest in order to give your body time to heal. You use your arms for almost everything, so most patients should slowly make their way back to their daily activities. A suture removal appointment will be scheduled about seven days following surgery. Compression garments must be kept on until you receive permission from Dr. Walters. For at least one month, all exercise and strenuous activity need to be eliminated, except frequent, short walks. If you have uncontrolled bleeding, excessive swelling, fluid buildup (hematoma/seroma), signs of infection, numbness in the hands or arms, or unusual scarring, please contact Dr. Jules Walters for answers.
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Get Back Your Shape
No matter what you call your droopy skin or bat wings under your upper arms, plastic surgeon Dr. Walters sees it as a way to improve your appearance with cosmetic surgery. If you are at or close to a healthy, stable weight but still can't get rid of the skin and flab that hangs off your arms, please contact us to plan a consultation at Walters Plastic Surgery. Look and feel more fit and younger with upper arm lift surgery.