About Arm Lift Surgery
Aging, genetics, and weight fluctuations can all lead to unexpected changes in the body, including excess fat and sagging skin. Many men and women experience skin laxity in their upper arms that can cause them to feel insecure about their appearance-and even diminish their self-confidence. Dr. George A. Toledo is a double board certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience helping patients achieve their ideal appearance with arm lift surgery. A brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift , can transform the appearance of the upper body by sculpting the arm and eliminating unattractive, droopy skin.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"I would recommend Dr. Toledo to anyone. He is amazing at what he does and his staff was so welcoming and helpful every time I went in. I had rhinoplasty surgery and couldn’t be happier with the results."- B.S. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"Let me start by saying if you are looking for a plastic surgeon, schedule a consultation with Dr. Toledo today! I had decided I was going to get a facelift two years ago, but wanted to find the right doctor and not rush into anything (even though I was eager to look younger again!) There are an almost overwhelming number of plastic surgeons in Dallas, let alone the state of Texas, so I was confident I would find a place. I had gone to three consultations at other offices and thought I would be happy at any of them, but when I came to see Dr. Toledo, I immediately saw the difference and knew this was the place I wanted to schedule my surgery. I felt at home right away - the office feels very comfortable and the staff were all friendly and warm to me. During the appointment, Dr. Toledo listened to my concerns and what I was hoping for in terms of results. He was honest and straightforward, explaining what was possible and what was not. He clearly has a great deal of experience and not only knows what is best, but took the time to explain what he could do for me. Just from the first appointment it is easy to see that Dr. Toledo cares about his patients and was not trying to sell me on different treatments or procedures. In fact, he even told me that I didn't need some of the other procedures that I was considering or thought I needed! He wanted me to be happy with the results, but made sure I had realistic goals. The day of my surgery I was very nervous, but as soon as I arrived to the office (the surgeries are done right in the office building!) everyone put me at ease. My recovery was manageable and the staff were incredibly patient with my questions and called multiple times to check on me. It has been 3 weeks since my surgery and I could not be happier! I feel like years have been erased off of my face and I have a new confidence that I haven't had in a long time! I don't shy away from the camera - I feel gorgeous! Thank you, Dr. Toledo."- L.J. / Google / Aug 01, 2019
"My 55 year old face looked like it was melting in the Texas heat. My forehead and eyes were droopy making me look tired all the time and my neck was hanging down like a turkey. Needless to say, it was time to talk about a facelift because I looked about 15 years older than I should. I have always heard Dr. Toledo’s name mentioned by ladies as the facelift king. I met with him and he recommended a face and neck lift, forehead lift and upper eyelid surgery. He also required I get medical clearance prior to surgery which I appreciated. I had my surgery in May. My recovery was quick, and I went back to work in 10 days. I had no discomfort or bruises but did have to keep ointment in my eyes for a couple of days. My results are perfect, I look like I’m forty again. My neck is smoothed with no sagging, but I love my forehead and eyes. People keep telling me my eyes look so bright and I look really happy. Well I look that way because of this incredible surgery but an excellent surgeon. Dr. Toledo and his staff are as good as it gets. After my experience with surgery and recovery I trust him completely."- B.T. / Google / Jul 25, 2019
"My 55 year old face looked like it was melting in the Texas heat. My forehead and eyes were droopy making me look tired all the time and my neck was hanging down like a turkey. Needless to say, it was time to talk about a facelift because I looked about 15 years older than I should. I have always heard Dr. Toledo’s name mentioned by ladies as the facelift king. I met with him and he recommended a face and neck lift, forehead lift and upper eyelid surgery. He also required I get medical clearance prior to surgery which I appreciated. I had my surgery in May. My recovery was quick, and I went back to work in 10 days. I had no discomfort or bruises but did have to keep ointment in my eyes for a couple of days. My results are perfect, I look like I’m forty again. My neck is smoothed with no sagging, but I love my forehead and eyes. People keep telling me my eyes look so bright and I look really happy. Well I look that way because of this incredible surgery but an excellent surgeon."- B. / Healthgrades / Jul 24, 2019
Arm lift surgery candidates include men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their upper arms due to excess fat or sagging skin. Patients interested in pursuing arm lift surgery should be healthy and non-smokers, as smoking can increase the risk of complications and interfere with the healing process. Finally, it is important that arm lift patients have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure and healthy motivations for pursuing plastic surgery. Dr. Toledo will help patients decide if the risk significant scarring is worth the anticipated improvement.
At the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas Dr. Toledo uses several different surgical techniques for arm lifts depending on the following factors.
- the amount and location of loose skin.
- the amount of excess fat in the arms
- the patients goals/expectations, aa well as their tolerance of a scar.
Small Incision Arm Lift
With this surgery, the scar is hidden in the axilla, or armpit. This approach is indicated for individuals with minimal skin laxity in the upper arms and axillas. Liposuction to the upper arms can enhance the results.
Traditional Arm Lift
This procedure involves not only the axillary incision but also an incision that extends down the inner arm as needed to remove the excess skin. The excision of skin and the resulting scar may extend as far down as the elbow.
Extended Arm Lift
This surgery addresses, not only the excess skin of the axilla and upper arm, but also the loose skin and fat of the lateral chest wall. This resulting scar will extend along the lateral side of the breast down to the fold.
What to Expect
Depending on which arm lift surgery you choose, this procedure can be a simple under local anesthesia or a comprehensive procedure that involves more recovery. Many patients are able to return to work and normal activities in a few days; however, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks. Dr. Toledo provides thorough post-operative care and closely monitors each patient’s recovery. He and his staff are always available to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?
It is common for arm lift patients to combine this surgery with another procedure. Options may include liposuction, abdominoplasty/tummy tuck, or breast lift. An arm lift is commonly performed on patients who have lost a large amount of weight and want full body contouring.
Will there be scars?
Most patients believe the benefits of a more toned arm outweigh the appearance of scars. Arm lift surgery requires incisions to remove excess skin, which means there will be scarring. However, Dr. Toledo makes every effort to ensure that your incisions are as small as possible and placed in inconspicuous areas. Dr. Toledo may not recommend surgery if you have a family history or a tendency to form hypertrophic or keloid scars.
What results can I expect from an arm lift?
Many patients who undergo arm lift surgery with Dr. Toledo are pleased with their more sculpted, attractive upper arms. Patients have reported being able to wear sleeveless clothing-which they would have normally avoided. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise to maintain optimal results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $10,500
Get Back Your Shape
Whatever you call your "bat wings" or the droopy skin on your arms, Dr. Toledo sees it as an opportunity to change your life with an arm lift. This exciting procedure offers both emotional and physical benefits. If you are at your goal weight and still have loose skin hanging from your upper arms, please call and schedule a private consultation with Dr. George A. Toledo at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. Look younger and fitter with a brachioplasty.