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
"Dr.Toledo is very talented with his craft. I feel like he is very upfront and honest, which is what I would want from my plastic surgeon. He performed a rhinoplasty on me three years ago, such natural work, the few people I tell can't believe it was worked on. He also performed scar removal on my face, I could not find a doctor to perform it here in Houston, so I travel back to Dallas for Dr.Toeldo, my scar has now healed and my confidence has gone up ten fold. In addition I would like to say that his pricing is more than fair."- A.A. / Google / Oct 31, 2020
"Rhino/Septoplasty - I went to Dr. Toledo having always wanted my nose done. It's something I have been self conscious about for the majority of my life. I made the decision to get a consultation with Dr. Toledo and he made me feel comfortable enough I did not need to look any further. He is strait forward and will not up-sell you on anything unless you ask about it or he highly recommends it. Respectful and professional he was honest the whole way through. Everyone in the office took amazing care of me, from my consultation to my follow ups I have nothing but WONDERFUL Things to say about him and his team. Surgery day was a breeze and my results are INCREDIBLE (pictures to be posted later as I'm a little yellow still) I would do it again in heartbeat and I would do it again with Dr. Toledo no second thoughts. He is the most qualified and experienced and it shows. I'm so proud of my nose and his work."- W. / RealSelf / Sep 30, 2020
"Doctor Toledo did a great job on my rhinoplasty. He explained my options with a teacher's heart, proposed a very artistic solution and did extra structural repairs to the nose during surgery. He is a very conscientious plastic surgeon. I highly recommend him."- J.M. / Google / Sep 15, 2020
"The staff here is great! They are very attentive and polite. Dr. Toledo is great and was able to take care of me same day as consultation. The job itself was amazing. Highly recommend."- F.G. / Google / Sep 01, 2020
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.