Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Houston, TX
Arm lift surgery, known as brachioplasty, can be done at an affordable cost. Call well-known plastic surgeon Christopher Hankins, MD for a complimentary consultation if you live in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the surrounding areas of South Houston
What is a Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)?
Many patients with massive weight loss come to the clinic with complaints of redundant skin and fat on the arms and ask for a brachioplasty. In this practice, we use the technique as described by Jean Francois Pascal of Leon, France. In his technique, the skin to be excised is marked with the patient standing.
On the operating table, the area beneath the skin to be excised is infiltrated with a tumescent solution to increase the tissue turgor for liposuction and to prevent bleeding. The fat is then removed from the fascia to the level of the skin by liposuction, rather than an en block resection of tissue, so there is no fat left subjacent to the skin to be excised. Only the skin is then removed, leaving behind a honeycombed lattice work of tissue containing the lymphatics, nerves, and blood vessels. In this way, the potential complications of lymphedema and sensory loss are avoided.
Other techniques call for an en bloc resection of tissue, which is more likely to have the aforementioned complications due to loss of lymphatic tissue and injury to the intercostal brachial nerve (a small sensory nerve that runs along the medial or inside aspect of the arm.)
How Do I Know if an Arm Lift is Right for Me?
The choice to move forward with arm reduction surgery is deeply personal, which is why the experienced staff at Pearland Premier Plastic Surgery will work with you step by step to help you make this decision. An arm lift may not be the right choice for everyone. You can expect our honest, medical opinion regarding this procedure to help you achieve your desired goals.
Dr. Hankins and the staff at Pearland Premier Plastic Surgery will provide you with detailed post-surgery instructions. It is important that these post-operative instructions re followed in order to reduce the chances of complications after your surgery. You can always check back in with us regarding any concerns.
Don’t hesitate or feel embarrassed about calling with questions. Chances are that we’ve answered similar questions many times before. We are more than happy to alleviate your concerns regarding this surgery.
When you have your personalized consultation at our clinic with Dr. Hankins, bring any concerns with you. He will go over every one of them until you are fully satisfied and every concern is addressed. Brachioplasty, as a stand alone procedure, is an outpatient procedure performed in a fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgical suite. It can be combined with other procedures as well.
Arm Lift Surgery Results
The results of a brachioplasty are almost immediate after arm reduction surgery. While initial swelling and bruising may hide some results, once they recede, you’ll notice dramatically improved feel and appearance. Your new upper arm will appear shapelier, smoother, and toned with tighter contours.
How much does an arm lift cost? Pearland Premier Plastic Surgery proudly offers financing options for our patients – call our office for pricing information.
We’ve all seen them: the “bat-wings” under the arms that just keep waving, long after your hand has stopped. If you’re tired of “winging” it, maybe it’s time to think about an arm lift procedure. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Christopher Hankins to explore all your options. Our staff proudly serves residents in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the neighboring areas of South Houston.