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Is the presence of saggy, untoned arms taking a toll on your self-esteem? It’s time to reclaim your confidence with an Arm Lift procedure by Dr. Vitenas. Our specialized procedure effectively removes excess skin and sculpts your arms, delivering a youthful and firm appearance.

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“I had a significant liposuction procedure with Dr. Vitenas including my stomach, back, hips, thighs, knees, and upper arms. He achieved considerable fat removal while giving me smooth, symmetrical, stunning results. This was my first cosmetic procedure and I painstakingly researched doctors in Houston, New York, and Miami. I am so glad I chose Dr. Vitenas and his terrific team. From his beautiful facility to his wonderful bedside manner, informed staff, and incredible skill, Dr. Vitenas does not disappoint. If you’re looking for the best, look no further.”

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    Benefits of Surgery (Brachioplasty)

    Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, can significantly enhance the appearance and contour of the upper arms. It addresses issues such as excess skin and fat, resulting from weight loss or natural aging. Some of the benefits of arm lift surgery in Houston, TX, include:

    What is an Arm Lift?

    An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat due to aging, weight loss or gain, or genetics. Frequently, these issues do not respond to diet and exercise. However, a surgical arm lift can create a more toned and contoured appearance. The arm lift surgery technique involves the tightening of supportive tissue and can improve skin elasticity over time.
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    Arm Lift Surgical Steps

    The Brachioplasty procedure takes between one to two hours, with additional time needed for recovery from anesthesia. Typically, it’s an outpatient procedure. The standard surgical steps are:

    Ideal Candidates for Arm Lift Surgery

    Ideal candidates for a Brachioplasty should have realistic expectations about the surgery and be willing to follow post-operative instructions, rest, and take care of their incisions as recommended by Dr. Vitenas. The minimal physical requirements for an ideal candidate for an arm lift include:

    Arm Lift Techniques

    Standard Brachioplasty

    The standard arm lift, or traditional brachioplasty, is suitable for patients with significant skin laxity and excess tissue. This arm surgery involves an incision from the armpit to the elbow, allowing for the removal of excess skin and fat, and is beneficial for those who have experienced substantial weight loss or have loose skin due to aging. The procedure:

    Mini Arm Lift Technique

    Ideal for patients with mild to moderate skin excess, the mini arm lift is a less invasive option. This procedure involves a smaller incision, usually concealed within the natural contours of the armpit, leading to less scarring and a quicker recovery period. This method is effective for:

    Liposuction Assisted Brachioplasty Technique

    Liposuction-assisted brachioplasty is a dual procedure that combines liposuction with a traditional arm lift to address both excess fat and skin. This technique is particularly effective for patients who have localized fat deposits along with skin laxity. The procedure includes:

    Preparing for Arm Lift Surgery

    Stabilize your weight to improve arm lift outcomes. Follow a healthy diet to aid in healing. Review medications with your surgeon that might delay recovery. Create a surgical plan that meets both your health and appearance goals.

    Risks and Complications of Arm Lift Surgery

    Arm lift surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. These may include infection, hematoma, prolonged swelling, and slow wound healing. Scarring is also a consideration, but skilled surgeons strategically make incisions to minimize visible marks. By choosing a proficient surgeon and adhering to diligent post-operative care, patients can significantly reduce these risks.

    Individuals with specific health conditions may encounter additional risks, such as reduced sensation due to potential nerve damage. A comprehensive evaluation of your medical history is crucial to identify and mitigate any unique risks linked to your health condition.

    Recovery and Aftercare Following Arm Lift Surgery

    The recovery period after arm lift surgery is critical, usually lasting several weeks. Initially, patients have limited mobility as their bodies start the healing process. Essential recovery steps include:
    It’s vital to follow the surgeon’s instructions during the first few weeks. They will advise when to resume wearing regular clothes and return to normal activities. A successful recovery depends on giving the body enough time to heal, paying attention to its signals, and prioritizing recovery for the best results.
    Post surgery, mild discomfort is common. Dr. Vitenas will provide pain medication, typically for 2-5 days. Swelling, lasting about 10-14 days, gradually decreases. Using a compression garment initially post-operation aids healing and contributes to a more toned appearance.
    Most patients can go back to work roughly a week after surgery. Returning to regular exercise varies, taking 4-6 weeks, based on the arm lift details and individual healing. It’s important to carefully follow post-surgical guidelines to minimize the risk of complications and ensure a smooth recovery.

    Surgical Arm Lift Results

    Arm lift surgery can dramatically improve the appearance and feel of your upper arms. Most patients report a significant increase in confidence and satisfaction with their body image post-procedure. By removing excess skin, the brachioplasty surgery can dramatically improve arm tone and reduce sagging skin.

    This provides the arms with a more youthful look. It takes time for the full results of a brachioplasty to become visible. The final outcome will appear in up to 6 months once the swelling has gone down completely and the incisions have healed. The results can last for many years with a healthy lifestyle that includes good nutrition and regular exercise. Also, large fluctuations in weight should be avoided.

    Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Cost in Houston, TX

    The cost of Arm Lift surgery, or Brachioplasty, begins at approximately $12,000. This covers the costs associated with the surgeon, the use of the surgical suite, anesthesiology services, and all subsequent follow-up visits. During your initial consultation, Dr. Vitenas, alongside his patient coordinator, will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the specific costs tailored to your unique needs.

    Request a Consultation with Dr. Vitenas

    If you are curious whether an arm lift is the right procedure for you, request a consultation with Dr. Vitenas. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Vitenas is dedicated to providing personalized care and achieving aesthetic outcomes that enhance each patient’s natural arm contours. Contact us at 281-484-0088 to schedule your arm lift consultation in Houston, TX.
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    Why choose Dr. Vitenas?

    When considering arm lift surgery in Houston, TX, choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial for safe, beautiful results. Dr. Vitenas is a prominent plastic surgeon in the Houston area with over 30 years of experience doing both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

    Here are some of the top reasons to choose Dr. Vitenas for your arm lift:

    With his wealth of experience, artistic vision, and commitment to patients, Dr. Vitenas is a trusted choice for arm lift surgery in Houston.

    Brachioplasty HoustonFAQ

    A Brachioplasty is a type of surgery performed to enhance the look of the upper arms. Excess skin and fat are removed to create a more toned, contoured look. Liposuction can also be performed for additional fat removal and arm contouring.

    The price for an Arm Lift starts at $12,000. This price covers the surgeon's fee, the use of the surgical room, anesthesia, and all post-op visits after the surgery. During your first consultation, Dr. Vitenas and his team will give you a detailed breakdown of the total cost of your Arm Lift procedure.

    We accept major credit cards. Financing options are available through CareCredit, Alpheon, and United Medical Credit.

    General anesthesia is typically used for a comfortable and effective procedure.

    The arm lift surgery usually takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. However, additional time may be needed for recovery from anesthesia.

    Yes, most patients find arm lift surgery worth it. Arm lift patients report a 94% satisfaction rate after their procedure, making it one of the most positively reviewed cosmetic surgeries. It significantly enhances the appearance of the upper arms, boosting patients' confidence and body image.

    Arm lift surgery results can last for years with a healthy lifestyle and stable weight.

    The initial recovery takes one to two weeks. Then the swelling will gradually disappear. However, the exact recovery timeline will depend on the individual's healing process and the extent of the procedure.

    Patients are normally able to go back to work about 1 week after having the arm lift surgery. They can typically resume exercise in 4 to 6 weeks.

    Yes, significant weight fluctuations can affect the results of an arm lift. Maintaining a stable body weight is critical for preserving the results of your arm lift. Major weight fluctuations after getting an arm lift can disrupt the improved contour achieved by the surgery, potentially impacting the end results.