Arm Lift in New Orleans, LA

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What is Arm Lift Surgery?

One big challenge with losing weight or getting older is the development of excess skin. At Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, we offer upper arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as an option for people who cannot seem to tighten and tone their arms with diet and exercise. Excess skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, particularly for men and women who are getting older or have lost significant amounts of weight. Arm lift surgery effectively excises this loose, hanging skin, sometimes called "bat wings." Dr. Mark W. Stalder, a plastic surgeon in New Orleans, LA, is very skilled in skin tightening and fat removal procedures. If you would like to learn more about how brachioplasty can alter the appearance of your arms, please contact us for an appointment at Stalder Plastic Surgery.

What Happens During an Arm Lift?

Most likely, your arm lift surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility, except in cases where multiple cosmetic surgeries are being performed simultaneously. An arm lift can be combined with other surgeries (usually performed in an inpatient setting for monitoring), like a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or thigh lift — if Dr. Stalder decides it is safe. An upper arm lift is usually performed under general anesthesia and may take a few hours to finish. The sagging skin will be surgically excised from the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be placed to be as concealed as possible, although it will become a visible scar. If liposuction is wanted to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits, this can be performed as well. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be sutured back into place. You must keep the incisions cleaned, covered, and in compression garments.

A typical recovery timeframe may last about two weeks with lots of arm elevation. Please allow your body time to heal. You use your arms for almost everything so patients are encouraged to return to their normal routines slowly. A suture removal appointment will be scheduled approximately ten days after surgery. Compression garments must be kept on until you are released by Dr. Stalder. For at least one month, all exercise and strenuous activity should be eliminated with the exception of short walks. If you notice uncontrolled bleeding, excessive swelling, hematoma (fluid buildup), signs of infection, numbness in the hands or arms, or heavy scarring, please contact Stalder Plastic Surgery for help.

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Whatever you call your droopy skin or "bat wings" under your arms, Dr. Stalder sees it as an opportunity to change your appearance with cosmetic surgery. This innovative procedure offers physical and emotional benefits as well. If you're at or near a healthy, stable weight but still can't get rid of the skin and flab that hangs off your upper arms, please contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark W. Stalder at Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA.

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