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Brachioplasty in Bucks County, PA, and Hunterdon County, NJ

Are you uncomfortable or embarrassed by the appearance of your upper arms? The upper arms may display excess skin or fat due to aging, weight gain or weight loss that may not respond to exercise. If this is an issue for you, cosmetic surgery could be an option. Located in Doylestown, PA and Flemington, NJ, Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz, offers brachioplasty for men and women who live in Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA.

What is Brachioplasty / Arm Lift?

Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, addresses the hanging fat on the upper arms that many refer to as flapping wings or as bat wings. Aging and weight gain or loss creates this excess skin and fat. This cosmetic concern is beautified, reshaped and tightened during brachioplasty, which is sometimes combined with liposuction. The skin between the underarm and the elbow is successfully treated with arm lift cosmetic surgery each year by thousands of people who are thrilled with the firming results

Benefits of Brachioplasty / Arm Lift

Individuals who experience “wings” or an accumulation of loose skin and pockets of fat that hangs from beneath their upper arms can rejuvenate the area with an arm lift. This cosmetic treatment tightens the skin between the underarm and elbow, and a toned and properly contoured upper arm is created.

When to Consider Brachioplasty / Arm Lift

Brachioplasty is a treatment for individuals of normal weight who are experiencing underarm laxity. It is also beneficial to individuals who have recently lost a large amount of body fat and are experiencing hanging skin and fat that extends from their upper arms. This loose and weighted skin flops awkwardly back and forth when the arm is raised. The arm lift will leave a faint scar that is created when the arms are sculpted and reshaped.

Related Procedures to Brachioplasty / Arm Lift

Individuals who are considering an upper arm lift may also consider the benefits of liposuction, a tummy tuck, a thigh lift or a mommy makeover. Men and women benefit from the cosmetic alterations achieved by the arm lift and other related procedures.

Am I A Good Candidate For Brachioplasty / Arm Lift?

You are a good candidate for an arm lift if you have lost weight and have consistently maintained an exercise routine that is not addressing the excess skin and deposits of fat that hangs from your upper arms. Seeing the hanging fat is frustrating and can be embarrassing after having accomplished a victorious loss of weight. The appearance of your arms may be improved with a focused upper arm exercise plan, but the excess skin cannot be removed or lifted with exercise. These are common reasons for you to consider having the treatment completed:

  • You have stubborn, hanging underarm skin.
  • You are experiencing upper arm skin laxity caused by aging.
  • Your weight is stable and moderate, yet you have sagging upper arms.
  • You have stable health without any cause for surgical risks.
  • You are a nonsmoker.
  • You eat healthily and make healthy lifestyle choices.

The Brachioplasty / Arm Lift Procedure

Brachioplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. A thin incision on the inside of the upper arm is created between the elbow and the armpit. An elastic sleeve is commonly used to aid in the healing and to reduce swelling. Liposuction is an elective procedure that can enhance the results achieved by a brachioplasty. This is something that plastic surgeon Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz will suggest if it is determined during your evaluation that the combined arm lift and liposuction treatment would help you achieve the results that you want.

Brachioplasty / Arm Lift Recovery

The dressings that are used following the arm lift may be removed 72 hours after the surgery, and you can begin to shower again. If drains have been used, they will typically be removed within a week or two. A compression garment is usually worn for four weeks after the surgery.

How Much Does a Brachioplasty / Arm Lift Cost in Bucks County, PA?

Health insurance providers do not generally cover cosmetic procedures. The arm lift is a cosmetic procedure that can be completed at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery with the use of affordable financing. Our office will also accept personal checks, credit cards, and cash.

Arm lift surgery is a rejuvenating procedure that tightens, redefines and contours the upper arms. Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz and his team of medical professionals at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery are conveniently located in Doylestown, PA, and Flemington, NJ. Residents in Hunterdon County, NJ and in Bucks County, PA are conveniently located to experience the services provided by Dr. Buinewicz. Contact us today to restore your youthful appearance.

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