An arm lift helps to remove excess skin of the upper arms for a slimmer, sleeker contour.


What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a surgical procedure that treats excess skin of the upper arm and axillary regions. Patients often complain of excess skin in this area after weight loss or with age. As with many plastic surgery procedures, the surgical technique used to address this area depends on the severity of the excess skin. In mild cases, certain nonsurgical or minimally invasive procedures can be performed to help tighten and lift the excess skin and fatty tissue. In other cases, either a short scar or an extended scar procedure is required to achieve maximum results. Extensive measures are taken by Dr. Joshua Cox to conceal these scars as best as possible and use aggressive scar management techniques to keep the scars as light and inconspicuous as possible.

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Why Consider Brachioplasty

Many of our patients who have undergone massive weight loss or have developed excess arm skin with age are very self-conscious about this area. They complain that clothes don’t fit correctly, they are unable to wear short sleeves, and they can have hygiene issues. Some patients simply desire a sleeker, tighter-looking arm. An arm lift can help you achieve this sleek contour and feel better about your arms in clothing with or without sleeves.

What do you want from an Arm Lift?

Arm lift procedures are often a careful balance between scarring and contour. While everyone’s goal is to maximize contour and minimize scarring, sometimes a trade-off must exist. The surgical team at Cox Cosmetic Surgery wants to work with you to achieve your specific goals.

If you are interested in an arm lift in Dallas, Texas, an appointment can be made with Dr. Cox. You can expect the initial consultation to last an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Cox will:

  • Listen to your specific complaints and goals.
  • Perform a thorough examination, focusing on your individual anatomy and measurements.
  • Discuss recommendations regarding surgical or nonsurgical techniques that may help you achieve your goals.
  • If surgery is the right option for you, Dr. Cox will discuss details of the surgical procedures that are offered and which approach is right for you.
  • Preoperative photographs will be taken, and the surgical plan will be analyzed for you with the use of your photographs.
  • The risks and benefits of surgery will be thoroughly outlined for you.
  • You will be given ample opportunity to ask Dr. Cox questions regarding arm lifts and any other surgical or nonsurgical procedures you may be interested in.
  • You will be sent home with a packet of information regarding the procedure, including a detailed consent form and instructions for before and after an arm lift.

What Procedures Are Often Performed along with Arm Lift?

Many patients seeking an arm lift or Brachioplasty have undergone massive weight loss and require the removal of excess skin from several areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, back, and breast. Dr. Cox spends a large part of their training working with one of the innovators in breast contouring surgery after massive weight loss. He has experience in both staging and combining many of these massive weight loss body contouring procedures and can counsel their patients on the timing and progression of these surgeries.

What You Can Expect on the Day of Your Arm Lift Procedure

On the day of your surgery, Dr. Cox will meet you in the preoperative area to go over any last-minute questions or concerns you may have. He will make preoperative markings and perform extensive checks, ensuring high-quality care and safety. You will meet the anesthesiologist and their team, as well as the members of our operative team.

During the procedure, Dr. Cox pays meticulous attention to detail and works to ensure a great result with a focus on safety and quality. Your family will be updated on your status periodically and will be able to talk with the physician one-on-one after the procedure is completed.


What to Expect for Recovery after an Arm Lift

Your recovery will depend on the type of procedure performed by your surgeon at Cox Cosmetic Surgery. You will likely have a surgical garment with surgical dressings in place. It is normal to have some drainage on these dressings after surgery. Depending on the type of procedure, you may also have some drain tubes in place. You will be given a scar care kit and detailed instructions regarding scar management.


How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost at Cox Cosmetic Surgery in Dallas, Texas?

The cost of an arm lift varies greatly depending on the amount of skin and tissue needing resection. Brachioplasty typically ranges between $5,500 and $6,500.

*Costs include facility fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, specialized plastic surgery garments, and other required supplies such as the Keller funnel, abdominal boards, binders (if needed), and all postoperative visits.

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