Brachioplasty in Melbourne, FL
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours, and results in a more toned and proportionate appearance. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Mauricio J. Castellon, MD, offers arm lifts and other types of body contouring for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.
What is Brachioplasty?
Aging and weight loss can reduce the elasticity of the skin on your arms and cause little pockets of fat on your upper arms. Sagging skin and a bumpy appearance cause men and women to resort to wearing long-sleeved shirts and avoiding any situation where their upper arms are exposed. You deserve to feel good about every part of your body, so Dr. Castellon is here to help with brachioplasty, more commonly known as an arm lift.
Benefits of an Arm Lift
During your arm lift procedure, Dr. Castellon removes the excess skin and fat from the area between your elbow and underarm area. Loose skin and fat in the area creates a problem known as “bat wings.” You may feel your upper arm jiggle when you wave at someone or lift your arm. After your brachioplasty, you will no longer feel self-conscious, and you will be able to wear short-sleeved and sleeveless clothing.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Brachioplasty?
The two primary considerations for arm lift surgery is weight and age. You should be close to your ideal weight for at least 12 months before the surgery. The surgery can be performed at any age, but it is most beneficial for men and women who are 65 or older. At this stage in life, your skin has less elasticity which is one of the reasons why you have loose skin on your upper arms.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having an Arm Lift?
During your consultation, we will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your arm lift surgery. You should plan to stop smoking for 10 to 14 days before the surgery. We also encourage you to make arrangements to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery and stay with you for a few days after the procedure. If you have children at home, you may want to find help to care for them after your procedure because you will need to rest and limit your activities.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Brachioplasty?
We will schedule your brachioplasty at a surgery center that is fully staffed with qualified medical staff, such as anesthesiologists, surgical nurses and physician assistants. They help you before, during and after the surgery. You will stay in the recovery area for a few hours after the surgery so that we can monitor your progress. You will need to have someone drive you home.
How Long Does It Take to Perform an Arm Lift?
Dr. Castellon will recommend a full arm lift or a mini arm lift depending on the extent of correction that is needed. With either technique, the surgery will take one to two hours.
What Should I Expect After My Brachioplasty?
You will be released to go home the day of your surgery. For the first 24 to 48 hours, you will feel drowsy. You can return to work after two to three weeks. Moderate activities can be resumed after one month, and strenuous activities can be resumed after six weeks.
When Will I See Full Results of My Arm Lift?
You will see a noticeable improvement immediately after the surgery. Full recovery takes two to three months.
How Long Will the Results of a Brachioplasty Last?
With proper nutrition and exercise, the results of your brachioplasty are permanent. Aging, weight changes, and pregnancy can affect the appearance of your upper arm area.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost in Melbourne?
Arm lift surgery is not covered by insurance. We will provide a cost after your consultation. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center accepts payment by cash and check as well as credit card, including MasterCard® and Visa®. If you are interested in financing the cost of your brachioplasty, we encourage you to apply with CareCredit® and Virtual Finance Technologies.
If you feel self-conscious about your upper arm area, an arm lift might be right for you. Castellon Plastic Surgery Center offers brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, for men and women who live in Melbourne, Brevard County and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.