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An arm lift can help to restore the appearance of upper arms that have become saggy, loose, and lumpy due to factors like changes in weight and aging. At Gayoso Plastic Surgery, we have provided numerous patients with natural-looking results from their arm lift in St. Petersburg.

What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure that can help you get rid of loose, hanging skin and fat in the upper arm area. This is unfortunately inevitable for many men and women, and there is little you can do about it. Losing weight and building up muscle in the upper arm are equally ineffective at treating this loose underarm skin. But surgical arm lift can help. If you have hanging skin in the upper arm (sometimes described as “bat wings” or “lunch lady arms”), Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso can use an arm lift (brachioplasty) to help contour your upper arms and restore a more youthful and fit looking arm.

To learn more about a surgical arm lift and whether St Petersburg plastic surgeons, Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger can help you get arms you will be comfortable baring, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.

Why Arms Sag

For the most part, the sagging tissue in the arms is simply excess, loose skin. This skin sags when it loses elasticity or tone. Sometimes, there is also excess fat that contributes fullness to the sag, but it is not the primary cause of the loose skin.

Because it is the skin that sags, and neither muscle nor fat, muscle building and weight loss cannot reduce the sagging. In fact, weight loss can worsen a bad situation as it simply makes the upper arm more empty, leaving more skin to sag. This is why liposuction is also not always a good treatment for sagging upper arms.

As a result, surgical removal of excess skin is the most successful treatment for eliminating sagging upper arms. There are several variations on the procedure that can be used to target your particular areas of looseness, and in many cases, the scar can be well-concealed.

Is an Arm lift My Only Option?

On occasion, non-surgical methods to improve the appearance of the upper arm are appropriate. Coolsculpting, a non-surgical fat-freezing procedure, can lessen fullness in an upper arm and does not require surgery. Additionally, ThermiTight uses radiofrequency to tighten loose skin and may be used in the arm region on select patients. Between surgery (brachioplasty), Coolsculpting or ThermiTight, Gayoso Plastic Surgery offers many options for tightening sagging arms.

Arm Lift Recovery

There will be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort following your arm lift. Any pain you may experience can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Most patients need around two weeks of recovery before they are able to return to work and resume a majority of their normal activities. Strenuous activities such as heavy lifting will need to be avoided for around four to six weeks.

The Cost of an Arm Lift

The cost of your arm lift in St. Petersburg will depend on several factors. Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger can go over the expected cost of the procedure during your consultation at our office. We do offer financing options.

Why Choose Gayoso Plastic Surgery

Like many appearance-related issues, sagging skin in the upper arms can be hard to talk about, so you need to find a surgeon who helps you feel at ease describing your exact problem and specific cosmetic goals. Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso and Dr. Frank Beninger have a gentle and compassionate manner that makes many people feel completely comfortable talking about their appearance.

Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger are also board-certified plastic surgeons, which assures you that they have the training and skill to perform an arm lift with maximum effectiveness and safety. You can see the results they have given to previous patients from St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and across Florida in our Before and After Gallery.

Schedule a Consultation for Your Arm Lift

You don’t have to live with saggy arms that make you feel uncomfortable in short sleeves, swimsuits, or sleeveless dresses. We encourage you to talk to Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger about restoring your appearance and your confidence. Please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.