Arm Lift

During an Arm Lift procedure at Universal Plastic Surgery, patients can expect a transformative experience that will help them achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift is performed to remove excess sagging skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in a more toned and sculpted appearance.

Before the surgery, patients have a thorough consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Carlos A. Centeno or Dr. Madelein Centeno. You will discuss your specific concerns and goals, share your medical history, and together we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan.

During the procedure, the surgeon will make carefully placed incisions, usually on the inside or back of the upper arm, to minimize visible scarring. The excess skin and fat will be removed, and the underlying tissues will be tightened and reshaped.

Afterward, you can expect a recovery period of about 14 to 21 days, during which you may experience some temporary discomfort, swelling, and even significant bruising. Our surgeons and team will provide comprehensive post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. At Universal Plastic Surgery we aim to help you regain your confidence in your appearance and achieve the arms you have always desired.

FAQs about Arm Lift at Universal Plastic Surgery

What is an Arm Lift?

An Arm Lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. It helps to tighten and reshape the arm, resulting in a more toned and youthful appearance. Our Arm Lift procedure is ranked fourth in the most requested procedure at Universal Plastic Surgery.

Am I a good candidate for an Arm Lift?

Good candidates for an Arm Lift are individuals who have excess skin and fat in their upper arms that is resistant to diet and/or exercise. Ideal candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery.

What can I expect during the recovery period?

After an Arm Lift, you can expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the treated area. Dr. Carlos Centeno and Dr. Madelein Centeno will provide specific post-operative instructions to help manage these symptoms and promote proper healing. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to achieve the best results.

How long do the results of an Arm Lift last?

The results of an Arm Lift can be long-lasting, especially if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and maintain a stable weight. However, factors such as aging and fluctuations in weight can affect the longevity of your results.

What are the potential risks and complications of an Arm Lift?

Like any surgical procedure, Arm Lift surgery carries some risks and potential complications. These may include infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation, and asymmetry. Dr. Carlos Centeno and Dr. Madelein Centeno will discuss these risks with you during your consultation and take necessary precautions to minimize them.

How much does an Arm Lift at Universal Plastic Surgery cost?

The cost of an Arm Lift can vary based on individual factors such as the extent of the procedure, the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and facility fees. Our patient portal provides approximate cost ranges for Arm Lift surgery, and Dr. Madelein Centeno can provide a personalized quote during your consultation or complimentary Google Meet appointment (if you are visiting us from abroad.)

Will insurance cover the cost of an Arm Lift?

Arm Lift surgery is considered elective, cosmetic surgery and is typically not covered by insurance. However, it is best to check with your specific insurance provider to confirm their policies regarding coverage for any cosmetic procedures.

How do I schedule a consultation or Google Meet appointment?

You can schedule a consultation or Google Meet appointment with Dr. Madelein Centeno by contacting our Patient Experience Lead, Ann Centeno. Please fill out the contact form, then you will be assigned access to our patient portal; finally Ann will be happy to assist you in finding a convenient time for your appointment.

What should I expect during a consultation or Google Meet appointment?

During a consultation or Google Meet appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have with Dr. Madelein Centeno. She will evaluate your condition, explain the procedure in detail, and answer any questions you may have. Dr. Madelein Centeno will also provide a personalized treatment plan and a cost estimate based on your specific needs.

Are the plastic surgeons at Universal Plastic Surgery board-certified?

Yes, both Dr. Carlos A. Centeno and Dr. Madelein Centeno at Universal Plastic Surgery are board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

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