Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery
Brachioplasty or an arm lift may be a good solution if you are conscious about sagging skin in the upper arms. Loose skin in the arms may occur after a massive weight loss, pregnancy, or simply due to the effects of aging. Vinings Surgery Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
The treatment provider will discuss your medical history during the first consultation. You should bring a list of your current medications. This will allow the surgeon to determine whether you are an ideal fit for brachioplasty or not. Excess and drooping skin in the upper arms may be a concern if you have recently had bariatric surgery and lost a great deal of weight. The same holds true if your pregnancy caused you to gain and lose weight.
Patients with such concerns make excellent candidates for bariatric surgery. Ideal candidates should be of stable weight before getting the procedure done. Additional weight loss can leave you with sagging skin, which may negate the results of the treatment.
Choosing an Arm Lift Procedure
Several surgical techniques can be used for performing an arm lift procedure. This includes mini-arm lift and standard upper arm lift. During the initial consultation, your surgeon will help you determine the right solution based on the natural contours of your arms and your cosmetic goals.
Planning an Arm Lift Procedure
Your surgeon will discuss your unique plastic surgery treatment plan during the first appointment. They will examine the quality of your skin, your body type and the natural shape of your arm. They will ask you to move your arm to observe its natural flow. They will also take pictures to design a treatment that is completely customized according to your needs.
You should not hesitate or be afraid to ask questions. You should also participate fully in the planning process. The surgeon will discuss your goals for the type of arm lift procedure you need and treatment goals among other things. They will also discuss the expected treatment outcome and the type of anesthesia that needs to be used.
Discussing Payment Methods and Cost
Arm lift procedures are cosmetic in nature and are not really considered medically necessary. The cosmetic surgery treatment is not covered by most insurance plans. During the initial consultation, your surgeon will explain the surgery cost and all acceptable options for payment.
Arm Liposuction vs. Arm Lift Procedure
You are an ideal candidate for arm liposuction if you have good skin quality in the upper arms. The procedure is designed to eliminate excess fat. Healthy skin readjusts to the new shape of the arm. Arm lift procedures are designed to address loose and damaged skin. You may make a good candidate for the procedure even if you don’t have excess fat in the upper arms.
You can always combine the two procedures if you are concerned with both sagging skin and fat deposits. You should schedule an appointment with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to determine the right treatment option for your needs. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for brachioplasty.
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For more information about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon, Robert A. Colgrove, Jr., M.D.
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is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.
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