Achieve your ideal arm physique.

At Muse Plastic Surgery, we understand the desire for beautifully sculpted arms that complement your physique. Our practice, led by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, specializes in procedures like the arm lift (brachioplasty) designed to help you achieve the body of your dreams. We emphasize personalized patient care and combine cosmetic artistry and clinical excellence to provide optimal results.

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What is an arm lift?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to address aesthetic concerns in the upper arm area, such as sagging or loose skin and persistent fat deposits. This condition, known as arm ptosis, can result from aging, genetics, rapid weight loss, or gravity. While exercise and diet can help build arm muscle, they are often insufficient to correct the issue of arm ptosis.

The benefits of an arm lift

  • Eliminating stubborn fat: Brachioplasty can remove stubborn fat pockets in the upper arm area that may be unresponsive to diet and exercise.
  • Enhanced confidence: Achieving toned and well-defined arms can boost self-esteem and body confidence.
  • Improved arm contour: An arm lift effectively tightens and sculpts the upper arm, offering a more refined and youthful appearance.
  • Sagging skin correction: The procedure eliminates sagging or loose skin, a common issue related to aging or significant weight loss.
  • Tailored surgical approach: We customize each arm lift to meet the patient's unique needs and aesthetic goals.
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Is an arm lift right for me?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is an ideal choice for patients who carry noticeable skin laxity on their upper arms and desire to improve the aesthetics of this area. They should be in good health, non-smokers, and ideally close to their target weight at the time of surgery. This procedure is especially suitable for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, which has left them with excess, loose skin on their upper arms. During a consultation with our team, we will review your medical history and carefully evaluate your candidacy for brachioplasty. This process ensures you can decide whether an arm lift in Atlanta at Muse Plastic Surgery is the right option to achieve your desired physique.

The arm lift procedure What to expect

For your comfort, we conduct this outpatient surgery under either general anesthesia or IV sedation. The process typically lasts between one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.

During the procedure, we will carefully assess your aesthetic goals and the severity of your upper arm skin laxity, recommending the most suitable technique for your brachioplasty. There are two primary brachioplasty options:

  • Mini arm lift: This technique is ideal for those with mild to moderate upper arm ptosis and involves excising a modest amount of surplus skin. The incision is similar to a full arm lift but on a reduced scale.
  • Full upper arm lift: Suited for patients with severe upper arm ptosis, this approach requires removing a more significant amount of excess skin. The incision is made in the armpit area and extends along the underside of the arm to the elbow.
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Arm lift recovery

Recovery is a crucial phase in your journey towards rejuvenated arms following your brachioplasty in Atlanta at Muse Plastic Surgery. Our team will guide you through this process, ensuring your comfort and well-being as you heal. It's common to experience some post-operative bruising and swelling, which typically subsides within 1-2 weeks. While the exact length and nature of your recovery depend on the extent of your surgery, most patients must set aside 1-2 weeks for rest and recuperation. During this period, you must minimize arm movement to facilitate proper healing.

We may place temporary drains to manage excess blood and fluid, typically removed 5-7 days after the surgery. While this procedure provides immediate, visible improvements to the upper arm region, you’ll notice ongoing enhancements over the next 2-4 weeks as the incision site heals and swelling subsides. Regular follow-up appointments with our team are essential to monitor your progress and address any concerns, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcomes from your arm lift procedure.

Why choose Muse Plastic Surgery?

Under the skilled hands of our renowned surgeons, our practice stands as a beacon of excellence. Our artistic precision and clinical expertise have made Muse Plastic Surgery a leading name in cosmetic procedures. With an unwavering commitment to providing personalized, high-quality patient care, you can embark on your arm lift journey with reassurance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your path to more youthful, contoured arms you'll be excited to show off.

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