Arm Lift

About Arm Lift Surgery

Excess skin is a frustrating side effect of getting older or losing weight. Dr. Jules Walters offers upper arm lift surgery (also called brachioplasty) for people who cannot manage to tone or tighten their arms with natural methods. Excess skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly for people who are getting older or have lost significant amounts of weight. Dr. Walters, a New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeon, is very knowledgeable in fat removal and skin tightening surgical techniques. If you want to hear more information about how a brachioplasty can alter the contour of your upper arms, please contact us for an appointment at our New Orleans or Metairie, LA, practice today.

What Are the Benefits of An Arm Lift?

Flabby skin around the upper arms can be upsetting, especially if you have worked hard to lose weight or attempted to tone up with exercise. Dr. Walters performs brachioplasty to assist patients in achieving their sought-after look. Aesthetic and practical benefits of arm lift surgery include:

  • Tightening and toning the arms
  • Removing loose, excess skin
  • Enhancing mobility and range of motion
  • Smoothing the skin under the arms
  • Improving comfort by reducing rubbing and chafing
  • Preventing irritation like skin rashes
  • Providing results that are dramatic and long-lasting
  • Empowering you to wear more types of clothing

Ideal Candidates

An upper arm lift is a plastic surgery employing advanced methods to contour and eliminate unwanted skin. If you are tired of hiding your bat wings and would prefer them to appear trim and taut again, you are a great candidate for an arm lift. You need to be in overall good health so that your skin will recover properly. Some of the top concerns for potential arm lift patients are excess, hanging skin on their upper arms, plus minimal tautness of the skin. It is critical that you are at or close to a healthy, stable weight before your surgery.

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Surgical Technique

In most cases, your upper arm surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility, except in cases where several cosmetic surgeries are to be performed at one time. An upper arm lift may be done with other surgeries (often completed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), including a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or mommy makeover — as long as Dr. Walters considers it appropriate. An upper arm lift is typically done with the patient under general anesthesia and can require a few hours to finish. The sagging skin will be surgically removed starting at the elbow and continuing to the armpit. The incision will be placed to be as hidden as possible, although it will become a visible scar. If liposuction is desired to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, this can be completed also. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched together. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them cleaned, covered, and supported with compression garments.

Post-Op Experience

Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:

  • 24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
  • Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
  • Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
  • Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.
Jules Walters, M.D.
Meet Our Surgeon

Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons, President
  • American Medical Association

His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.

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Credentials You Can Trust

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Credentials You Can Trust

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What To Expect

A typical recovery time frame may take an estimated 2 weeks with lots of rest in order to give your body time to heal. You use your arms for almost everything, so most patients should slowly make their way back to their daily activities. A suture removal appointment will be scheduled about 7 days following surgery. Compression garments must be kept on until you receive permission from Dr. Walters. For at least 1 month, all exercise and strenuous activity need to be eliminated, except frequent, short walks. If you have uncontrolled bleeding, excessive swelling, fluid buildup (hematoma/seroma), signs of infection, numbness in the hands or arms, or unusual scarring, please contact Dr. Walters for answers.

Get Back Your Shape

No matter what you call your droopy skin or bat wings under your upper arms, plastic surgeon Dr. Walters sees it as a way to improve your appearance with cosmetic surgery. If you are at or close to a healthy, stable weight but still can’t get rid of the skin and flab that hangs off your arms, please contact us to plan a consultation at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa. Look and feel more fit and younger with upper arm lift surgery.

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Your Best You Begins Here

If you would like to learn more about attaining your dream arms, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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