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Upper Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty) in Raleigh, NC

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About Arm Lift Surgery

One of the most frustrating side effects from losing weight or getting older is dealing with loose skin. At Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center, we offer arm lift surgery (also called brachioplasty) as an intervention for people who cannot seem to tone or tighten this part of the arm with natural methods. Excess skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, especially for people who are getting older or have lost significant amounts of weight. Dr. Glenn Lyle, our Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon, is very knowledgeable in skin tightening and fat removal procedures, and he performs private consultations for upper arm lift surgery. If you would like to learn more about how arm lift surgery can change the appearance of your arms, please contact us for a consultation at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center today.

Ideal Candidates

An arm lift is a plastic surgery using innovative techniques to improve the arm and eliminate unwanted skin to tone its sagging appearance. If you are tired of hiding your flabby arms and want them to look healthy and fit again, you are a great candidate for an arm lift. You should be in good overall health so that your body will heal well. Some key indicators for potential arm lift candidates are loose, hanging skin on the upper arms and skin that is not taut. It is crucial that you be at or close to a healthy, stable weight prior to your surgery.

Surgical Technique

In most cases, your upper arm surgery will take place in an outpatient setting, unless more than one procedure is being done at the same time. An arm lift can be done with other procedures (usually performed in an inpatient setting for monitoring), including a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or mommy makeover — if Dr. Lyle decides it is safe. An upper arm lift is usually performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete. The excessive skin will be surgically removed from the elbow to the underarm. The incision will be as hidden as possible, but it will become a visible scar. If liposuction is needed to remove stubborn pockets of fat, this will be performed as well. Once the skin is tightened, it will be sutured together. You will need to keep the incisions cleaned, covered, and supported with compression garments.

What to Expect

Your recovery period may last an estimated two weeks with prolonged arm elevation and giving yourself time to heal. You use your arms for many things, so many of Dr. Lyle's brachioplasty patients slowly make their way back into their daily routines. If needed, a suture removal appointment will be scheduled about ten days after surgery. Compression garments should be worn until you are released by Dr. Lyle. For at least one month, all exercise and strenuous activities need to be avoided, with the exception of frequent, short walks. If you experience excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, hematoma (fluid buildup), infection, loss of feeling in the arms or hands, or heavy scarring, please call Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center right away.

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Dr. Lyle performed a reduction/lift on me after another area surgeon totally screwed it up.. He was amazing and the results are breathtaking.. doing revision surgery is VERY HARD.. His gentleness with me, explaining everything.. taking time to talk to me beforehand and video talk to me just to make me feel confident meant everything.. I HIGHLY recommend him.. and his staff.

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I went to see Erin for Botox. She is a WONDERFUL injector. She knows exactly what you need and shares her expertise with you. She has a soft hand, makes sure you are comfortable and gives you the best results. The front office staff are a joy. They are friendly and knowledgable. I highly recommend Dr, Lyle's office!

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Dr. Lyle, You are the best Plastic Surgeon! Thank you for the superb surgical artistry with my Breast Mastopexy. You have changed my life and I wish I didn't wait until I was 52. How do I begin to let you know how much I appreciate what you did for me? You actually gave me back my self-image. I think, without realizing it, I had lost it for a while. I had become so self-conscious of my breasts that I felt that was all people saw when they looked at me. I can't get over the difference!! It's like night and day! You have quite a gift. I'm thrilled with the results. No more neck, shoulder or back pain and can now begin working on my posture (girls out). I am three months post-op and over the moon about my results. So grateful! Lastly, I want to let you know that your staff is the BEST (as if you don't already know that). They were all friendly, courteous and accommodating. I never once felt like just another patient in your office. Thank you!

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Dr. Lyle did plastic surgery between my toes removing tissue after a poisonous spider bite and while he was looking over my spider bike, he noticed something on my face he was concerned with, something dermatologists had been looking at for 8 years. It was Lentigo Maligna Melanoma, he just may have saved my life. He did a biopsy and surgery within a week! He care, he goes above and beyond, such a wonderful bedside manor. So calm, knowledgeable, absolute perfection in his surgery on foot and especially my face/lip... cannot say enough good things about him. I have had weight loss surgery, and he will be the person I have called to do some abdominal reconstructive surgery. He is the best and I have recommended many people to him over the years, they too were so happy with their procedures. Best of luck to you, Dr. Lyle is your doctor for sure!

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Whatever you call your "bat wings" or droopy skin on your arms, Dr. Glenn Lyle sees it as an opportunity to change your appearance with plastic surgery. If you are at or close to a healthy, stable weight and still cannot get rid of the flab and skin that hang from your upper arms, please call and schedule a private appointment at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center. Look and feel younger and fitter with upper arm lift surgery.

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