About Arm Lift Surgery
One of the most frustrating side effects from losing weight or getting older is dealing with loose skin. At Raleigh Plastic Surgery 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 Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center today.
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.
"in looking for a cosmetic surgeon, I asked for recommendations from several well respected area physicians in different specialties. I asked them who they would send their spouses to for cosmetic surgery. 3 of 4 said the first choice would be Dr. Glenn Lyle. the 4th one said Dr. Lyle second, behind his sister in law. He is straightforward and honest about options. clear about surgical expectations, and very focused on the safety of one’s overall health before even considering a procedure. His gift is delivering extremely natural looking results in a safe and well planned manner."- K.K. / Yelp / Jan 27, 2023
"Very great work! Made my confidence skyrocket through the roof! Wish you could see the before and after pictures! He is the best!"- O.H. / Google / Jul 07, 2022
"I am so happy that I chose to go with Dr. Lyle - Dr. Lyle did my mommy makeover Back in April. I am so happy that I chose to go with Dr. Lyle because he was very attentive to what I was wanting and accomplished everything perfectly. Any questions or concerns that I had he was quick to answer them. Dr. Lyle has a great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable the entire journey. If I decide to have any other work done I will only choose Dr. Lyle because I am so happy with how I look now. I highly suggest if you are looking for a plastic surgeon that you check out his website and see all the wonderful before and after that he has."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 05, 2021
"I’m glad I chose Dr. Lyle for my surgery. He did a wonderful job and his assistant was great. I felt comfortable before and after. I recommend him 100%."- P.J. / Google / Sep 14, 2021
"I had my surgery 9 weeks ago by Dr Lyle. I work in the OR so I have seen a lot of other plastic surgeons and I picked him over many others based on his results. Dr Lyle is very professional and takes time to answer all of my questions in great detail. I am beyond satisfied with my results. I now have a flat, good looking abdomen. Natural looking result.His nurse is always available and kind, the OR staff is very friendly and took excellent care of me. If you are looking for a doctor who really cares about his patients look no farther."- C. / RealSelf / May 19, 2021
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 Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center right away.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- Up to $8,000
Get Back Your Shape
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 Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center. Look and feel younger and fitter with upper arm lift surgery.