Tighter, Firmer Arms

An arm lift reduces sagging skin on the arms, removes fat pockets, tightens and smooths the supportive tissue, and re-shapes and contours the upper arm all at the same time. Flabby “batwing” arms often develop from the elbow to the shoulder and can be caused by age, weight fluctuation, or genetics—with the latter reason making it particularly difficult to address without surgery.  

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Approach to Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty in Chicago has been mastered by our surgeons who complement surgical intervention with non-surgical arm sculpting techniques. In combination, these procedures can lift and tighten the arms, resulting in an appearance that is more contoured and athletic, a smaller incision, and reduced downtime. Our surgical and non-surgical procedures for brachioplasty include:

  • Hi-definition liposuction
  • Radiofrequency energy
  • External radiofrequency skin tightening 
  • Non-invasive Coolsculpting® 
  • Arm threading
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Arm Lift Surgery Details

At our accredited, state-of-the-art surgical center which is adjoined to our medical spa in Chicago, arm lifts are performed with the patient under general anesthesia. During the surgical process, your surgeon will create an incision under the arm from elbow to armpit. During the surgical process, your surgeon will create an incision under the arm from elbow to armpit.

Liposuction removes excess fat, and radiofrequency procedures heat the undersurface of the skin and tighten the remaining skin. Internal radiofrequency will deliver a “shrink wrap” type of effect. CoolSculpting further helps with contouring, and arm threading helps lift sagging internally and keep everything in place using surgical threads.

A brachioplasty usually takes 2-4 hours to complete.

What to Expect During Recovery

  • Approximately 1-2 weeks of recovery time needed
  • Compression garments may be needed on the arms to decrease swelling 
  • Elevating the arms may help reduce swelling
  • Drains may be placed to help collect fluid for 3-4 days
  • Assistance recommended the first few days following arm lift surgery
  • Expect bruising and swelling that will subside over the course of two weeks 
  • Avoid exercise until we advise you that it’s okay to do so 

Ideal Candidates for Brachioplasty

If you’re in Chicago, brachioplasty can assist in slimming and tightening your arms.

The best patients for this procedure are those who:

  • Are bothered by loose, flabby, sagging skin of the upper arms
  • Cannot seem to achieve the look they want with diet and exercise
  • Often feel the urge to cover up their arms
  • Are close to their goal weight 
  • Are non-smokers in general good health
  • Understand the brachioplasty procedure and recovery process
  • Have realistic expectations for what a brachioplasty can do
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Will there be scars left behind?

When will I see results?

Will there be scars left behind?

At our clinic in Chicago, brachioplasty is performed using a smaller incision, which results in smaller scars. We keep scarring in mind during the procedure, and with the right kind of at-home scar care, it shouldn’t be noticeable once healed (which takes approximately one year). Furthermore, many arm lift scars are hidden by clothing.

When will I see results?

While early results can be seen immediately, your arm lift results will be finalized within 2-3 months. As the swelling goes down day by day, your arms will look better and better—until you have the slim, toned arms you want. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and frequent exercise in order to keep your arms looking their best.

Arm Lift Surgery at Beautify at AMS

Beautify at AMS not only performs arm lifts in Chicago, but is a one-stop shop for plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures. Offering a wide variety of services for the Chicago area and beyond, we are pleased to deliver exceptional results and a great experience. Surgeries take place at our beautiful, accredited, state-of-the-art surgical center and are performed by one of our outstanding plastic surgeons from the University of Illinois at Chicago. We are a results-driven practice with the goal of achieving your desired results. To us, it’s priceless when a patient looks in the mirror and likes what they see. To schedule your consultation, please contact us.

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