ABOUT Upper Arm Lift

Remove Excess Skin for Toned Upper Arms

Losing weight can be a rewarding experience that can significantly boost your self-esteem, however, many patients are left with large amounts of sagging skin that detract from their results. Age and genetics can also lead to significant sagging skin. For patients with excess skin under their upper arms, an arm lift, or brachioplasty, is often recommended to remove the tissue for a more toned appearance. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S is an exceptionally skilled plastic surgeon who can provide natural-looking surgery to patients in Long Island and Manhattan, NY. Patients of Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery can be confident not only in Dr. Greenberg’s abilities to but his dedication to patient satisfaction.

Tighten and Tone with an Arm Lift

Patients that have lost substantial weight, or have excess skin that hangs underneath their arms are great candidates for an arm lift. Dr. Greenberg offers the procedure to remove the extra skin to help patients achieve tighter, more tone arms. The treatment is often combined with Smart Liposuction for the very best results.


Is an Arm Lift Right For You?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a body contouring procedure that is performed to remove sagging skin and excess fat and tighten remaining tissues. If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your upper arms, an arm lift may be the solution to help you feel more confident. Patients who wish to undergo an arm lift should be committed to a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain their weight. This commitment is imperative as substantial or consistent weight fluctuation can lead to development of excess fat and skin in the future.

Additionally, overall health is an important aspect of any surgical treatment. Those with medical conditions that may conflict with the healing process as well as smokers may not be candidates for this procedure. Patients at a higher risk for complications will be extensively evaluated to ensure their safety.

After Brachioplasty

Following your procedure, will will monitor your condition as you recuperate in our recovery room. Once you have recovered from the effects of anesthesia, you can return home. About one to two days later, you will return to our facility to ensure that there are no complications and that you are healing properly. You will also be provided with a compression garment which should be worn until Dr. Greenberg advises otherwise.

The Surgical Process

Typically, the brachioplasty procedure will take about one to two hours. Before your treatment, you will be provided with anesthesia to ensure your comfort. To begin, Dr. Greenberg will make an incision in the underside or back of the upper arm. Depending on the extent of concerns being addressed, the incision may extend from the armpit to the elbow.  Dr. Greenberg will ensure that your incisions are placed in the most inconspicuous location possible.

Next, the unwanted fat and skin is removed. In some cases, this procedure may also be combined with liposuction for optimal results. The supportive tissue is then contoured for the best aesthetic results. Once the ideal shaping and smoothing has been completed, Dr. Greenberg will place sutures and we will place bandages.

At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, our entire team is dedicated to upholding our commitment to surgical excellence. We will help you plan your individualized arm lift to achieve your goals.

Upper Arm Lift Cost and Financing

With age, many women experience loose, sagging skin in the upper arm area. Genetics or weight fluctuation can intensify the concern. A surgical upper arm lift, or brachioplasty, can tighten up the arms and give you more tone and contour. If you are seeking information about this type of procedure and have questions about arm lift cost, Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S of Long Island, NY, can offer insights based on years of practice in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Greenberg is a national authority on plastic surgery of all types, including various body contouring procedures. He is a published author, and is often interviewed for feature and news stories about plastic surgery. If you would like to schedule a consultation with the doctor at one of his New York office locations, please contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery today.

Treating the Upper Arms
A woman’s toned arms are an important part of a fit, youthful appearance. In body-hugging shirts, short sleeves, or elegant evening attire, slender, sleek arms can greatly boost your confidence.

Women who have gained and lost a large amount of weight may have slack, sagging skin along the back of the triceps area. In some cases, stubborn fat pockets remain after weight loss, and diet and exercise can be ineffective. With an upper arm lift, Dr. Greenberg can remove fat and also eliminate hanging, excess skin. Women bothered by wobbly arms are thrilled to enjoy a regained feeling of firmness and tone.

Arm Lift Costs and Financing
Each patient is unique, so it is necessary to schedule a consultation to receive an exact estimate for your arm lift surgery. Costs will be based in part on your proportions and your treatment goals. Some patients have a small amount of skin removed, while bariatric weight loss patients may require more extensive contouring. Patients with accumulated fat pockets may choose to utilize liposuction in conjunction with arm lift surgery.

Other factors that contribute to costs for these types of procedures include anesthesia, which is administered by a certified anesthesiologist to keep you safe and comfortable during surgery. Some plastic surgeons work in a hospital setting, so related fees need to be considered, but Dr. Greenberg offers in-house surgery. Ambulatory surgical centers in our Manhattan and Long Island locations help keep total treatment costs down.

Costs will be based in part on your proportions and your treatment goals […] Other factors that contribute to costs for these types of procedures include anesthesiology, which is administered by a certified anesthesiologist to keep you safe and comfortable during surgery. […] Dr. Greenberg also offers in-house surgery to help keep costs to the patient down.

Board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Greenberg has performed thousands of procedures, and his work is impeccable. A true perfectionist, Dr. Greenberg works carefully to provide each patient with a beautiful, natural-looking result. Patients who decide to invest in renewed body confidence are satisfied, and often thrilled with their decision. When financing is a concern, our staff can assist you to arrange an affordable payment plan for your desired treatment. Credit cards are accepted, and CareCredit℠ offers interest-free financing for patients who qualify.