Romanelli Cosmetic

Upper Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty) – Huntington, NY*

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About Arm Lift Surgery

 At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we offer upper arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, as a procedure for patients who cannot manage to tighten and tone this area of the arm with diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly for men and women who have lost weight or are advancing in age. Drs. David Pincus, and John Layliev are Long Island plastic surgeons who are very experienced in fat removal and skin tightening surgical techniques, and offer private consultations for arm lifts. If you want to hear more information about how an arm lift can alter the contour of your upper arms, please call and schedule an appointment at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY today.

Ideal Candidates

An upper arm lift is a cosmetic surgery employing advanced methods to slim the upper arm and excise excess skin to tighten the lax appearance. If you are self-conscious about your 'bat wings" and would prefer them to appear trim and taut again, you are a good candidate for this procedure. You need to be in overall good health so that your skin will recover properly. Some of the top concerns for an arm lift patient are excess, hanging skin on their upper arms, plus lost elasticity of the skin. It is important to note that you be at your ideal weight before to surgery.

Surgical Technique

Most likely, your arm lift surgery will be performed in our outpatient facility.  An upper arm lift may be combined with other surgeries, such as tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts — as long as our plastic surgeons consider it appropriate. An arm lift is typically done with the patient under general anesthesia. The sagging skin will be excised starting at the elbow all the way up to the armpit. The incision will be placed as inconspicuously as possible, although it will most likely leave a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is needed to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits, this can be completed also. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched back into place. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them clean, bandaged, and wrapped with compression garments.

What to Expect

A typical recovery time frame should take about two weeks with lots of rest, and allowing your body time to heal. You use your arms for almost everything, so most of our arm lift patients ease their way back to their normal activities. Compression garments must be kept on until you receive permission from our surgical team. For at least a month, most exercise should be eliminated, except taking short walks. 

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Average Cost  
$7,500 - $9,500
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
2.5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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Get Back Your Shape

No matter what you call your droopy skin or "bat wings" under your upper arms, our plastic surgeons call it a way to improve your life with cosmetic surgery. If you are at your goal weight but still can't lose the skin and flab that hangs off your arms, please contact us to plan a consultation with Dr. James Romanelli, Dr. David Pincus, or Dr. John Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. Look fitter and younger with brachioplasty.

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