Arm Lift Fort Worth

Sometimes, diet and exercise are simply not enough to achieve healthy, attractive arms. Brachioplasty, commonly referred to as an arm lift, is a body lifting procedure that removes excess soft tissues in the upper arms that have accumulated due to aging, genetics, or major weight loss. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby performs arm lift surgery in Fort Worth to help her patients achieve tighter, smoother, more contoured arms they are proud to show off.

How is an arm lift performed?

An arm lift is performed using surgical excision with or without liposuction to remove excess soft tissues in the upper arms. During your arm lift surgery, Dr. Kirby typically first performs liposuction to remove excess fat in the upper arms, if necessary. Next, she will make an incision(s) on the underside of your upper arms to remove loose and redundant tissues. Finally, she will use internal, dissolvable sutures to tighten and reshape your arm’s underlying supportive tissues. The desired result is smoother, tighter arms that reveal your natural muscle tone.

Where will I have my arm lift surgery?

Dr. Kirby performs arm lift surgery in her state-of-the-art, AAAASF-accredited City Surgery Center at Kirby Plastic Surgery.

What kind of anesthesia will I have?

You may be given general anesthesia for your arm lift.

Will I have scars after my arm lift?

Although all plastic surgery requires some degree of scarring, Dr. Kirby takes great care to minimize scarring during arm lift surgery. Depending on your aesthetic goals and your unique physiology, your incisions are made on the underside of your arm, from the elbow to the armpit, and possibly beyond. If a mini brachioplasty is enough to correct your redundant tissues, you may only need one incision located within the armpit.

Arm lift incisions are closed using dissolving sutures, meaning you will not have to have your sutures removed postoperatively. Dr. Kirby will go over your scar care plan, including Embrace scar therapy and other options to help ensure that your scars heal as beautifully as possible.

What other procedures can complement an arm lift?

You may choose to combine one or more of the following breast and body contouring procedures to complement your arm lift results:

  • A breast lift, clinically referred to as mastopexy, elevates breast tissue on the chest wall to reveal firmer, rounder, more youthful breasts. A breast lift can also remove excess tissues below the armpits to create a smooth transition between your chest and your newly contoured arms.
  • A breast augmentation can increase your cup size, improve breast symmetry, and/or restore youthful curves, depending on your goals.
  • A tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin in the belly and groin to slim and strengthen the abdomen. A tummy tuck can also address stubborn fat and skin on the flanks.

Patients Love Dr. Kirby

“The staff was great and welcomed me warmly. Dr. Kirby never rushed to get to the next person, but rather answered all of my questions in detail. She’s very knowledgeable and certainly seems to know about the latest techniques – what works, what doesn’t and what was best for me and my body. Thank you Dr. Kirby!!”*


Benefits of an arm lift

A Fort Worth arm lift can provide numerous benefits, including:

  • Reveal your arm’s natural muscle tone
  • Remove hanging upper arm skin (also called “bat wings”)
  • Reduce chafing between the arms and torso
  • Wear sleeveless tops and dresses with confidence
  • Wear tight-fitting shirts comfortably

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

Men and women who meet the following criteria may be good candidates for an arm lift:

  • Are self-conscious about the appearance of your arms
  • Upper arms appear loose or full from excess fat and skin
  • Have stretched, hanging skin on your upper arms after weight loss
  • Do not have any serious medical conditions
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Have realistic goals of what an arm lift may accomplish

During a personal consultation, Dr. Kirby will physically examine your arms and discuss your personal goals to develop an arm lift plan that meets your schedule and lifestyle.

“From the beginning, it was apparent that Dr. Kirby is a caring individual who was interested in my welfare and recovery.”



Arm lift recovery & results

After your arm lift surgery, you should expect to have some swelling, bruising, and temporary changes in sensation in your arms and torso for the first several weeks. You should refrain from lifting your arms above shoulder level and performing any excessive movements for 3 to 4 weeks.

You may be required to wear compression garments for the first 6 weeks following your surgery. Most people are able to return to sedentary work within 7 to 10 days, and light activity within 4 to 6 weeks. It typically takes arm lift patients about 6 weeks to fully recover from surgery.

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