Tighten Up Your Biceps with an Arm Lift

A woman pinches the skin hanging from her upper arm. Sagging upper arms can often leave a person feeling self-conscious. Whether the result of aging or significant weight loss, this sagging does not always respond to dieting and diligent exercise. At our Toledo, OH, practice, Dr. John F. Zavell can perform an arm lift to remove excess skin for more toned upper arms.

Benefits of an Arm Lift Surgery

During an arm lift procedure, Dr. Zavell slims down the upper arms by either performing liposuction, removing and repositioning the skin, or a combination of both. For patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, excision of the skin alone may be all that is necessary. 

An arm lift offers numerous advantages for our patients, including:

  • Toned Appearance: A brachioplasty can enhance the contours of the upper arms and bring symmetry to your entire body.
  • More Options for Clothing: Sagging skin can limit your ability to find clothes that fit well. After an arm lift procedure, you will have many more options to choose from.
  • Enhancing Weight Loss: If you have recently undergone significant weight loss, brachioplasty is just one of the body contouring procedures that can remove any excess skin.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Many of our patients are much more comfortable with their appearance after surgery and, as a result, are more often up for socializing.

Dr. Zavell can help you determine if an arm lift is appropriate for your cosmetic goals during an in-office consultation.  

Who is a Candidate?

Although almost any healthy, non-smoking adult can qualify for an arm lift, it is important to note that you should be at a healthy and stable weight. After the procedure, any significant weight gain or weight loss can negate the effects of treatment. Depending on the results you are hoping for, Dr. Zavell may recommend an alternative body contouring procedure, instead. 

The Day of Surgery and Recovery

On the day of your procedure, a member of our team will escort you to one of our comfortable surgical suites, where our team will begin preparations. Once you have received an anesthetic to keep you comfortable, Dr. Zavell will make a conservative incision from the armpit to the elbow, through which he can remove any excess skin and eliminate fat deposits with liposuction. After the procedure is complete, he can close up the incisions with sutures and send you to the recovery room.

An arm lift can help you take confidence in your appearance once more. 

Although it can take up to three months to see the full effects of treatment, patients will require approximately two to three weeks for the immediate recovery. Patients can usually manage any discomfort, swelling, and bruising with prescribed pain medication. Our team will also provide you with detailed post-treatment guidelines to assist you in a successful recovery. It is important to avoid all strenuous activity and exercise until approved by your surgeon. 

Why Choose Dr. Zavell?

Dr. Zavell and his team perform in-depth consultations to help every patient feel informed, safe, and comfortable from day one. When you arrive, our patient care coordinator will meet with you to discuss your goals for treatment. Depending on your hopes for the procedure, we can provide videos to inform you about your cosmetic options. Next, your nurse will discuss your medical history with you to make sure there are no contraindications to treatment. Dr. Zavell will then introduce himself and perform a thorough examination. He will design a personalized treatment plan for you and uses a number of options to help visualize your potential results.

Dr. Zavell and our entire staff is dedicated to providing a comfortable, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere every day. We are passionate about helping our patients become the healthiest version of themselves.

Learn More about Arm Lift Surgery

An arm lift can help you take confidence in your appearance once more. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Zavell by contacting our office online or by calling (419) 534-6551.

Dr. John F. Zavell

John F. Zavell, MD, FACS

Dr. John Zavell is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals since 1993. He is a member of: 

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • The American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
  • The American College of Surgeons

He has mastered advanced techniques and uses the latest technology to provide patients of all ages with the most natural-looking, life-changing results. To schedule a consultation at Dr. Zavell's plastic surgery practice, request an appointment online or call us at (740) 628-0185

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"The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal one and our mission is to honor that choice by jointly cultivating a treatment plan that will deliver results personally crafted for you." Dr. Zavell

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