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An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that is done to trim away excess skin and fatty deposits that obscure your toned and contoured arms.

The benefits: What can an arm lift do for you?

  • Sculpt smooth + contoured arms
  • The ability to wear sleeveless clothes and swimwear
  • Restore a more attractive overall appearance
  • Increased self-esteem and body confidence

Candidates: Are you ready for an arm lift?

  • Bothered by loose upper arm skin
  • At a stable weight for at least six months
  • No future plans for substantial weight loss
  • In good overall health (both physical and emotional)
  • Non-smoker

The basics: An arm lift at a glance

  • General anesthesia
  • Recovery time of about 2- to 3-weeks
  • Procedure takes approximately 2 hours

The recovery: What to expect as you heal

Two to three weeks off from work.

Two to three weeks off from work. You should plan to take two to three weeks off from work while you recover from your brachioplasty.

Pain + swelling.

Pain, swelling and soreness is to be expected. To minimize these effects, sleep with your arms elevated and take your prescription pain medication as directed by Dr. Lewis.

Limit physical activities.

Limit physical activities. Avoid exercise and most physical activities (except light walking around the house) for the first week. Wait a full six weeks before running, lifting heavy objects and engaging in other strenuous activities.

Common concern: What will my scars look like?

If you have a standard upper or extended arm lift, some degree of scarring is inevitable. However, Dr. Lewis will make sure that the lines are well-concealed. Although they may be quite noticeable immediately after surgery, the scars typically fade with time.

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An arm lift with Dr. Lewis can reveal toned arms and a more youthful figure overall. Contact our Portland office today to schedule an appointment and begin planning for your surgery.

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Starting May 4th, we will be seeing patients in office and begin resuming elective surgeries. We are following all state and federal guidelines for protection and safety, including but not limited to: wearing gloves and masks, providing hand sanitizer, frequent cleaning, wiping down and sanitizing of all contact surfaces. As well as will maintain all standard Social Distancing protocols. Patients should not come in if achy, feverish or coughing or COVID positive test for active infection.

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