Do you avoid wearing sleeveless tops because of saggy, unsightly skin on your upper arms? This could be from genetics, aging or weight loss, and makes you the perfect candidate for an arm lift, or brachioplasty, in Tampa. With this procedure, you can reduce or even completely eliminate all the excessive skin from your upper arms. Dr. Soler performs arm lift surgeries for patients throughout Southwest Florida, including St. Petersburg, Wesley Chapel and Clearwater. Dr. Soler is trusted by his patients because of his highly skilled credentials and personalized approach to meeting your specific needs. Not all patients are the same and Dr. Soler realizes this.
What can I expect during an arm lift in Tampa?
Dr. Soler generally performs an arm lift under general anesthesia. An incision is made which extends from the elbow to the armpit for removing the excess skin and fat. Even though the incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location, some scars will still be visible.
What is the recovery process for arm lift surgery?
Post surgery, your arms will either be placed in an elastic sleeve or wrapped to help reduce the swelling. The initial healing period ranges from 10 days to 2 weeks. The sutures will dissolve on their own. Any bruising or swelling diminishes gradually over 3 to 4 weeks. Depending on your skin, the scars from the procedure take 6 months to 2 years to fade away. Additionally, liposuction of the upper arms may help in contouring of the upper arms.
Does insurance cover brachioplasty surgery?
A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Any risks or individual suitability of an arm lift, or brachioplasty, must be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during the consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, major complications are very rare for arm lift surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery.
Discreet cosmetic surgery travel
If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.
Schedule your arm lift consultation today
If you are considering brachioplasty (arm lift surgery), contact Dr. Soler today to schedule a consultation to see if an arm lift is right for you. Dr. Soler serves many patients in Florida and his office is conveniently located just 22 miles from Clearwater and Largo, FL. Dr. Soler is excited to learn more about your specific needs and overall arm lift surgery goals during your one on one consultation at his Tampa office.