One of the side effects of aging is the loosening of the skin and displaced fat that can distract from an otherwise beautiful figure. The upper arms are particularly vulnerable to lax skin and loose fat deposits. Arm lift surgery improves the contours of the arms, providing a lean and toned result. If you are searching for a plastic surgeon who offers arm lift in El Paso, Dr. Humberto Palladino has the experience and credentials that you need. Consider scheduling a consultation to learn more about what arm lift surgery can do.
Am I a Candidate for Arm Lift?
If you are unhappy with the way your upper arms look, you may be a candidate for arm lift. Arm lift is appropriate in cases of excess fat and loose skin. If your skin has a good degree of elasticity but you are worried about excess fat, liposuction alone can produce satisfactory results. To determine whether arm lift is right for you, Dr. Palladino will sit down with you during a one-on-one consultation and discuss your needs and goals. He will also describe his approach to surgery and give you all the information that you need to prepare yourself.
The Procedure – What to Expect
Arm lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, so you can leave after your surgery to recover in your own home. You will receive anesthesia to avoid feeling any pain during surgery. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and remain available during the procedure.
After arriving at the surgery center, you will be escorted to the pre-operative suite, where Dr. Palladino will make several marks on your arms to guide him during surgery. He will answer any last-minute questions and ensure that you feel comfortable and relaxed.
After surgery, your companion should drive you home and help to get you situated with everything you need to recover (e.g., cold compresses, beverages, food, a book or DVD). If you think of any questions after you get home, feel free to contact the Southwest Plastic Surgery team.
Arm lift recovery is typically short and free of complications. You may experience minor side effects like swelling or bruising, but these are normal and disappear over time. Dr. Palladino may ask you to wear a compression garment or wrap to help your arms heal more quickly. Arm lift recovery varies by patient, but you can expect to be back to work, school and your normal routine in very little time.
The cost of an arm lift surgery can be between $3,500-$10,000. This wide range depends on the extent of skin and fatty tissue to be removed, and the technique recommended by Dr. Palladino.
Learn More About Arm Lift
For more information about arm lift surgery, please contact the Southwest Plastic Surgery team, led by respected surgeon Humberto Palladino. Dr. Palladino would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals and come up with a plan to achieve them. Please contact us at 915-590-7900 or schedule a one-on-one consultation.
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