Arm Lift in Chicago, IL

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About Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Commonly known as an arm lift, brachioplasty is the medical term for a plastic surgery procedure designed to eliminate unwanted excess skin and sometimes fat from the arms. A variety of reasons may cause this excess skin.

Introduction to Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

Some patients seek treatment from Dr. Ogilvie in Chicago because they have recently lost weight. For others, excess skin has simply formed during the normal aging process, but however the excess skin has formed, patients will often feel self-conscious about the way their arms look. Brachioplasty (or arm lift) is a way to help those patients feel confident again.

How Do I Get Started on a Brachioplasty?

If you’re interested in undergoing an arm lift procedure, the first step is to meet with Dr. Ogilvie for a face-to-face discussion. This consultation is a good way to learn more about how this procedure will impact you individually. Dr. Ogilvie also believes in a patient-centered approach throughout the process, ensuring he spends time educating patients about what they can expect.

If you want to start your arm lift procedure, contact Dr. Ogilvie’s office to schedule a consultation as soon as you’re ready.

Is Brachioplasty Right For Me?

An arm lift is designed to eliminate unwanted excess tissue from the upper arms. Brachioplasty patients usually present with a significant amount of loose and uncomfortable skin that hangs down from the arms.

Arm lift procedures may sometimes be performed as part of a broader body contouring plan, but this isn’t always the case, and many patients will focus solely on contouring the arms.

Who is Arm Lift For?

In general, arm lift patients will:

  • Present a significant amount of excess skin on the upper arms.
  • Excess discomfort–perhaps physical, aesthetic, or both–caused by excess skin around the arms.
  • Maintain a relatively stable weight (significant weight loss or weight gain can diminish arm lift results).
  • Maintain realistic expectations about what brachioplasty can accomplish.
  • Be generally healthy enough for surgery.

If you feel that a brachioplasty procedure would be the right fit for you, contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a consultation, during which you can discuss the next steps toward accomplishing your arm lift goals.

The Arm Lift Procedure

Arm lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so patients are allowed to return home once Dr. Ogilvie is satisfied that the effects of the anesthetic have sufficiently worn off. In general, brachioplasty procedures will follow this basic order of events:

Anesthesia — In most cases, patients will opt for general anesthesia. But in some instances, patients may prefer local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.

Incision — Three basic incision types are used during an arm lift procedure. One incision travels alone on the outer arm. Another incision type is made along the inner arm. And a third option is an incision that is made around the armpit. Which incision is best for you will depend on the location and amount of excess skin you want to diminish.

Arm Lift Recovery & Results

Patients typically notice swelling and bruising for several weeks after their surgical procedure. Once that swelling subsides, you will notice that yours look much more slender and fit. Your skin will no longer “wave” or hang to its previous degree. Brachioplasty is designed to make the arms look more youthful and slim — a perception that excess skin can often get in the way of. That’s why many patients also note a significant increase in confidence and self-esteem after the procedure is complete.

If you feel like your arms could benefit from a brachioplasty procedure, contact Dr. Ogilvie’s office to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience!

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