Arm Lift in Tulsa, OK

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About Arm Lift Surgery

One of the biggest challenges when losing weight or getting older is dealing with loose skin. If you have difficulty toning and tightening the arm with exercise or a healthy diet, Dr. Angelo Cuzalina is proud to offer upper arm lift surgery or brachioplasty. Excess skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, especially for women and men who have lost a significant amount of weight. To help combat this issue, arm lift surgery removes loose, unwanted skin. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, Dr. Cuzalina is very experienced at fat removal, body contouring, and skin tightening surgeries. If you want to learn more about brachioplasty, please schedule a consultation at our office in Tulsa, OK.

Is An Arm Lift For You?

An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that contours and excises extra skin. If you avoid sleeveless clothes because of excess arm skin, an arm lift could help you feel more comfortable. To undergo this procedure, you should maintain good, overall health so your skin can heal well during the recovery period. If you experience certain symptoms, such as loose or hanging skin on the upper arms, you might be a good candidate for arm lift surgery. Before undergoing the procedure, patients should be close to a healthy, stable weight.

Surgical Technique

At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we perform your arm lift surgery in our private, AAAHC-accredited surgical suite. Generally, we complete arm lift surgery as an outpatient procedure, but this depends on if we combine it with another treatment, such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or mommy makeover. Taking several hours to complete, Dr. Cuzalina uses general anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. During your appointment, he will remove the excess skin from your elbow to the armpit. Dr. Cuzalina will try to conceal your incisions as much as possible, but because of the type of surgery, it will leave a visible scar. In addition to removing excess skin, some patients may require liposuction to remove stubborn fat. Once the skin is tightened, we will close the incisions with sutures. To reduce the appearance of your scar and to ensure your incisions heal correctly, you will need to keep the incisions clean and wear compression garments.

What to Expect

Your recovery period should last around two weeks with lots of rest and arm elevation. Following your procedure, one of the most important things to remember is to give your body time to heal. You use your arms for almost everything so we encourage patients to ease their way back into their normal routines. After about ten days, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress. However, Dr. Cuzalina will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure you carefully ease yourself back into your routine. At first, you will need to wear compression garments until you receive permission from Dr. Cuzalina. Additionally, for at least 4 – 5 weeks, you need to avoid all strenuous activity, but you should take short walks. If you experience excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, fluid buildup, signs of infection, numbness in the hands or arms, or unusual scarring, please call Tulsa Surgical Arts for help.

Get Back Your Shape

Weight loss is a difficult but rewarding process. Don't let excess skin on your arms hinder you from feeling confident about your results. If you struggle to reduce the appearance of excess skin or fat on the arms with exercise and healthy eating, arm lift surgery can help you attain your cosmetic goals. Please call to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Cuzalina at Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK. He will develop the best treatment plan for you and discuss the costs or if financing is available. Feel fitter and younger with arm lift surgery.

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