Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Charleston County, SC
Do you have excess skin and fat on your upper arms? Often a sign of aging, the excess skin and “flab” that collects on the upper arm can be a source of insecurity for many. Despite arm exercises and weight lifting, you may be frustrated by a complete lack of change. This is because as we age, skin loses elasticity, or its ability to shrink back up around the muscle. Led by plastic surgeon Dennis K. Schimpf, MD, MBA, FACS, Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery has offices in Charleston, Summerville, and Hilton Head, South Carolina. We offer brachioplasty for men and women who live in Charleston County and the surrounding South Carolina communities.
What Is A Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that corrects the upper arm sagginess that often accompanies aging in women. Arm lifts can also be performed successfully if a woman or man undergoes major weight loss and has excess skin on the upper arm as a result. This procedure eliminates unsightly “bat wings” or “bingo wings” and the embarrassing jiggle that accompanies them.
How is a Brachioplasty Performed?
An arm lift is performed by Dr. Schimpf using local anesthesia for maximum comfort. Once numbed, Dr. Schimpf will make incisions on the upper arm in the most inconspicuous area possible. He will use those incisions to remove excess fat from the underlying tissue. Once excess fat is removed, he will pull the skin taut around the upper arm and remove any excess skin before closing the incisions. The result is a tight, toned upper arm.
What are the Benefits of a Brachioplasty?
An arm lift eliminates a problem area that is almost impossible to correct with exercise alone. Once the skin on the back of the upper arm stretches out, it can lose its elasticity and fails to reshape itself around your contoured muscle. The result is a loss in definition and an extra wiggle when you wave or clap your arms. A brachioplasty eliminates the excess, stretched out skin and fat so that you can show off your slim upper arms with confidence.
Who is a Candidate for a Brachioplasty?
If you’ve tried to shape your upper arms through exercise and have felt frustrated with the results, a brachioplasty might be the right solution for you. The arm lift procedure is best suited for women who have noticed a loss in elasticity of the skin in the upper arms due to weight loss or aging. Dr. Schimpf can determine your eligibility for this procedure at your consultation.
How Much Does a Brachioplasty Cost in Charleston County?
The cost of a brachioplasty can vary depending on the scope of your procedure. The cost and your individualized treatment plan will be determined at your consultation with Dr. Schimpf. We will go over your payment options, which includes financing through CareCredit®. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards and ask that full payment be made prior to your services.
Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery is passionately committed to helping you feel your absolute best. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dennis K. Schimpf, MD, MBA, FACS, and his team offer full body plastic surgery, including the arm lift (brachioplasty), to the residents of Charleston, Summerville, Hilton Head, Charleston County and the surrounding communities of South Carolina.