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Arm Lift in Baltimore

Fluctuations in weight, especially a significant weight loss, can create problem areas.

Growing older, and even heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. For these reasons, more and more patients elect arm lift surgery to improve the appearance of their upper arms.

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow by removing excess skin.

Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits. For this reason an arm lift offers a surgical option to improve arm appearance.

Could I Benefit from Arm Lift Surgery?

Patients for arm lift surgery should be in good general health and avoid habits like smoking or excessive drinking. Ideal candidates desire to improve the look and contour of their arm and may experience the following problems:

  • sagging skin on the underside of the arms
  • Upper arm bulge, or fat volume
  • Undefined and unshapely appearance to the arms

These symptoms may be resistant to both exercise and dieting but can be corrected through an arm lift procedure. Both men and women can benefit from arm lift surgery and can schedule a consultation with Dr. Birely to further determine their eligibility while learning more about lift surgery.

What You Can Expect
From Arm Lift Surgery

Your arm lift surgery will produce a more defined shape to your arms; it helps to reduce undesirable sags of skin from the lower part of the arm as well as fatty areas from the upper arm area. Taking anywhere between 1 to 2 hours, your arm lift surgery will follow certain steps. Dr. Birely, after administering anesthesia or a sedative, will create the appropriate incision. Your incision may appear in one of three places on the arm; an incision may reach along the inner arm, along the back of the arm, or near the armpit. In some cases, with those incisions, liposuction is used to pull out fatty arm tissue. The arm tissue is then contoured and tightened according to your individual needs.

In Baltimore, How Much Time Does Arm Lift Recovery Take?

Following your surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in a compression garment to minimize swelling. Dr. Birely will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself. You may experience some swelling and bruising that will obscure the look of your results. Most patients are able to return to work three days after surgery. If your work necessitates difficult arm activity, you may be advised to wait a longer period of time. To ensure your healing, it is recommended that you do not lift heavy amounts of weight for approximately three weeks after surgery. Your results will be more and more noticeable as the healing process persists. The entirety of your healing, including scar lightening and appearance, may take up to a few months.

We are open and seeing patients!

In order to make the process as effective and safe as possible, we will be instituting several new measures:

  • Staff members will be wearing masks and the appropriate PPE during your visit. We also request that you wear a mask or face covering when coming to the office.
  • In order to minimize patient to patient interaction, we are asking you to call us from your car upon arrival to the parking lot.
  • Upon arrival and upon leaving the office, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer. This will be available at the front counter.
  • We will be scheduling patients with 15-minute gaps between appointments in order to disinfect rooms and to avoid patient to patient contact in the reception area.
  • If you are suffering from any upper respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms (cough, sneezing, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, etc), or if you have had recent contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, please stay home and reschedule your appointment.
  • We ask that you refrain from bringing children or friends along with you to your appointment.
  • If you do not have an appointment and need to make a purchase or an appointment in person, please call our office at 410-828-9570 first so we can better assist you.

As medical professionals, we are taking this virus very seriously and will be following all infection control procedures as issued by the CDC and the Maryland Occupation Safety and Health Association.

These are interesting times we are living in and we appreciate your cooperation with the above measures.

Thank You and Stay Well,

Dr. Birely and Staff

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