Arm Lift

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Brachioplasty in Austin

Age, weight loss and heredity can all contribute to the appearance of flabby, sagging skin on the upper arms. A brachioplasty, or arm lift, from Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat, re-contouring the remaining skin to give it a tighter, more youthful-looking appearance.

During your arm lift surgery, your surgeon makes an incision along the inside of the arm, the back of the arm or inside the armpit. The placement and extent of the incision depends on the amount of tissue to be removed. The scar location is designed to minimize visibility of the scar. All of these options will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.

Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Known for natural-looking aesthetic results in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
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  • Reconstructed over 3,000 patients, including more than 1,500 DIEP flap reconstructions.
  • 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of reviews for cosmetic surgery.
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

All surgery results in a scar along the incision. While every patient scars differently—depending on genetics, race and skin condition—careful incision placement, meticulous suturing and the use of evidence-based best practices in postoperative care help keep scarring to a minimum. Embrace® Scar Therapy can further help with minimizing the appearance of scars.

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We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our cosmetic surgery patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.

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Arm lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, so you can return home after surgery. Despite some initial swelling, you will enjoy immediate results. You can expect to resume normal activities within a week, although Dr. Fisher & Dr Kurtovic recommend refraining from strenuous aerobic activity and arm weights for at least two weeks.

Arm lift surgery can be performed alone, with another body procedure such as an abdominoplasty, or as part of a full body lift.


Contact Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to discuss an arm lift in Austin. Set up a consultation by calling (512) 815-0123 or sending a message online.

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