Are you dealing with excess saggy, droopy skin below your arm? The kind that, when you wave to someone, keeps waving even after you stop? You may want to talk to Dr. Carey Nease, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon at Nease Cosmetic Surgery. He offers brachioplasty surgery to patients in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville, and the nearby areas in northern Alabama.
What is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty surgery is commonly known as an arm lift. It’s done to remove the excess skin that hangs from underneath the upper arm. It also involves tightening and smoothing the supportive tissue responsible for helping to shape the upper arm. If there are any fat pockets in that area, those can also be removed or reduced. A brachioplasty is performed in the area between the armpit and the elbow.
How Much Does Brachioplasty Cost in North Alabama and Huntsville area?
The average cost of brachioplasty at Nease Cosmetic Surgery ranges from $5,000 to $7,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure and other variables which may affect the cost. During your initial consultation, Dr. Nease will be able to give you a more accurate assessment of your investment, based on your specific circumstances.
Insurance companies seldom cover the cost of cosmetic surgeries. It’s important to check with your insurance provider to find out which procedures they do or do not cover. Keeping cosmetic procedures as accessible and affordable for our patients as possible is a top priority at Nease Cosmetic Surgery. We do this by offering complimentary consultations and multiple payment options, including cash, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What Are the Benefits of Brachioplasty?
There are many benefits to brachioplasty surgery, and most patients are delighted with their results. Some common benefits include:
- Hanging, sagging, drooping skin, and excess fat are removed
- Improves the tone and contours of the upper arm
- Increased confidence and restored self-image
- Minimal scarring; hidden when possible
- Adds back some clothing options to your closet, like sleeveless tops and dresses
Am I a Good Candidate for Brachioplasty?
If you’re an adult in good health and have a problem with saggy skin hanging from your upper arm, you’re likely a good candidate. If you have only a minimal amount of fat, you will be an even better candidate. If having this sagging issue is keeping you from showing off your upper arms confidently, you’re likely to benefit greatly from arm lift surgery.
What is Brachioplasty Recovery Like?
Your surgeon will have post-op instructions specific to your unique situation. For optimal results in the shortest time possible, it’s important to follow them closely.
Generally speaking, it can take a few weeks to fully heal from brachioplasty surgery. You will probably be advised to stay out of work and refrain from normal activities for up to two weeks. Driving may be prohibited for that same time frame.
Contact Us About Brachioplasty Today
If you’re ready to see how you might benefit from brachioplasty surgery, we invite you to contact us today to set up a complimentary consultation. Nease Cosmetic Surgery is proud to serve residents in Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, Huntsville, and the neighboring areas of north Alabama.