An arm lift, or brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm, tightening the loose skin and removing fat to reduce the appearance sagging skin under the arm.
Aging, genetics, pregnancy, and weight loss can all cause upper arm skin to sag, but whatever the cause, an arm lift can make your arms smoother, more toned and defined.
Procedure Length: 1.5 Hours
Recovery: No lifting, pushing or pulling for 6 weeks. Back to work in 7-10 days.
Why Arm Lift surgery?
Over time, our skin loses its elasticity, and excess tissue may develop underneath our arms causing the skin and tissue to sag. Facing into a mirror with your arms outstretched away from your body and twisting your arms back and forth you might see the sagging skin under your triceps wiggle in the mirror. A brachioplasty or arm lift aims to reduce this sagging tissue underneath the arm. Genetics, ageing, and weight loss have a part to play in this sagging skin, and sometimes it might impede your participation in sports, or make it harder to find clothes that fit properly. An arm lift may also boost your body image and confidence too.
What is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is a procedure that aims to reduce the presence of sagging tissue from the upper arms to create a better contour from elbow to armpit, giving your upper arms a more toned appearance. There are several approaches to brachioplasty that can be applied, with the most common involving an incision on the inner side of your arm. During your consult, you’ll be able to tell your story and share your motivations and expectations with Dr. Cluett, who will then determine which approach is best for your arm lift procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are considering Breast Surgery or Abdominoplasty, your plastic surgery treatment will require that you make important decisions. Dr. Cluett wants to help you feel educated about your choices and has provided a list of frequently asked questions below.
Where Will Your Procedure Take Place?
Your initial consult will take place in Dr. Cluett’s office at 7 Paton Street, The Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, or Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Your surgical procedure will take place in a fully-equipped and safe surgical facility. These medical centres bring with them a team of specialized health care practitioners with training and experience specific to these types of procedures. Your safety is key to the success of a procedure.
what about Pre-op and aftercare?
Dr. Cluett will work to ensure your path to recovery is as smooth and short as possible. Your recovery will be unique to you, your body, and your surgical procedure, that’s why each patient needs a custom recovery programme. After your procedure, Dr. Cluett will meet with you to review your specific needs and recommended aftercare. Throughout the recovery process, should you have any questions, you can always call Dr. Cluett’s St. John’s office and her team will be able to provide you with answers, or schedule a follow up appointment.
Is a referral required for a consultation with Dr. Cluett?
Some consultations will be covered by MCP if you are referred by another physician. If you wish to avoid obtaining a referral it is possible to see Dr. Cluett. This will involve a one-time consultation fee.
Will my treatment be coverable by MCP?
If the concern you have is considered “cosmetic” by MCP standards, your treatment will not be covered. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure if your treatment will be covered, is to see Dr. Cluett in consultation. After assessing your concerns, she will advise you as to whether or not MCP will cover your procedure based on your history as well as your physical problems.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit or cash. We are as well associated with Ifinance Medicard which is a company accustomed to financing cosmetic procedures. We will provide you with the necessary contact information so you can further investigate this option if requested.
Why should I choose a Plastic Surgeon for my cosmetic procedure?
A Plastic Surgeon is a surgical specialist who has completed a minimum of 5 years of study and training in plastic surgery after receiving their initial medical degree. This is different from a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Cluett is the only female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador.