What is Arm Lift Surgery?
A frustrating side effect of aging and/or losing weight is loose skin. At Sawan Surgical Aesthetics, we offer upper arm lift surgery (or brachioplasty) as a procedure for people who are having difficulty toning or tightening their upper arms with natural methods. While loose skin is common in both men and women, it's often the cause of self-consciousness and embarrassment for many people. Upper arm reduction removes this excess skin, often known as "bat wings." Dr. Kamal Sawan, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City, OK, is very skilled in fat removal and skin tightening techniques. If you would like to hear more about how arm lift surgery can change the appearance of your upper arms, please call and schedule a consultation at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics.
"My recent experience with Sawan Surgical Aesthetics was nothing short of exceptional. Dr. Sawan is the perfect combination of personable, professional and brilliant. His thoroughness is greatly appreciated and I couldn't be more satisfied with my results. His entire staff complimented his practice across the board. I found the staff to be helpful, as well as, knowledgeable. Every time I reached out my communication was promptly addressed. Dr. Sawan offers comprehensive services and I plan to utilize Sawan Surgical Aesthetics exclusively."- S.M. / Google / Aug 05, 2020
"I am so happy I chose Dr. Sawan for my breast reduction surgery. Two people recommended him to me which prompted my initial consultation. I knew he had an impressive career and expertise, but at that first meeting I found there to be an ease about him that made me trust him immediately. He was the surgeon for me. His staff is great, too. Knowledgeable, efficient and nice! You just know you’re in good hands. My whole experience from pre-surgery visits to follow-ups and the actual surgery itself has been so positive. Dr. Sawan listened and created exactly what I wanted. I’m super happy with my results. I highly recommend Sawan Surgical Aesthetics!"- B.R. / Google / Jul 12, 2020
"Let me tell you about Dr. Sawan. He took on my case after several other plastic surgeons either were too scared to operate on me due to a health condition I have or wouldn’t even see me until after I went through radiation. Dr Sawan not only saw me, he was confident he could not only perform the surgery but was sure I would be fine and heal easily. He and his office worked with and got insurance to cover things. His office staff was amazing to help us through the insurance chaos. Even through surgery delays due to Covid, his office stayed in touch with me and scheduled my surgery as soon as the surgery center was open. He was upbeat and encouraging on the day of my surgery knowing I was nervous due to my husband not being able to be with me. He took time to talk to him and explain everything to him and he was so sweet and gentle through my hospital stay. He sent all the removed tissue off to pathology and it all came back negative which resulted in me having NO RADIATION!!! 🎉🎉 I’ve healed perfectly, had no issues with my health condition and feel like I’ve been given a new lease on life! I have many amazing doctors on my cancer team but Dr Sawan has gone above and beyond to help us be informed and stay positive. Today I got an “Everything looks great” and a clearance to go back to go back to “whatever I want to do”. I highly recommend Dr. Kamal Sawan if you ever need a plastic surgeon. He’s the BEST!"- K.S. / Google / Jul 10, 2020
"After losing 100 pounds, I was left with lots of flab and extra skin. I had a 3D body lift. The surgery went smoothly With no complications at all! Dr Sawan was able to remove 16 pounds of superfluous skin and left me with perky breasts and tight abs. His work is AMAZING! I can’t even believe I am looking at myself when I walk by the mirror. I highly recommend Dr Sawan for any cosmetic procedure. He has a very helpful, kind staff and you will be treated with highest respect."- M.R. / Google / Jun 29, 2020
"I began my journey 9 years ago with weight loss surgery. I lost 128 pounds after weight loss surgery and within the last year I started working out in the gym, lifting weights. I wasn't seeing the results I thought I would see due to the fact that I had extra skin from being overweight previously. I went to see Dr. Sawan and talked to him. He gave me his recommendation and showed me pictures. He felt that I had very little fat and was actually toned from lifting, but my extra skin was getting in the way of my body showing the hard work I had put in. My surgery was May 14th. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Sawan. He did a fantastic job! The office staff were extremely kind, professional, and considerate. He let me ask every little question I had to ask and was very patient and caring. I look better than I have ever looked in my life. I'm excited to be back in the gym and enhance what Dr. Sawan has done for me."- K.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
Can I Get an Arm Lift?
If you are tired of covering up your flabby arms, even in the warmest weather, and want them to look trim and taut again, you may be a great candidate for arm lift surgery. Arm lift surgery uses innovative techniques to slim your arms by removing excess skin. You should be in overall good health so that your body will heal well. Some of the main reasons patients want an arm lift are excess, loose skin on their upper arms, as well as minimal tightness of the skin. It is important to note that you are at or close to your goal weight prior to your procedure.
How Does An Arm Lift Work?
Your arm lift surgery will most likely be completed as an outpatient procedure unless you have several cosmetic surgeries scheduled for the same time, like a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or mommy makeover. Arm lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can require several hours to finish. The excess skin will be excised, starting at the elbow all the way up to the underarm. The incision will be placed to be as hidden as possible, although it will become a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is wanted to remove stubborn fat, this will be performed also. Once complete, the skin will be pulled taut and sutured together. You will have to keep the incisions cleaned, covered, and wrapped with compression garments.
What Should I Expect After Arm Lift Surgery?
Your recovery will likely last around two weeks with lots of rest to allow your body time to properly heal. You use your arms for many things so we encourage you to ease your way back to your usual activities. An appointment to remove your sutures will be made for about ten days following surgery. Compression garments must be worn until you receive permission from Dr. Sawan to stop wearing them. You will need to avoid all exercise and strenuous activity for about 4 – 5 weeks, except for taking short walks. If you have excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, hematoma (fluid buildup), infection, loss of feeling in the hands or arms, or heavy scarring, please contact Sawan Surgical Aesthetics for help as soon as you're able.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $5,600
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- How Long It Takes
- 1.5-3 Hours
- Follow Up Time
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get a Toned and Tightened Look
Whether you call them "bat wings," flab, or droopy skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Sawan can help you change your appearance with upper arm lift surgery. This exciting procedure offers emotional and physical benefits while tightening the loose skin of your upper arm. If you are at or close to your goal weight but still cannot get rid of the flab and skin that hang off your upper arms, please contact us to plan a consultation with Dr. Kamal Sawan at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics.