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Introduction to Arm Lift

Innovative Body Contouring

At William Samson, MD in New York City, arm lift surgery is one of our most highly sought-after body contouring procedures. The surgery offers to reshape the back part of your upper arm, from your arm to your elbow, by removing extra skin and tissue. This makes your upper arm look smoother and compliments a more symmetrical contour. When a person gains a lot of weight, their skin slowly stretches over time. If an individual loses dramatic weight, the skin may not have enough elasticity to spring back into its original place, leading to extra skin folds of tissue. These skin folds or flaps are likely under your arm and cause much distress. Because it is skin and not muscle or fat, you can’t exercise it back into shape. The only way to remove it is through Arm Lift surgery.

You don’t have to carry the burden of this loose skin any longer. Below, we’ve included the ultimate guide to Arm Lift surgery, but if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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Let’s start with the basics

What is a an Arm Lift?

Building muscle through weight training can lessen the appearance of sagging skin on the arms, but it cannot entirely correct many people’s issues. Arm Lift, technically referred to as a Brachioplasty, is a type of body-contouring procedure.

This procedure is often done after weight-loss surgery or with a patient who has experienced dramatic weight loss. During the actual surgery, Dr. William Samson removes areas of extra tissue from under your upper arm by cutting the inside or back of your arm. He then removes extra folds of skin and fat—creating a smoother, evenly balanced contour. The surgery may also improve muscle tone in your upper arm.

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Main Advantages

What are the Benefits of an Arm Lift?

Many patients seek out Dr. William Samson for life-changing aesthetic advancements. Beyond appearance are ample benefits that can come with Arm Lift surgery. These benefits can be physical, psychological and create a new form of confidence for anyone seeking the procedure. By reducing sagging skin, we can improve comfort and prevents inflammation for our patients. Other benefits from Upper Arm Lift include:

  • Scars are hidden (with an arm lift, the scars are hidden either in the inner arm, at the armpit, or at the back of the arm)
  • Confidence is restored
  • More clothing options (following an arm lift, you may notice that your shirt size has gone down)
  • Better workout results
  • Excess fat and skin are removed
  • Changes in tone and shape
  • Improves contours
  • Better proportions of the arm area
  • Scars are hidden (with an arm lift, the scars are hidden either in the inner arm, at the armpit)
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What to expect on the day of surgery

The day of the procedure starts with our dedication to our patient’s comfort. Dr. William Samson strives to provide a setting full of confidence and reassurance that you have made the right decision to move towards a more contoured appearance. In most cases with Arm Lifts, you will receive general anesthesia. Dr. William Samson will then make an incision along the back of your arm or on the inside of your arm; this will go from your underarm to your elbow and, in some cases, may go partly down your chest. Once Dr. William Samson removes the extra skin and fat in the target area, he will reconnect the skin, and our team of technicians will carefully put dressings on the incisions. Sometimes drains will be used to prevent fluid buildup under the incision while the area is healing. Any questions on this will be addressed in your consultation.

What’s the First Step?

Are you bothered by the unnecessary signs of sagging skin, or feel hopeless as physical activity can’t make a difference in your arms? If you’re interested in getting an Arm Lift in New York City, the first step is to schedule a consultation. After examination, Dr. Samson will discuss the possible surgery methods and the risks and benefits involved. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or express concerns about the surgery; we are here to help in every way possible. Clarity and comfort are something Dr. William Samson strives for with each of his patients; our team is here to provide the answers and clarity on all steps forward.

Who are the Best Candidates for an Arm Lift?

At William Samson, MD, in New York City, an Arm Lift is one of our most common procedures. One of the best parts of our job is the different number of patients we meet. In the subject of an arm lift, they share one thing in common; the ambition to live a more confident life. The surgery is often done on people after they have had prior weight-loss surgery. If you relate to any of the topics below, you may be the best candidate for getting an arm lift in NYC by Dr. Samson:

  • Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
  • Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
  • Non Smokers

You may struggle with extra skinfolds, and if you’re dealing with any of these hardships below, contact us to get one step close to resolving your aesthetic hurdles.

  • General discomfort
  • Inflammation and rash. This can lead to an infection
  • Problems with hygiene in this area
  • Poor self-esteem
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Arm Lift Recovery

Regarding healing plans, your road is our own. We offer a detailed plan with tips for a speedy recovery and any advice or prescriptions needed. After your procedure, you will wear a soft dressing for three to four days and a compression garment for two to three weeks. Pain from an Arm Lift is very tolerable. You can return to regular daily activity after about two weeks and return to regular exercise after about five to six weeks.

How Much Does Arm Lift Cost in New York City?

We intend to make any cost issues as smooth and transparent as possible. The cost of an Arm Lift in New York City from Dr. William Samson will vary on several factors. The most suitable way to understand the price of your procedure is to come in for a consultation and allow Dr. William Samson to give you an examination and create your best course of action. The cost of your procedure will adjust depending on various factors. If you’re interested in financing the procedure, please make sure to ask about Alphaeon during your consultation. By selecting financing you’ll be able to spread out the payments, making the process a bit easier to pay.

Why choose us?

Arm Lift Expert

Most patients initially come to William Samson, MD, for an Arm Lift because they know the dedication to the process goes well beyond the procedure. There is a reason that William Samson, MD, is a top destination for Plastic Surgery in New York City. His professional skills are unparalleled throughout the East Coast. Our practice is in one of the biggest cities in the world, surrounded by constant movement and an array of options. Our dedication to every patient helps us stand out amongst the noise. In the case of Arm Lifts, there can be a lot of questions and concerns. Dr. Willliam Samson is dedicated to providing a premier and personalized patient experience to answer all questions and make a clear path toward aesthetic goals.

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Schedule a Consultation

An Arm Lift starts with a consultation, and our skilled team is here to make it a reality. You no longer have to deal with the physical and mental discomforts of the uneven skin flaps that hang from your arms. Request a consultation through our website, and one of our team members will quickly get in touch with you, or call us today at 646-956-3493.

Arm Lift FAQs

Is Getting An Arm Lift Painful?

Pain is a topic that we are entirely transparent about. There can be some discomfort after Arm Lift surgery. Most patients from William Samson, MD, experience moderate pain the first few days after surgery, which can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medication. Expect your arms to be bandaged and wrapped after surgery; this will impact any range of motion and movements you can perform. Relaxing and rest are encouraged so you can heal with the absolute best results possible. Patients will likely have permanent scarring where the incisions are placed; the good news is Dr.William Samson places these incisions very discreetly inside the arms so that they will not be noticeable during most activities.

How many appointments will I need?

The surgery can usually be performed in one appointment. However, there will be a follow-up appointment in the first week to ensure you're healing properly. Other appointments will be discussed during your consultation.

How long until I see results?

Results of an Arm Lift vary on the exact method used in surgery. Most of our Arm Lift patients will see immediate results, paired with the appearance of swelling. After about six weeks of healing, most of the arm area swelling should subside, and the arm results will improve over the next several months as the tightened arm skin continues to heal and settle. Don’t get down if you don’t see results expected in the first week; patience and healing are essential as the weeks pass and your results reveal themselves. 

Can I combine Arm Lift with other procedures?

We find that patients of William Samson, MD, in New York City, strive to combine an Arm Lift with other procedures; in this case, one appointment can take care of necessities in one setting. Most of our satisfied patients considering having an Arm Lift also seek to combine it with other Aesthetic Procedures/Services, such as Liposuction or Breast Reductions. Ask about the possible combinations of procedures during your consultation; we’re happy to provide you with the answers you need.  

What are the risks associated with Arm Lift?

In general, an Arm Lift is a safe procedure. But all surgeries come with risks. Your risks depend on your age, the amount of weight you lost, and other health issues you have. While the chance of risk is very minimal, possibilities can include:
  • Trouble with wound healing
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Damage to lymphatic tissue. This may cause swelling in your arm.
  • Damage to nearby nerves
  • Complications from anesthesia
  • Pain that doesn’t go away
  • Blood clots. These can include pulmonary embolism.
  • Thick or widened scars
  • You may also not get the results that you want from the surgery. You may need to have another surgery to contour the area of your upper arm further
*Dr. William Samson aims to minimize all the risks related to our procedures, as every single one of our patients is a top priority for success and safety. 

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Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!

– Lisa

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I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.

– Moniefia

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Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.

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