Go Sleeveless With Confidence

Are you tired of hiding your arms due to excess skin or sagging tissue? Our arm lift procedure at Higdon Plastic Surgery offers a solution to sculpt and contour your arms, restoring confidence and allowing you to embrace sleeveless attire with assurance. We understand the emotional toll that sagging arms can take, impacting self-esteem and limiting wardrobe choices. With over 14 years of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery and a commitment to personalized patient care, Dr. Kye Higdon specializes in delivering exceptional results, allowing you to achieve beautifully toned arms and renewed confidence.

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What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, clinically known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and fat in the upper arms, commonly referred to as "bat wings." This procedure aims to tighten and contour the arms, resulting in a smoother, more toned appearance. During the surgery, excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened and repositioned to achieve a more youthful and defined contour. Arm lift surgery can significantly improve the appearance of the arms, restoring confidence and allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and confident in sleeveless clothing.

The Benefits of an Arm Lift

An arm lift in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area with Dr. Kye Higdon offers several transformative benefits, including the following:

Improved Arm Contour

By removing excess skin and fat, an arm lift enhances the overall contour and appearance of the arms, creating a slimmer and more toned look.

Enhanced Arm Mobility

Reducing excess skin and fat can improve arm mobility and functionality, making everyday activities more comfortable and enjoyable.

Expanded Clothing Options

With slimmer and more proportionate arms, individuals have a wider range of clothing options, including sleeveless tops and dresses, leading to greater wardrobe versatility.

Increased Confidence

Achieving smoother and firmer arms can boost self-esteem and confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and confident in sleeveless clothing.

Is an Arm Lift Right for Me?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is ideal for individuals with loose or sagging skin on their upper arms, often resulting from weight loss, aging, or genetics. Candidates for this procedure may experience discomfort or self-consciousness due to the appearance of "bat wings" or excess skin, which can affect their confidence and ability to wear certain clothing styles.

If you're considering an arm lift in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area, the first step is scheduling a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Higdon will assess your medical history and anatomy while discussing your aesthetic goals to determine if an arm lift is the right solution for you, ensuring personalized care and optimal results.

What to Expect The Arm Lift Procedure

During an arm lift procedure or brachioplasty, we typically place patients under general anesthesia to ensure comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Higdon begins by strategically placing incisions on the inner arm, usually along the underside or back, to minimize visible scarring. Excess skin and fat are removed through these incisions, and underlying tissues may be tightened to create a firmer, smoother arm contour. The length and pattern of incisions vary depending on the amount of excess skin to be addressed and the patient's anatomy. Once the desired reshaping is achieved, the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures for optimal healing. The duration of the procedure depends on the extent of correction needed but typically ranges from one to three hours. Arm lift surgery is grounded in the basic principles of plastic surgery, in which an expert like Dr. Higdon can reshape and contour the arms to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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Arm Lift Recovery

Following an arm lift, you can expect some initial swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and wearing compression garments. It's common to experience temporary numbness or tingling in the arms due to nerve irritation, but the sensation commonly returns over several weeks. Dr. Higdon advises patients to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least four to six weeks to allow the arms to heal properly. Light walking and gentle arm movements are encouraged to promote circulation and prevent blood clots.

Most patients can return to work and resume non-strenuous activities within one to two weeks, although full recovery may take several months. Dr. Higdon schedules follow-up appointments to monitor progress, remove sutures, and address concerns or questions that may arise during the recovery process. As swelling subsides and the arms continue to heal, patients will gradually notice improvements in arm contour and appearance, leading to increased confidence and satisfaction with their results. Contact our Higdon Plastic Surgery team with any questions during your healing journey.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

With a legacy of over 14 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Higdon and his team at Higdon Plastic Surgery in the Nashville metro area stand out for their unparalleled expertise in arm lift procedures. With a commitment to personalized patient care, advanced training, and research contributions, Dr. Higdon ensures that everyone receives top-tier care and achieves optimal results. If you're struggling with insecurities related to sagging or excess skin on your arms, an arm lift by Dr. Kye Higdon can provide the transformative solution you've sought. If an arm lift could be your path toward a rejuvenated sense of confidence, schedule your consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery today.

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