Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Arm Lifts to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can fix droopy, sagging arms due to excess skin and aging. Using a variety of different techniques, an arm lift can remove flabby skin and create the well-defined, toned arms you've always wanted.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard A. Pecunia helps patients at his Mississippi office get rid of embarrassing arm flab, allowing them to stop hiding under long sleeves and embrace their new bodies. Throughout his career, he has performed countless arm lifts on residents of Hattiesburg, Forrest County and Lamar County. For more information about how you can benefit from brachioplasty, call Dr. Pecunia's office today to set up a consultation.
How are Arm Lifts Performed?
Sometimes, an arm lift can be achieved through a simple liposuction procedure if there is just a small amount of fat. However, for those with larger areas of underarm fat, or patients with poor skin quality, a full upper arm lift may be needed.
The more invasive brachioplasty involves small incisions on the inside or back of your arm. After the incision, Dr. Pecunia may use liposuction to remove excess fat before trimming, tightening and suturing excessive skin in place.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
If you are suffering from sagging upper arm skin, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift with Dr. Pecunia in Hattiesburg. In Mississippi, arm lifts are popular among people who have lost a significant amount of weight, as this leaves an abundance of excess skin to hang under their arms.
You do not need to be overweight to qualify for an arm lift, however. Many thin people also suffer with flabby upper arm skin due to genetics and aging. If you have tried everything from weightlifting to Pilates to rid your arms of excess skin to no avail, brachioplasty may be the answer.
What Kind of Post-Operative Arm Lift Care Can I Expect?
Following your arm lift with us in Hattiesburg, you can expect some swelling, bruising and mild discomfort, which can be alleviated with pain medication. Dr. Pecunia may suggest elevating your arm with pillows to reduce swelling, which should disappear completely within two weeks.
Most of your stitches will dissolve, and Dr. Pecunia will remove the remaining ones within a week. You won't be able to shower until one week after the procedure, and you can expect to be back to work within two or three weeks.
As with most body procedures, you'll be advised to avoid any heavy lifting for several weeks. Also, refrain from any strenuous exercise for at least one month.
What are the Typical Results of Arm Lifts?
Arm lift patients are typically very pleased with their trim, toned arms. They're now able to wear everything from tank tops to strapless dresses without hesitation or embarrassment. Dr. Pecunia offers a gallery of Hattiesburg arm lift before and after pictures to give you an idea of the results you can expect.
What are Hattiesburg Arm Lift Costs?
Hattiesburg arm lift prices will vary depending on the needs of the patient. We recommend coming in for a personal consultation with Dr. Pecunia, who can answer any questions you may have about the procedure, including pricing.
We are proud to offer brachioplasty in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas. Call today and discover why Dr. Pecunia is second to none when it comes to arm lifts in Mississippi.
Dr. Richard Pecunia