Many patients are interested in getting an arm lift at Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City to get rid of excess skin that accumulates in the arm. An arm lift can restore the appearance of the arms and give them a tighter and more toned appearance with sleeker contours.

What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a surgical body contouring procedure designed to remove excess and loose upper-arm skin. Normal aging or losing substantial weight can cause excess skin to build up in the upper arm and armpit. This flap of loose skin is often referred to as the “batwing” look. This excess skin often rubs together chafes.

An arm lift or brachioplasty removes excess skin between the armpit and elbow, reducing chafing and allowing clothing to fit better. The procedure is safe, highly effective and the incisions for the procedure are carefully and precisely made for the best possible cosmetic results.

The Expertise of Dr. David Shafer

Dr. David Shafer is an extensively trained and experienced double-board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Shafer’s expertise is what makes him among the best to perform an arm lift that New York City residents can depend on. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shafer in his Manhattan office.

Key Facts

Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Length of stay: Same day or overnight in hospital
Length of procedure: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Anticipate: Swelling for up to 6 weeks
Discomfort: Moderate with prescription pain medications
Final result: 2 to 4 months
Duration of results: Typically 5 to 7 years, with normal aging

What to expect

Dr. Shafer will make an incision between the armpit and elbow in a location that will best hide the scar. The excess skin is removed and drain tubes may be inserted. In some cases, wide or raised scars may occur.

Arm Lift Recovery

Once the procedure is complete the arm will be dressed and bandaged. Bruising, swelling, and some discomfort is to be expected following arm lift surgery. A compression garment will need to be worn to help manage the swelling. Dr. Shafer will provide you with a comprehensive list of post-operative instructions to help make the process as smooth as possible.

A majority of the pain and discomfort should dissipate after a week. Most patients are able to resume normal activities and return to work after around 10 days, unless your job involves physically strenuous activity. A majority of bruising and swelling should subside after around four to six weeks.

How Much Does Arm Lift Surgery Cost in NYC?

As an experienced arm lift New York City surgeon, Dr. Shafer will meet with you in his Manhattan office to discuss all options and pricing. Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue does offer financing options using CareCredit.

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If you have loose and saggy upper arm skin that makes you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your arms, contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City. Dr. Shafer is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who can use his abilities to restore the toned and sleek appearance of your arms.

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