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Arm Lift Pittsburgh

Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, can contour and smooth loose skin around the upper arm. Depending on the desired effect, the arm lift plastic surgery procedure can incorporate a well-concealed underarm scar for moderate contouring, or, for more dramatic results, a longer incision can be made from the elbow to the underarm. This reduces the visibility of saggy skin both horizontally and vertically.

About Arm Lift

Arm Lift Candidates

People who are physically fit with no cigarette-smoking habits are ideal candidates for arm lift surgery. Brachioplasty surgery is not indicated for people who have medical conditions that make recovery difficult. The best candidates have substantial arm-skin laxity. It is critical that you have a positive attitude and realistic expectations before getting an arm lift.

The Arm Lift Consultation

During your arm lift consultation, you will discuss your surgical goals, concerns, and expectations with Dr. Pautler. It is important to talk about previous surgeries, your current medications, and any drug allergies.

Dr. Pautler will perform a health examination and discuss your treatment options, potential complications, and potential surgical outcomes with you. During the appointment, you will also be briefed about the steps involved in the procedure.

The Arm Lift Procedure

During the arm lift, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation will be administered. Dr. Pautler will make precise incisions in the bottom or inner side of the arm. The amount of skin to be removed will influence the length of these incisions.

Through the incisions, the underlying tissues can be accessed and tightened. Liposuction will be used to remove excess fat, and scalpel excision will be used to remove excess skin. The remaining skin will be redraped over the new contours of the arm, Following surgery, all incisions will be closed with stitches.

Arm Lift Recovery

Everyone’s healing time after an arm lift is different. Recovery depends on your overall health. The recuperation time for an arm lift is usually one to two weeks. It is critical to follow Dr. Pautler’s post-operative instructions for a faster recovery. Get lots of rest and avoid strenuous activities such as bearing weight or lifting above your head after an arm lift procedure.

The majority of patients report moderate pain in the days following their arm lift procedure, which can be controlled with prescription or over-the-counter medications as directed. It’s natural to feel weak in your arms and hands at first. Expect your arms to be bandaged and wrapped following surgery, which will limit your range of motion and the movements you can perform.

Arm Lift Cost

The overall price of an arm lift surgery may be impacted by anesthesia expenses, facility costs, prescription drugs, post-surgical garments, medical testing, and the surgeon’s fee.

Schedule Your Consultation

For more information on the plastic surgery services offered at our plastic surgery office located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including brachioplasty or any other body contouring procedure, contact our plastic surgery practice today.

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"Dr. Pautler is an amazing person. I wanted to have a breast augmentation but was nervous. She took the time to fully explain everything to me. I never felt as if a question was stupid or not worth her time. I quickly realized that I had found the right doctor. My surgery went very well, thanks to the expert hands of Dr. Pautler. The first few days of my recovery were as expected. Then I noticed that my incisions were becoming increasingly itchy. On a Saturday morning, I called the number Dr. Pautler had given me. A little while later, she met me in her office. I was having a rare allergic reaction to the adhesive. She was able to treat me and told me to come into the office on Monday. I was very grateful for this weekend visit with her. Much to my surprise, I got a phone call the next day, from Dr. Pautler. It was a Sunday! She was calling to see how I was feeling. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. I wish more doctors were as caring and as compassionate as her.”

"I recently went to Dr. Pautler to have my first breast augmentation back in May 2017. Dr. Pautler is such an amazing women and surgeon. From the moment I walked into her office for my consultation to my last follow up appointment, every one in her office was so welcoming, professional, and made my experience so much better. She took a lot of time with me during our initial consultation to discuss all of my options. She was so honest with me from the get go and I instantly felt comfortable putting my personal appearance into her hands. I never once felt that she tried to pressure me into doing anything that I was not comfortable with. Her bedside manner is absolutely amazing...and I am a nurse who works on a post surgical unit and frequently see how surgeons do not always have the best bedside manner. The staff in her office are so friendly and remember you when you come in for all of your appointments...and that meant a lot to me that I was not just another patient. During my pre-op and post op stages at the hospital, all of the staff had great things to say about her. They often refer to her as "amazing", which made me feel so good! I am now completely healed from the surgery, and I could not be happier with my results. She made me feel so much better about my physical appearance and I have so much more confidence now thanks to her!”

"Worth the long drive. The local surgeons close to me have 2 hour long office waits, incompetent staff, change pricing and hospital locations at zero hour, and don't explain everything well. Dr. Pautler came recommended to me and I'm glad she was.”

"Wonderful doctor who is so caring! Having her perform my mommy makeover was the best decision of my life!! My body looks amazing thanks to her!”

"A lifetime of being thin and in shape and still... fat arms. At age 44 I was approaching 1,000 barre classes (yay!) and I told myself, if I still hate my arms after 1,000 barre classes, I will get the arm lipo. I had received quotes for the procedure twice before but chickened out - also my husband and even plastic surgeon has said 'you're thin and in great shape. You don't need it'”

"I was on the fence with going through a Breast Augmentation for a few years. There were obvious reasons on why I wanted one, but I knew that going through with this surgery would need to be done at the best time with the best doctor. After visiting a few doctors that I was uncomfortable with, someone I knew personally suggested trying her doctor, Dr. Pautler. I immediately called the office...”

"I recently went to Dr. Pautler to have my first breast augmentation back in May 2017. Dr. Pautler is such an amazing women and surgeon. From the moment I walked into her office for my consultation to my last follow up appointment, every one in her office was so welcoming, professional, and made my experience so much better. She took a lot of time with me during our initial consultation to...”

How Much Does Arm Lift Pittsburgh?

The cost of this procedure varies because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact Us for additional information.


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