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Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) in San Diego

Say “bye bye” to bat wings.

Is it just us, or does it seem like we’re all paying a little more attention to our arms lately? With a number of leading ladies receiving media mentions of their firm, toned arms, it’s no wonder. And while eating right and working out can help us move in the right direction, this cannot get rid of the sagging tissue that’s left behind.

Upper Arm Lift
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Is an upper arm lift right for me?

While the guidance of a board certified plastic surgeon is invaluable in deciding if an arm lift is right for you, there are a few criteria that can help you determine if you might be a good candidate:

  • You have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with drooping skin on the upper arms
  • Your skin isn’t as tight as it used to be, and you feel uncomfortable with the way your arms look
  • You are a non-smoker in general good health and at a stable body weight
  • You have realistic expectations about your results

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From the beginning of my journey Dr. Breister always listened to ALL my concerns sincerely. She is a…*
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Result was amazing*
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How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost? 

Now, you can firm and tone your arms without straining your budget! Take advantage of our affordable arm lift payment plans by making a $2,500 down payment. Then, pay as little as $239 monthly over 60 months by qualifying with average credit. Have above-average credit? Able to make a bigger initial payment? Fabulous! You’ll save even more per month! 

The total cost of your arm lift will depend on your specific needs, but you can visit our pricing page for full details, including fee ranges. 

More good news. We’ve made applying for financing easier than ever! Handle it conveniently online, or we’ll guide you during your consultation. That’s all it takes to get the beautifully sculpted arms you’ve been yearning for. Let’s get started! 

Your upper arm lift at LJC

This procedure is usually done under general anesthesia. In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow into the armpit. Your surgeon will place the incision in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible.

Luckily, most patients find this well worth the boost in confidence and comfort they experience when they’re finally able to wear sleeveless dresses without worry.

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How long does arm lift recovery take?

You’ll be able to return home the same day of your procedure, but you’ll need a designated driver to get you there safely. For the first few days, we will ask you to wear a special compression garment; this will facilitate optimal healing, minimize swelling, and help protect your results.

While you will need to take it easy for a few days, we encourage our patients to get up and walk around soon after surgery. We can prescribe oral pain medication to help you manage any discomfort, though most of our patients are ready to switch to over-the-counter alternatives within just a few days. It’s normal to experience some bruising and swelling, but these side effects should subside within two weeks.

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Where will my scars be?

Our surgeons will do all that they can to make sure your resulting surgical scars are as inconspicuous as possible. However, an arm lift does require an incision that may run from the elbow to the armpit. With proper care and by following their surgeon’s post-op instructions, most patients are pleased to note that their scar fades nicely over time.

Please request your free consultation online or call La Jolla Cosmetic, San Diego, at (858) 452-1981for more information on our cosmetic surgery procedures, including upper arm lift surgery.

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