Kids do the darndest things, and sometimes those things can make you feel insecure about yourself. For example, you’re carrying your child in your arms or reading them a bedtime story, and out of nowhere, your son grabs the sagging skin under your arms, jiggles it, and goes “gobble, gobble, gobble.” This certainly doesn’t make you feel great about what the aging process or your past weight has done to your body. At Weiler Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons perform arm lift surgery to help people from Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Covington, Metairie, and New Orleans, LA, get rid of the excess arm skin that developed over time. They offer a variety of options, including liposuction, to improve upper arm contours and enhance your confidence.
There are many factors, including weight loss and increasing age, which can contribute to the loss of elasticity and sagging skin in the arm area. The goal is for you to feel beautiful and confident in your body. *
Technically called brachioplasty, arm lift surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the upper arms. At Weiler Plastic Surgery, we have a number of procedures available to help women and men attain the attractive, more youthful arms they desire.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost in Baton Rouge?
The cost for arm lift procedures ranges from $9,200 to $11,000 depending on the surgical technique and individual patient needs. You will be provided with a personalized price estimate during your one-on-one consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. We offer a variety of financing options for qualified patients from the surrounding area, New Orleans, and beyond.
Weiler Plastic Surgery Is a Top 20 Allergan Provider
Allergan is synonymous with excellence in aesthetics, and Weiler Plastic Surgery is honored to be recognized in 2022 as one of their Top 20 providers nationally out of more than 50,000 aesthetic practices.
We're proud to partner with Allergan, who provides us with BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, CoolSculpting® Elite, and Natrelle® breast implants. Weiler Plastic Surgery remains one of Louisiana's top aesthetic practices!
“Mini” Arm Lift
An arm lift can be beneficial for patients who have excess skin due to weight loss or the natural aging process. When an arm lift is performed with liposuction, your surgeon removes the fat along with any excess skin. This procedure changes the appearance of the arms, therefore enhancing comfort and restoring self-confidence.*
You can regain the natural shape of your arms that has been lost over time or with weight gain with the help of a brachioplasty. You don’t have to feel insecure about your arms or only wear long-sleeve shirts anymore when you consult with Dr. Weiler, Dr. Hogan, or Dr. Brownlee about cosmetic surgery for your arms.
This procedure is reserved for patients that suffer from a condition known as batwing deformity, where a tremendous amount of skin hangs from the middle aspects of the arm. Your surgeon places the incision on the inner portion of the arm, so the scar is not visible when the arms are resting next to the body. There are varying levels of arm lifts depending on the nature of your personal needs. For some, an arm lift is simple and involves a little bit of liposuction and a little bit of skin reduction. For others, it can be an extensive procedure that truly provides drastic and incredible results.*
Many patients desire the removal of excess fat and skin but prefer minimal scarring. Dr. Weiler, Dr. Hogan, and Dr. Brownlee perform the minimal-access brachioplasty for patients who are only looking to improve the region of the arm close to the axilla (armpit). This incision hides well in the armpit crease and with time becomes virtually invisible.* This type of arm lift is not indicated for massive weight loss patients.
Your Surgical Experience
Arm lifts are performed at Weiler Plastic Surgery under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Patients will need someone to drive them home after the surgery and have someone stay with them for a day or two after surgery. A garment or ace wrap is applied after surgery and should be worn for four to six weeks. All current medications you are currently taking will be reviewed at your preoperative appointment and we will inform you if anything you are taking will need to be stopped prior to surgery.
Are You a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
Skin laxity in arms due to weight loss or the natural aging process
Excess fat in arms
Discomfort due to excess fat or skin
Our Talented Team of Plastic Surgeons
Our plastic surgeons bring years of experience and dedication to personalized care to the men and women of Louisiana. Founder Dr. Jonathan Weiler is known for his advanced surgical expertise, extensive knowledge, and warm demeanor. Dr. M'liss Hogan's wealth of skill and experience complement her unique understanding of her patients' needs, and Dr. Pamela Brownlee specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Together, they share a vision of enriching and improving their patients' lives.
No matter if you’re a Baton Rouge local or driving in from New Orleans, our plastic surgeons and their office staff will make your plastic surgery experience as easy and comfortable as possible. You will be able to discuss your areas of concern and goals for your arm lift surgery. A physical exam will be performed to assess your arm area, skin, and excess fat deposits. You will be given a recommendation for the most effective procedure to meet, and exceed, your expressed goals as well as alternative treatments.* At Weiler Plastic Surgery, we like for you to take as much time as you need to have all of your questions answered. Your satisfaction, desires, and goals are our primary concern.
What to Expect After Surgery
We like to see our patients back at the office one to two days after surgery. At this time dressings are taken off and incisions are assessed. Concerns are addressed and instructions are reviewed for optimal recovery. At this visit you will be allowed to go home and shower with your compression garment on. You should expect some swelling and bruising initially, which will subside over the next couple of weeks. You will return to the office seven days post surgery and again at two weeks for follow-up visits.
Post-Op Activity Restrictions
Patient’s recovery after arm lift procedures are variable, but most patients are able to return to work within five to seven days and are back to normal activities within two weeks.* Strenuous activity and weight lifting is to be avoided for the first few weeks.
For one full year following your surgery, we invite you to enjoy special discounts and rewards through our Post-Op Perks program.
2021 and 2022 Winner Of Best Plastic Surgeon In Baton Rouge
225 Magazine’s 17th Annual “Best Of 225” Awards
For the second year in a row, you made Weiler Plastic Surgery your choice for Best Plastic Surgeon in 225 Magazine’s “Best of 225” awards. More than 14,000 Capital Region residents cast their votes, selecting us as the team they trust to enhance their natural beauty and ensure they feel at home each step of the way.