What Is An Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a surgical procedure that can result in a more toned and proportionate appearance of the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and upper arms. This procedure removes excess sagging fat and skin and then shapes underlying tissue. This plastic surgery procedure is also treatment for cellulite or dimpled, irregular skin surface and is often used for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.

Additional Info

The average cost of lower body lift surgery is $8,144, according to 2013 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The cost of body lift surgery can vary widely. The average fee referenced above does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other releated expenses.

A surgeon’s cost will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure(s) used, and the geographic office location.

Most health insurance does not cover body lift surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Body lift surgery cost may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Surgeon’s fee
In general, body lift candidates include:

  • Individuals with significant soft tissue looseness in one or multiple body areas
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body lift surgery can accomplish
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness

During your body lift surgery recovery, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions after the procedure is complete. Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, how to care for your drains, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Be sure to ask your body lift surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period:

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  • When will they be removed?
  • How should I bathe after surgery?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When will the drains be removed?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

Body lift surgery recovery at home

If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.

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This is a 33 year-old woman who wanted a straighter, smaller, and more feminine nose. She underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure to straighten and refine the tip, and this is the result at 6 weeks after surgery. You can see how much softer and younger her entire face looks from just a subtle change to her nose. Before and After Rhnoplasty by ASOM Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily Chase | 555.555.5555 | MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE. CALL 555.555.5555 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
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This is a 33 year-old woman who wanted a straighter, smaller, and more feminine nose. She underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure to straighten and refine the tip, and this is the result at 6 weeks after surgery. You can see how much softer and younger her entire face looks from just a subtle change to her nose. Before and After Rhnoplasty by ASOM Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily Chase | 555.555.5555 | MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE. CALL 555.555.5555 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
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This is a 33 year-old woman who wanted a straighter, smaller, and more feminine nose. She underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure to straighten and refine the tip, and this is the result at 6 weeks after surgery. You can see how much softer and younger her entire face looks from just a subtle change to her nose. Before and After Rhnoplasty by ASOM Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily Chase | 555.555.5555 | MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE. CALL 555.555.5555 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
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This is a 33 year-old woman who wanted a straighter, smaller, and more feminine nose. She underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure to straighten and refine the tip, and this is the result at 6 weeks after surgery. You can see how much softer and younger her entire face looks from just a subtle change to her nose. Before and After Rhnoplasty by ASOM Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily Chase | 555.555.5555 | MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE. CALL 555.555.5555 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
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This is a 33 year-old woman who wanted a straighter, smaller, and more feminine nose. She underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure to straighten and refine the tip, and this is the result at 6 weeks after surgery. You can see how much softer and younger her entire face looks from just a subtle change to her nose. Before and After Rhnoplasty by ASOM Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily Chase | 555.555.5555 | MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE. CALL 555.555.5555 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
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This is a 33 year-old woman who wanted a straighter, smaller, and more feminine nose. She underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure to straighten and refine the tip, and this is the result at 6 weeks after surgery. You can see how much softer and younger her entire face looks from just a subtle change to her nose. Before and After Rhnoplasty by ASOM Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily Chase | 555.555.5555 | MORE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE. CALL 555.555.5555 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!

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In preparing for body lift surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get a lab test or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
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