Arm Lift

In San Jose, CA

Arm Lift Introduction

“Bat wings” or flabby arms are terms used to refer to excess fat and skin in the upper arm area, usually sagging and moving separately, jiggling during upper arm usage. This is aggravated by age, genetics, or sudden weight gain and is usually not something that can be reversed by exercise. Dual-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eric Li, offers a procedure aimed at reversing this – the arm lift at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA. In a quick, outpatient procedure, you can say hello to toned and firm upper arms. Keep reading if you are interested in receiving an arm lift in San Jose and the greater Bay Area.

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What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that targets the removal of excess skin and fat in the upper arm area. During an arm lift, the incisions are usually under or on the back of your arms to hide scarring. Dr. Li accesses excess pockets of fat through the incisions, while also tightening sagging skin and supportive tissue. An arm lift can make your arms appear more sculpted in a way that exercise and diet alone can’t.

Who Are The Best Candidates For an Arm Lift Surgery?

The best candidates for an arm lift are individuals who have some of the following characteristics:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Have excess upper arm skin and fat
  • Have flabby arms
  • Have a good diet and exercise routine
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients
  • Realistic expectations

What are the benefits of an Arm Lift?

Our patients who received an arm lift in San Jose and the Bay Area reported a wide variety of benefits, some of which are listed below:

  • Better clothing fit
  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Elimination of excess skin and fat
  • Improved body proportions
  • Increased tone and tightness
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Arm Lift First Step

What’s the first step?

The first step in pursuing your arm lift in San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area is to schedule a consultation with dual board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Li at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos. Dr. Li will carefully examine your arms, taking into consideration factors such as skin quality, amount of excess fat, and muscle tone, and try to align them with your aesthetic goals and expectations. He will also discuss your medical history, including any past surgeries or treatments you have undergone in addition to any long-term medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension that can interfere with anesthesia and the burden of surgery.

This consultation is a valuable opportunity for you to ask questions or express any concerns. Dr. Li will explain the surgical techniques involved, the potential risks and complications, and the expected outcomes.

Should he deem you to be a suitable candidate, he will make a surgery plan for you, then our patient coordinator can assist in scheduling and pricing for you. You might also receive pre-operative instructions which you should take seriously for the the most comfortable procedure experience and fastest recovery.

What to expect on the day of your Arm Lift surgery

On the day of your arm lift surgery, you will arrive at the surgical facility where you will be greeted by Dr. Eric Li and his friendly team. They will go over your surgical plan once more to make sure there aren’t any changes. Once you are ready, an Anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

Dr. Li will carefully make incisions along the inner or back surfaces of your upper arms to minimize scarring. The underlying tissues will be reshaped and tightened to create a more toned contoured, youthful appearance. After he is satisfied with the outcome, he will close the incisions with sutures, and wrap your arms in compression bandages.

The length of the procedure can vary, but on average, an arm lift surgery takes only a few hours.

Arm Lift Recovery

Post-surgery, you will be closely monitored in a recovery area and provided with detailed post-operative instructions for a smooth recovery. We advise you to have a family member or friend drive you home to be safe.

During the recovery period after an arm lift procedure, it is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. You can take prescription pain medication should you need to. For fast recovery, it is important to follow the instructions provided by Dr. Li, including attending your follow-up appointments, wearing your compression bandages, and avoiding strenuous activities.

Arm Lift Cost

How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost in San Jose, CA?

The cost of an arm lift in Los Gatos, San Jose, and the greater Bay Area can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon’s fees, the facility’s fees, and the anesthesiologist’s fees. For an accurate price, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Li to discuss your specific goals and receive personalized quotes from our Patient Coordinator for the procedure.


Why choose Dr. Li?

For your arm lift in San Jose and the Bay Area, double Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Li of CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos should be one of your top choices. Having worked alongside some of the leading experts in plastic and cosmetic surgery in Canada, the United States, and Australia, Dr. Li has developed advanced skills and expertise in face, body, and breast surgery. He created CA Aesthetics from the ground up with the encompassing goal of providing patients with a safe, comfortable, and private space for premiere surgery care in San Jose, Los Gatos, and the greater Bay Area.

He is certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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If you’d like to address flabby arms, an arm lift from Dr. Eric Li at CA Aesthetics might be what you are looking for. To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance!

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