What is an Arm Lift?

If you desire a more toned and attractive upper arm appearance, Dr. Pruitt can help. As the body ages, the arms may succumb to changes such as sagging and drooping that minimize clothing options and lower self-confidence. With diminished skin elasticity, the upper arm profile appears deflated. Dr. Pruitt’s upper arm lift procedure addresses these issues effectively, restoring a youthful, taut silhouette.

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Why Choose Dr. Pruitt for Arm Lift Surgery?

Dr. Pruitt is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and underwent in-depth training with among the world’s most noted surgical authorities, including Dr. Tom Baker and Dr. Jim Stuzin. For over 20 years, Dr. Pruitt has delivered an outstanding patient experience coupled with superior aesthetic results, drawing high-profile clients from all over the globe. His patients include well-known celebrities, TV personalities, athletes, CEOs, politicians, and more.

D Magazine named Dr. Pruitt one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas, and Texas Monthly called him a “Texas Super Doctor”. In addition, Dr. Pruitt was repeatedly voted by his peers as among America’s Best Doctors in an annual national survey. His work has been featured in D Magazine, D Beauty, New Beauty, and Texas Monthly. He has been an author for the Plastic Surgery Forum and has contributed to many other elite publications worldwide.  

When to Consider an Arm Lift

Patients struggling with redundant skin folds on the upper arms who wish to wear sleeveless dresses, tank tops, and swimwear with comfort and confidence may consider arm lift surgery, provided that they are in good health, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for their results. 

Your consultation with Dr. Pruitt gives him the chance to learn about your unique lifestyle and individual goals, and it gives you the chance to ask Dr. Pruitt any questions you may have about the treatment process.

Once Dr. Pruitt understands your specific aesthetic aspirations, he will walk you through your chosen procedure, collaborating with you on the creation of a personalized treatment plan. You are likely a good candidate for an upper arm lift if you wish to address the following:

  • Sagging and drooping skin
  • A deflated look in the upper arms
  • “Bat wings”
  • Loss of muscle tone
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Your Arm Lift Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr. Pruitt will discuss potential surgical techniques and explain each step of the procedure in depth, creating an individualized treatment plan.

An arm lift takes about one to two hours to complete and will be performed under IV sedation and local anesthesia whenever possible to minimize risks and expedite recovery. During the surgery, Dr. Pruitt will trim away excess skin, remove unwanted fat, and reposition your muscles to leave the arms looking more toned, supple, and youthful. After the procedure, you will be transferred to the recovery area and monitored before you are cleared for discharge.

Recovery and Results

For about two to three weeks, you may experience mild swelling and discomfort. Rest assured, Dr. Pruitt will provide you with the appropriate pain medications to maintain your comfort and relaxation throughout the recuperation process. You should be able to resume your normal daily routine after three to four weeks, though any strenuous activities will need to be avoided for several months. 

Dr. Pruitt will provide a timeline that details your recovery period and will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that you are healing properly. When you are ready to learn more about what Dr. Pruitt and his team can do for you, simply reach out and set up your initial consultation.

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