About Arm Lift Surgery
One of the most challenging aspects about losing weight or getting older is the development of loose skin. At Yonick Plastic Surgery, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as a treatment for anyone who cannot seem to tone and tighten this section of the arm with exercise and diet. Loose skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, especially for women and men who are advancing in age or have lost weight. Dr. David Yonick, a Midland, MI Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, is very skilled in skin tightening and fat removal methods, and he provides private consultations for surgical arm lifts. If you would like to learn more about how an upper arm lift can enhance the physique of your arms, please schedule a consultation at Yonick Plastic Surgery today.
An arm lift is an aesthetic surgery that features innovative techniques to contour the arm and remove extra skin to tone the loose appearance. If you avoid sleeveless clothes because of your flabby arms and want them to look taut and trim again, you are an ideal candidate for arm lift surgery. You should be in good overall health so that the skin will heal well. Some of the most common issues for patients are excess, loose skin on the upper arms and decreased tightness of the skin. It is imperative that you be at or near your goal weight prior to your procedure.
"Karen Yonick and staff provide amazing care! Each member of the team is friendly and inviting. I felt at ease as soon as I arrived. The Yonick team is very professional and I look forward to future appointments as a patient of the Yonick team!"- T / Office Visit / Dec 07, 2018
"Prior to choosing a facility, I researched multiple offices in Midland and Bay City. Yonick Plastic Surgery was the only facility that had a board certified plastic surgeon who owned and operated the business, all while performing many of the procedures himself. Initially I met with Dr. Yonick and his certified nurse practitioner and they both put my mind at ease. I was unsure of where to begin with my journey towards youthful skin, and they were able to provide me with multiple options, but ultimately helped me decide on the best plan based on my budget and expectations. While Dr. Yonick was extremely knowledgeable, Karen Yonick, APRN was the star of the show. Karen was flexible with my schedule, highly intelligent, and very personable. She performed all of the procedures herself and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Karen was very meticulous and took her time with me. I never felt rushed or felt like i was a burden. After my procedures Karen provided me with an inexpensive skin care regimen that takes less than than three minutes to complete. I would only trust my skin with knowledgeable, educated, experts and I found all of that and more at Yonick Plastic Surgery."- S.F. / Google / Nov 11, 2018
"For the middle aged woman that wants to reverse time, doesn’t want to look “fake,” and expects professionalism, finding Yonick Plastic Surgery was like finding a diamond in a sea of rocks. Dr. Yonick and his wife, Karen treated me with professionalism and guidance while always considering cost and long term skin goals. We all want to turn back time without losing the uniqueness of our face. Their lasers and skin care treatment line are helping me achieve that look of mature youth. Often, you will have to travel to a large city to find individuals with their education, credentials, and skills. We are so lucky to have Dr. Yonick and Karen in central Michigan. They are the dynamic duo. My skin looks and feels better than it has in years."- T.J. / Google / Nov 11, 2018
"I like dr Yonik’s office, I like the people, how they treat you, everything is done with a lot of professionalism. They listen, they care. They take you serious and make you feel comfortable."- ML / Office Visit / Nov 15, 2018
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Yonick. He is great. The whole staff is very impressive. Great people to work with. Dr. Yonick genuinely cares about his patients and his performance in surgery. They helped me be me. They are all wonderful."- B / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2018
Typically, your upper arm lift surgery will take place in an outpatient setting, unless several plastic surgeries are scheduled to be performed at the same time. An arm lift can be added to other procedures (usually performed in an inpatient setting for monitoring), like a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or thigh lift — if Dr. Yonick decides it is safe. Arm lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete. The excess skin will be surgically excised from the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be made to be as concealed as possible, but it will leave a visible scar. If liposuction is required to remove stubborn fat, this will be performed as well. Once the skin is tightened, it will be sutured in place. You will need to keep the incisions sanitized, covered, and in compression garments.
What to Expect
Your recovery period will last around 2 weeks with lots of arm elevation, rest, and permitting yourself time to heal. You use your arms for everything, so many of Dr. David Yonick's brachioplasty patients are encouraged to ease their way back into their usual routines. An appointment to remove sutures will be made around 10 days after surgery. Compression garments should be worn until you are released by Dr. Yonick. For at least 4 – 5 weeks, all strenuous activity must be avoided, with the exception of short walks. If you develop excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, hematoma (fluid buildup), infection, loss of feeling in the arms or hands, or heavy scarring, please call Yonick Plastic Surgery for help.
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Get Back Your Shape
Whatever you call your "bat wings" or droopy skin on your arms, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Yonick considers it an opportunity to change your confidence with plastic surgery. If you are at or near a healthy weight and still cannot eliminate the flab and skin that hangs from your upper arms, please call and schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Yonick at Yonick Plastic Surgery. Feel younger and fitter with arm lift surgery.