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For Trim, Youthful Arms

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Arm Lift

After achieving a weight loss goal, or sometimes through the course of aging, patients are left with loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat in the upper arm area. Most affected patients would avoid wearing sleeveless shirts and may have trouble wearing shirts with fitted sleeves. They may also avoid recreational activities that would involve movement where the appearance of their arms would be visible.

Goal of an Arm Lift

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves removing loose or sagging skin, and commonly also liposuction to remove any excess fat deposits. Afterwards, the patient will have a more youthful appearance and will be able to resume normal activity without any movement or clothing restrictions.

Surgical Technique

In many cosmetic surgery procedures, the surgeon can work from a hidden entry point and completely conceal the scar. Because the goal with an arm lift is to remove excess skin in an area that is completely exposed, scarring is unavoidable. For most patients this is an acceptable consequence for getting rid of the excess skin.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Women and men at or near ideal body weight
  • Women and men who have achieved significant weight loss
  • Age 18 to 75
  • Non-smoker
  • Generally in good health
  • Desires aesthetic enhancement to remove loose skin in upper arms

How Much Does it Cost?

The estimated cost of an arm lift at Southern Surgical Arts begins at $6,500. Your actual cost will depend on the details of your procedure, determined by your physical condition. This price includes the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs, facility fees, supplies, and all routine follow-up visits.

Recent Before & After Photos

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Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, and Dr. Kluska are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Combined, our four doctors have more than 22 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

We consult with patients before and after surgery in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.

With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort, and expertise you deserve.

We invite you for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, or Dr. Kluska. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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