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Arm Lift

What Is an Arm Lift?

Also Known As a Brachioplasty

An upper arm lift, or brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that often creates a “bat wing” appearance under the arm. Removing the excess skin caused by weight loss or natural aging can tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow; liposuction is sometimes used in combination to achieve the best results.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Arm Lifts Start at $6,350

WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?

You Can Expect to Have 14 Days of Downtime

WILL I HAVE RESTRICTIONS?

Yes. 6 Weeks of Lifting Restrictions is Expected

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?

Non-smokers, Female or Male, 18 - 75 years old and Generally in Good Health

When To Consider and Arm Lift

If any of the following describe you, a facelift is an option to consider: • If your weight is normal, but you feel your shape is marred by underarm laxity • If you have lost a massive amount of weight and are left with excess upper-arm skin and fat that may resemble bat wings • You have redundant underarm skin that remains a problem and does not improve with exercise • If you are willing to accept a scar in exchange for shapelier arms

Recovery & Downtime

You can expect swelling, bruising, tightness and some pain after your procedure. You will have compression garments that will need to be worn for a minimum of 6-8 weeks. We strongly encourage 14 days of downtime to recover. You will have lifting restrictions for 6 weeks.

Had a great experience. Dr. Maningas and his staff are very kind. All of my questions were clearly answered and I felt completely comfortable.

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I cannot not say enough wonderful things about Dr. Maningas and his practice. Everyone is so pleasant. I could not be more happy with the care I received!

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Dr. Maningas is a fine person, skilled surgeon, and enjoys helping his patients. He will be a true asset to the community and I look forward to his return to Joplin.

Frank Shagets, MD
WHEN CAN I GO SWIMMING?

You will need to wait to swim or take bath for at least 6 weeks after surgery. We don’t incisions submerged in water until they are completely healed to minimize the risk of unnecessary infections.

WHEN CAN I DRIVE?

Do not drive for at least 5-7 days following your surgery or within 24 hours of taking prescription pain medication.

WHEN CAN I SHOWER?

Beginning 48 hours after surgery, you may shower and clean wounds and drain ports with a mild, moisturizing soap. Gently wash directly over the steri‐strips. Refrain from harsh or vigorous scrubbing. It may be wise to have someone close by during the first few showers, or a shower chair, after your surgery in case you feel faint.

Request a Consultation

Submit a consultation request and one of our patient care coordinators will get back to you soon

about making an appointment that fits best with your schedule and surgical timeline.

By submitting this form, you will not be scheduled for an appointment, simply to let us

know of your interest and to gather more information so we can efficiently assist you.