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Arm Lift

Loose skin on the arms, known as “bat wings,” is a common sign of aging. The hanging skin is caused by lost elasticity in the skin.

Double board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Steven J. Rottman offers arm lift surgeries to the men and women of Baltimore, MD, and surrounding communities to restore the tone of the upper arms.


What Is Arm Lift Surgery?

Arm lifts produce smoother skin, more normal contours, and a more toned and proportional look to the upper arms. You might consider an arm lift procedure if fluctuations in weight, aging, or heredity have caused your upper arms to sag or hang and if exercise to tone the muscle hasn’t improved their appearance.

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, removes loose, inelastic skin that can leave you with a batwing-like appearance. Arm lifts can also target weakened underlying tissues and fat deposits to help revitalize drooping upper arms.

Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift surgery is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arm area. The result is a more toned appearance to the area. Men and women who have the procedure find that they are more comfortable wearing short-sleeved and sleeveless clothing.

How Is Arm Lift Surgery Performed?

During an arm lift, Dr. Rottman makes an incision that may extend from the underarm to the elbow or can be more limited in length depending on the individual circumstances.

Liposuction may be used to remove fat, and the underlying supportive tissues are tightened and reshaped to improve tone. The overlying skin is then smoothed over the new contour of your arm and any excess skin is removed.

Preparing for Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift surgery is performed using general anesthesia due to the extent of the surgery. Candidates for arm lift surgery must be in good health due to the use of general anesthesia. Dr. Rottman will order blood work to ensure surgery is a safe option for you.

After surgery, you will need someone at home to help you. These arrangements should be completed prior to your surgery.

Recovery from Arm Lift Surgery

You will be able to see your new, smoother, tighter upper arms almost immediately after the brachioplasty procedure. Dressings and bandages may be applied to your incision and your arms may be wrapped to reduce swelling.

As the swelling and bruising subside, you will be better able to enjoy your greatly improved arm contour. The scarring is permanent; however, it will fade with time.

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How Much Does Arm Lift Surgery Cost?

The cost of arm lift surgery is different for each patient based on individual anatomy and the degree of correction needed. After your consultation, we provide you with a cost of your surgery. If you are interested in financing your arm lift surgery, please visit our financing page to learn about CareCredit®.

Is Arm Lift Surgery Right for Me?

Arm lift surgery is recommended for patients with

  • Fatty deposits on the upper or lower arms or
  • Sagging, loose skin on the arms.

Additionally, the surgery is normally recommended only in cases where diet and exercise have not been effective in toning the appearance of the arms.

Why Choose Dr. Steven J. Rottman for Arm Lift Surgery?

Dr. Rottman approaches plastic surgery as a way to give his patients a more youthful yet natural appearance. He enjoys seeing his patients feel more confident and comfortable after their arm lift surgeries.

What to Expect During Your Arm Lift Consultation

A personal consultation with Dr. Rottman is the first step to feeling better about your appearance. The consultation includes an examination and discussion about your arm lift surgery. You have the chance to be open and honest with Dr. Rottman about your cosmetic goals, and he explains how the surgery will help.

Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas.

Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures.

Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.

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Practice policy regarding COVID-19:

As our community copes with fast-moving spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus we hope you and yours are in good health during these stressful times.

Public officials have asked businesses to close down for a limited tune while a local quarantine begins. To do our part in ensuring health and safety of everyone on our staff and all of our patients and their families, Rottman Plastic Surgery will be closing temporarily starting Friday, March 20, 2020.

We will be closed next week for all in-person consultations and appointments and will reassess each week thereafter. However, we will remain open for daily virtual consultations and all postoperative follow-up care that is needed.

If you were originally scheduled for a consultation and would like to do a virtual one with Dr. Rottman, please call 410-297-0831 to schedule the virtual consultation.

Our office will be contacting all patients who were currently scheduled to reschedule.

We are monitoring this situation on a daily basis. When we are given the green-light to renew business operations we will update you. We thank you for your patience during this interruption and hope to see when we re-open, happy and healthy.

Please contact us at 410-297-0831 if you have any questions and we will respond back as quickly as we can. Thank you again, and stay well.

Steven J Rottman, MD.

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