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An Upper Arm Lift or Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. This can sometimes be paired with removing excess tissue on the side of the chest, which can improve the appearance of the breasts or pecs. 

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Who is a good candidate for a Brachioplasty?

Some patients with fullness in the upper arm and no laxity or loose skin can be treated with Liposuction alone. Patients with excess skin in the upper inside portion of their arms are good candidates for Brachioplasty in addition to Liposuction, as Liposuction or non invasive skin tightening treatments alone cannot remove the excess skin.




What should a patient expect during and after a Brachioplasty?

Patients can expect some discomfort when raising their hands over their head and swelling for several weeks following Brachioplasty. You should be back to light activity in 2 weeks and full activity in 2-4 weeks. Most people are able to resume low strenuous jobs/desk jobs at 1-2 weeks.


What results can a patient expect from a Brachioplasty?


A Brachioplasty with replace the excess skin for a scar that is designed to hide between where the arm meets the side of the chest as best as possible. You will fit better in clothes and many patients are able to wear sleeveless shirts without their scars showing.

Brachioplasty Before and Afters

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To schedule an appointment, online consultation, or learn more about a Brachioplasty, please Contact Us or call us at (469) 899-8758.

How visible will the scars be after my procedure? Is the benefit worth the required scars?


​At Walker Plastic Surgery, we care about your scars almost as much as you do. As a Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Walker takes pride in optimizing every scar to its best potential. Each patient will naturally be prone to making a certain type of scar color, thickness, and width, but our promise at Walker Plastic Surgery is to do everything in our power to make the scars as hidden, as small, and as blended as possible to the surrounding skin. To do this, we use a multi stage evaluation and treatment method consisting of scar evaluations throughout your healing process. Using industry leading technology, we counsel and provide our patients with access to multiple scar reducing treatments including:


  • High quality, low tension skin closure and well designed scars

  • Early application of Medical Grade scar cream 

  • Medical Grade Suncreen to prevent sun damage to sun exposed scars

  • Steroid injections as needed for scars that are raised or thicker than desired 

  • Microneedling and/or Morpheus 8 Radiofrequency Microneedling for thickened scars or poor scar texture

  • Laser IPL Treatments for red pigment in scars

  • Hydroquinone lightening cream for brown pigment in scars

  • Scar revisions, usually under local anesthesia, for areas of scars less than optimal after final healing. 

The scar healing process takes approximately 1-2 years from surgery to final result, and therefore we offer our patients multiple evaluations during the healing process so that proper treatments at the proper times for the best healing possible. With this multi stage evaluation and treatment scar program, we continue to put emphasis into producing the highest quality scars possible for our patients. Don't let the fear of a scar prevent you from having the shape and contour you deserve!





Examples of Long Term Scar Results after Optimization

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What financing options exist for treatments at Walker Plastic Surgery?


Walker Plastic Surgery has partnered with Care Credit to help our patients finance the costs of their procedures. The CareCredit card is North America’s leading patient payment program. The CareCredit card is easy to use, includes no hidden costs, and can be applied towards both surgical costs and follow-up appointments.

Through their website, you can access tools like the payment calculator and even find out if you qualify for a CareCredit card by starting a commitment free, instant application.

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