Arm Lift in Chicago, IL

One of the most frustrating things many people experience as they get older or lose weight is the development of excess, saggy skin around the upper arms. At Iteld Plastic Surgery, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as a procedure for people who have been unable to achieve the tight, toned arms they desire through diet and exercise. An upper arm lift targets loose skin (commonly called "bat wings") and stubborn fat to create a more youthful appearance. Dr. Lawrence Iteld, a plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL, has years of experience with skin tightening and fat removal surgeries. If you would like to learn more about how brachioplasty can correct the physique of your arms, please contact us for a consultation at Iteld Plastic Surgery.

An arm lift may be combined with other procedures (usually completed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), such as a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or thigh lift, as long as you and Dr. Iteld agree that it is appropriate. An arm lift at Iteld Plastic Surgery is usually performed with the patient under non-opioid anesthesia and may require several hours to finish. The sagging skin will be surgically excised starting at the elbow up to the underarm. There may be some scarring, but Dr. Iteld will use his experience and skill to make it as discreet as possible. If liposuction is needed to remove stubborn fat, this can be performed as well. After the skin is tightened, it will be sutured together. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them cleaned, covered, and wrapped with compression garments.

There are numerous benefits to arm lift surgery at Iteld Plastic Surgery, including:

  • Can target problem areas that might be resistant to fitness or dietary efforts
  • Better self-image and less anxiety when picking out sleeveless tops
  • Does away with loose skin caused by dramatic weight loss, age, or other causes
  • Less rubbing, tenderness, and soreness between the chest and underarms

Dr. Iteld is absolutely AMAZING and so is his entire staff!!! They welcome you with warm smiles and enthusiasm! I have always been self conscious of my arms to the point that even in 90 degree heat I would wear cardigans with my cute tank tops in order to cover up my big arms. In 2020 I had Gastric Bypass and while I lost over 100lbs, my arms were still big. A friend of mine referred me to Dr. Iteld and let me tell you…I am so happy she did! I had a bilateral Brachioplasty in 2021 and my arms look fantastic! I saw Dr. Iteld today for my one year follow up and I couldn’t thank him enough!!! He gave me my self confidence back and I will be forever grateful. There are other procedures I plan on having in the future and I will not go to any other plastic surgeon. Dr. Iteld is by far one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting!

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"Bat wings," "bingo arms," or "auntie arms" — whatever you call the droopy skin on your upper arms, Dr. Iteld calls it an opportunity to improve your appearance with cosmetic surgery. This advanced procedure provides physical and emotional benefits. If you're at or near your goal weight but still cannot eliminate the skin and flab that hang off your arms, please contact us and schedule a consultation with our team at Iteld Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL. Look and feel younger and fitter with upper arm lift surgery.

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