Arm lift cost is determined by the surgery required to improve the arm contour. Three maneuvers are routinely used today to provide arm lift surgeries and they include:
- Renuvion skin tightening
Decisions regarding which maneuver will be used are based solely on the degree of skin redundancy. Suction assisted liposuction is the common denominator that is performed in all arm lift surgeries. If you are young and your skin texture is good and taut, then liposuction alone can be used to achieve arm lift results. The addition of ultrasound assisted liposuction using Vaser technology has allowed for minimal to moderate skin redundancy to be treated with Vaser liposuction alone. Vaser liposuction arm lift cost is going to be most affordable. When moderate skin redundancy is present, then minimally invasive Renuvion skin tightening is employed to tighten the skin following liposuction.
Renuvion skin tightening has the advantage of avoiding any skin incisions. Arm lift cost will be increased by the addition of Renuvion skin tightening not only because the operative times will be increased by ½ hour but also because the Renuvion wand used to deliver the energy used to tighten the skin costs 1000 $. Unfortunately, the wands are a one time use disposable component. Finally, patients with moderate to severe skin redundancy will require liposuction following by skin excision, i.e. coined brachioplasty. Brachioplasty surgery is the definitive technique for eliminating excessive skin but it does take longer to perform and will require you to heal a surgical incision line. Brachioplasty surgery is clearly the most invasive arm lift option and therefor the most expensive with respect to arm lift cost considerations.
Please review this 47-year-old female following post bariatric surgery involving a brachioplasty.