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How long does the upper arm lift take?

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Dr. Anthony Perkins
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 1-2 hours

An arm lift (brachialplasty) usually requires one hour of surgery, however depending on the case this can take up to 2 hours.

In brief: 1-2 hours

An arm lift (brachialplasty) usually requires one hour of surgery, however depending on the case this can take up to 2 hours.
Dr. Anthony Perkins
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: UPPER ARM LIFT

An upper arm lift procedure usually takes about an hour. This depends on the amount of skin & flesh to be removed; the more skin & flesh, the longer it could take, anywhere up to a few hours.
Check with your surgeon.

In brief: UPPER ARM LIFT

An upper arm lift procedure usually takes about an hour. This depends on the amount of skin & flesh to be removed; the more skin & flesh, the longer it could take, anywhere up to a few hours.
Check with your surgeon.
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Brachioplasty

An arm lift takes a few hours.
The time needed depends on the amount of skin that needs to be removed. I normally perform this type of surgery under general anesthesia, so from the patients perspective, the medicine goes in the IV and than we're done.

In brief: Brachioplasty

An arm lift takes a few hours.
The time needed depends on the amount of skin that needs to be removed. I normally perform this type of surgery under general anesthesia, so from the patients perspective, the medicine goes in the IV and than we're done.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It Depends

How long an arm lift takes depends on the complexity and the type of arm lift.
The extended arm lift, or thoracic lift, is a 6-8 hour procedure. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your specific case and goals to determine your options.

In brief: It Depends

How long an arm lift takes depends on the complexity and the type of arm lift.
The extended arm lift, or thoracic lift, is a 6-8 hour procedure. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your specific case and goals to determine your options.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Maurice Sherman
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2-3 hours

A full arm lift takes 2-3 hours and implies a skin resection leaving a scar from the armpit to the elbow.
A modified arm lift involves liposuction combined with a short scar confined to the armpit. The type of surgery recommended depends on the amount and degree of skin laxity present. Scarring overall is considerably improved due to better sutures and scar cream treatments with growth factors.

In brief: 2-3 hours

A full arm lift takes 2-3 hours and implies a skin resection leaving a scar from the armpit to the elbow.
A modified arm lift involves liposuction combined with a short scar confined to the armpit. The type of surgery recommended depends on the amount and degree of skin laxity present. Scarring overall is considerably improved due to better sutures and scar cream treatments with growth factors.
Dr. Maurice Sherman
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Great response!!! Additionally we need to inform the potential scar results.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1 to 2 hours.

Arm lifting surgery is a very patient pleasing operation for the appropriately selected patient.
In my hands, the operation takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. Careful planning of the operation is very important to place the resulting scar line in as hidden a spot as possible; best for the patient not to see the scar from the front or back views. Best wishes.

In brief: 1 to 2 hours.

Arm lifting surgery is a very patient pleasing operation for the appropriately selected patient.
In my hands, the operation takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. Careful planning of the operation is very important to place the resulting scar line in as hidden a spot as possible; best for the patient not to see the scar from the front or back views. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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