Arm Lift in Portland, OR

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Whether it's due to weight loss or aging, loose skin is a common aesthetic concern among patients at The Oregon Clinic. Upper arm lift surgery (also called brachioplasty) is one of the solutions we offer for patients who cannot achieve the toned, tight look they want for their arms because of loose skin. Loose skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, especially for men and women who are getting older or have lost significant amounts of weight. An upper arm lift removes this excess skin, commonly called "bat wings." Dr. Sean McNally, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Portland, OR, has a wealth of experience in skin tightening and fat removal methods. If you want to hear more information about how brachioplasty can enhance the appearance of your upper arms, please contact us for an appointment at The Oregon Clinic.

Arm lift surgery is usually performed in an outpatient setting except in cases where several aesthetic procedures are scheduled to be done at one time. An upper arm lift may be done with other procedures (often performed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), like a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or butt lift, if Dr. McNally decides it is safe to do so. An upper arm lift is usually done under general anesthesia and can require several hours to finish. The unwanted skin will be surgically removed from the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be placed in as inconspicuous a spot as possible, although it will become a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is needed to remove stubborn fatty deposits, this can be performed as well. Once the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched together. You will need to care for the incisions by keeping them clean, bandaged, and wrapped with compression garments.

A real professional. I felt so comfortable when meeting with Dr. McNally and he answered all of my questions with ease. 10/10 experience.

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I have wanted/needed a breast reduction for most of my life. I had insecurities about my body but more importantly I experienced chronic back pain. I tried everything before reaching out to Dr. McNally for his opinion. Sean McNally has such a kind yet comical nature; he made me feel heard, reassured and so at ease through everything.. You can tell this comes as a second nature to him. I am still in disbelief with how easy the process was leading up to my surgery and how amazing his team has been throughout my recovery. My new breasts look absolutely beautiful and have already made me feel more comfortable and confident than ever before.

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I am thrilled with my results!! It was such a big decision to have my surgery. Dr McNally and his staff are so friendly and professional and made the whole experience the best.

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Excellent! From reception to nurse to doctor ...everything about this clinic is "first rate". Highly recommend!

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Dr. McNally and his staff are always personable and professional. He is very knowledgeable and straight forward about what is going to happen in the surgery. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a doctor.

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Flabby arms, bat wings, or droopy arms — however you refer to the loose skin hanging from your arms, Dr. McNally calls it an opportunity to change your life with plastic surgery. The physical and emotional benefits provided by this surgery are dramatic. If you're at or near a healthy weight but still can't lose the flab and skin that hang off your arms, please call to schedule a private consultation at The Oregon Clinic. Look younger and fitter with upper arm lift surgery.

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How much does arm lift surgery cost?

The total cost for a surgical arm lift will depend on several things. Before building your treatment, Dr. McNally will start with a consultation to learn more about the look you want to achieve. From there, he can create a surgical plan and estimate costs. We want all of our patients to be able to look and feel their best, so please don't hesitate to ask about payments we accept or low-interest financing options.

Will there be scars?

As with any surgery, an arm lift requires incisions to remove the excess skin, which leads to scarring from stitches. However, Dr. McNally will make every effort to place the small incisions in inconspicuous areas. After your arm lift, topical creams that help with healing will be recommended along with our tips for minimizing scarring. Dr. McNally also suggests you limit sun exposure for at least one year to protect the incisions from any additional discoloration. Most patients consider the benefits of an arm lift to be worth the appearance of any potential scars.

How can I maintain my results after an arm lift?

Arm lift surgery is used to excise hanging skin and small amounts of fat. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise to avoid a significant change in your weight, which might affect your surgical results. After your surgery, once you are recovered and Dr. McNally has given permission, you can start strength training. This is a good way to improve the shape of your arms by strengthening and toning the muscles.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.