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Arm Lift in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL

Excess or sagging skin on the upper arm is something that many people struggle with in adulthood. This area is notoriously difficult to tone through exercise alone, but an arm lift can help. Residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities can benefit from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis’s expertise when undergoing an arm lift.

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a surgical procedure typically done only for cosmetic reasons. The arm lift targets excess skin and fat on the upper arm, typically on the back of the upper arm and commonly referred to as “bingo wings.” This droopy area of the body can be especially frustrating because even with adequate arm exercises and a healthy weight, the excess skin can remain unchanged. When someone works hard to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, a resistant area like the upper arms can be maddening. The arm lift procedure was created to give people the results they feel they cannot achieve with diet and exercise alone.

Who is a Strong Candidate for an Arm Lift?

The arm lift procedure is relatively low risk, so many people are strong candidates, but there are some points to consider. The arm lift procedure is not recommended for people whose weight fluctuates often or who are significantly overweight. The procedure is most effective for individuals who are otherwise healthy but simply find this area of the body particularly difficult to change with strength training. The arm lift can provide dramatic, wonderful results for these candidates.

How Does an Arm Lift Work?

For the arm lift procedure, an incision is made on the inside of the upper arm, where it is not noticeable. The incision will extend downward from the underarm and can go as far as the elbow in some cases. Depending on the targeted area and amount of skin to be removed, the exact placement of the incision can vary. Dr. Kotis uses very specific techniques to pull the skin tight and remove any excess skin and fat. Once completed, Dr. Kotis carefully and precisely closes the incision for maximum healing. Results can be seen immediately.

What Results Can I Expect from an Arm Lift?

An arm lift provides fantastic results to Dr. Kotis’s patients. The results of a slimmer, trimmer upper arm are visible immediately following surgery. However, the results will continue to develop for months as the scarring heals. The results are long-lasting and will be visible for the duration of time that your weight does not fluctuate.

How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost in Chicago, IL?

The cost of an arm lift can vary among patients. The best way to ensure a proper estimate of the cost of your arm lift procedure is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Kotis is unique in offering all patients personalized consultations. At this initial appointment, Dr. Kotis will learn your goals for any and all cosmetic procedures, make suggestions and recommendations and provide the predicted cost for the agreed upon procedure.

We honor written quote for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).

In addition to surgical consultations, our office benefits the patient by offering CareCredit® and Prosper® financing options to enhance accessibility for all procedures. We happily accept cash, credit card and personal check for surgical procedure payments. For more information about the cost of surgeries and insurance policies, visit our financing page.

Ready to wave goodbye to flabby underarms? Scheduling a consultation is the best way to determine if you are a strong candidate, how the surgery will benefit you and the predicted cost. The office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis proudly offers this arm-toning procedure to residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights, and the surrounding Illinois communities. Contact us today!