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Many of our patients struggle with excess, sagging skin on the upper arms. An arm lift Chicago with Dr. Kotis is designed to sculpt and tone this notoriously hard-to-treat area.

Why Are Arms So Difficult to Tone?

Upper arm droopiness can be incredibly frustrating. Even at a healthy, stable weight and following a targeted workout regimen, the excess skin often remains due to the resistant nature of the tissue in this area. When diet and exercise simply aren’t enough, an arm lift in Chicago can help you achieve the results you deserve.

Arm Lift In Chicago


The Benefits

  • Sculpt smooth, slender and toned arms

  • Remove excess skin after substantial weight loss

  • Tighten sagging, aging skin

  • Wear swimwear and sleeveless tops with confidence

  • Refine your weight loss efforts

  • Improve your self-esteem and body confidence

Our Difference

It’s not easy to find a arm lift Chicago plastic surgeon who comes close to Dr. Kotis’s expertise, experience and kind nature. Board-certified, compassionate and completely dedicated to his patients, he is in a league of his own.

He has built his practice on not only enhancing beauty for his patients – but also on treating them well. He views his patients as members of his own family and will stop at nothing to ensure their safety and satisfaction throughout their experience with our office.

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Are You A Candidate?

Arm Lift Chicago

Most of our patients in Chicago are considered strong candidates for the arm lift because it’s a relatively low-risk procedure. However, there are some things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to have this surgery:

  • Does your weight fluctuate? If you need to lose a substantial amount of weight or if the number on the scale fluctuates often, you may want to hold off until your weight is stable.

  • Are you generally healthy? The best arm lift candidates are healthy individuals that simply have a difficult time toning this particular area of the body with strength training.

  • Why are you having surgery? Dr. Kotis wants his Chicago patients to be happy with their results – and much of that involves having realistic expectations about surgery.

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Arm Lift Chicago
Arm Lift Chicago

The Procedure

The arm lift in Chicago procedure is done under IV sedation / local. To begin, Dr. Kotis will make a small incision in a discreet location on the inside of the upper arm. The incision will then extend downward depending on how much excess volume you need removed. In some cases, it will reach the elbow.

Dr Kotis has developed a measuring technique in order to minimize scarring and placing the scar in an inconspicuous location.

Through that opening, Dr. Kotis will remove excess fat, trim away excess skin and pull your remaining skin tight. Once the Chicago arm lift procedure is complete, he will carefully close the incisions to minimize any scarring and ensure an optimal healing process.

Your Recovery

There is a recovery period associated with an arm lift. Here’s what to expect as you heal:

  • Soreness is normal and can be minimized with your prescribed pain medication.

  • Avoid exercise and heavy physical activity, but begin lightly walking as soon as possible.

  • Keep your arms elevated at all times, even while sleeping.

  • Stay home from work for two weeks.

Your Results Slim, toned & Healthy Arms

The arm lift Chicago typically provides fantastic results for our patients, with slim and fit upper arms that are visible immediately after surgery.

Your results will continue to improve for a few months as your scars lighten and any post-surgical swelling dissipates. In general, optimal outcomes are apparent within two to three months. They should endure indefinitely, as long as your weight does not fluctuate.


Arm Lift Chicago

Arm Lift in Chicago

How much does an arm lift cost?

Arm lift costs in Chicago will vary depending on the extent of surgery. This procedure can vary among patients and is different depending on the desired outcome. At a consultation with Dr. Kotis, he will listen to your goals, make suggestions for the procedure accordingly and give you an estimated arm lift cost for the agreed upon procedure. Our office proudly offers financing options and accepts cash, credit card and check for payment. Visit our financing page for more information.

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

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Toned and slender arms can be yours. Contact our office in Chicago today to schedule an initial consultation and discover what this procedure can do for you.

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These are uncertain, challenging times for the world, our country, our community, our patients and our staff. The health and safety of our patients and employees will always be our top priority. We translate our values into actions that define us; caring for our patients is our number one goal, and your safety is our success.

As we continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in the U.S., we have also been following the local current events very closely as it pertains to medical practices and our professional responsibility during this time.

Although we would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals we will be revising our schedule starting the week of March 23rd 2020. We will move to a very limited schedule in order to provide you with the safest care possible and to better protect our staff. Dr. Kotis will only see patients as needed until further notice. We will continue to observe cautious protocols.

We appreciate your patience as we work together to ensure we are providing the most optimal clinical safety precautions and care.

Be well and stay safe!