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Do you want to contour and tighten your arms without the need for cutting or scars? With Dr. Wu’s customized, minimally-invasive arm lift surgeries, you can finally do that. As you grow older, the accumulation of excess skin and fat tissues under your upper arms leads to flappy folds of skin, often called “bat wings.” Traditional arm lifts involve long incisions that leave a prominent scar on your arms, but a minimally invasive arm lift in Houston ensures natural and optimal results with minimal scars.

What is an Arm lift?

During a minimally invasive arm lift, Dr. Wu removes excess fat from your upper arms via liposuction and tightens your skin tissues using radiofrequency energy. Incisions are only made if you have extremely sagging skin. Wave goodbye to your bat wings with a near-scarless arm lift, powered by liposuction and the skin-tightening magic of Renuvion.

What are the benefits of the Arm Lift?

  • Reducing your “bat wings”
  • Contouring your upper arms
  • Tightening your upper arm skin
  • Using liposuction to remove unwanted fat cells
  • Using radiofrequency energy to tighten skin
  • Near-scarless approach

Why choose the Arm Lift?

  • Minimal scarring and faster recovery compared to a traditional arm lift (brachioplasty)
  • Beautifully natural results

You’re a suitable candidate for a minimally invasive Arm Lift if you…

  • Are in generally good physical and mental health.
  • Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations from the arm lift surgery.
  • Have excess skin or fat under your upper arms.

Dr. Chaowen Wu is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Houston and The Woodlands, TX. She carefully examines your arms, discusses your cosmetic goals, and reviews your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate. She also provides a list of guidelines to prepare your body for the procedure, ensuring safe and optimal results after your arm lift in Houston.

woman after arm lift in Houston

What is done in an Arm Lift?

  • You receive local anesthesia with sedation to ensure optimal comfort while negating the potential risks of general anesthesia.
  • Your upper arms are contoured by removing excess fat (liposuction). Dr. Wu inserts a small tube-like device (cannula) into your upper arm to suction away the excess fat.
  • Your skin is tightened using Renuvion, advanced precision skin tightening technology. Dr. Wu uses electrodes to pass radiofrequency energy into your skin, which encourages collagen production and skin contracture.
  • If you have extremely sagging skin, Dr. Wu might opt for long or short incisions to trim away excess skin tissues. However, the traditional arm lift technique is only reserved for rare cases.
  • Everything is completed through tiny incisions.
woman after arm lift in Houston

How do you recover after the Arm Lift?

You’ll experience post-treatment swelling and bruising on your arms for a few weeks after the surgery. You can reduce the discomfort with oral medications. Dr. Wu may ask you to wear compression garments for a few weeks to reduce swelling and ensure smooth healing. The scars on the underside of your upper arms will gradually fade away — the size and shape of the scar will depend on the technique used. Dr. Wu will provide a list of recovery guidelines to ensure optimal healing after your arm lift in Houston.


How long does the minimally invasive Arm Lift last?

As long as you maintain a stable weight, the minimally invasive Arm Lift results are long-lasting.

Who is the best candidate for the minimally invasive Arm Lift?

If you have a mild to moderate amount of excess skin and fat of the upper arms, the minimally invasive Arm Lift is an excellent option to deliver the desired contours with minimal scars.

How is the minimally invasive Arm Lift different from a traditional arm lift (brachioplasty)?

The minimally invasive Arm Lift removes excess arm fat through tiny incisions followed by tightening of loose arm skin using heat energy. This contours your arms without adding long scars. Contrastingly, a traditional arm lift in Houston often requires long incisions that extend from armpit to elbow, which at times can be much more noticeable.

Why choose Dr. Wu?

Dr. Chaowen Wu is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in the most natural cosmetic surgeries. She uses natural techniques, such as fat transfers and Renuvion skin tightening, to ensure 100% natural results inspired by your own body. Her unique techniques also minimize the need for incisions. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your Arm Lift treatment options and receive the gift of Wu today.

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