Arm Lift in Tucson, AZ

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A frustrating side effect of getting older or losing weight is dealing with loose skin. At James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery, we offer arm lift surgery (also called brachioplasty) as an option for individuals who aren't able to tone or tighten their arms with natural methods. An arm lift removes excess skin, commonly referred to as "bat wings." Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Rough is very skilled in fat removal and skin tightening methods, which are used in the arm lift procedure. If you want to hear more about how brachioplasty can improve the look of your arms, please call and schedule a consultation at our Tucson, AZ practice today.

In most cases, your upper arm lift surgery will be performed in an outpatient setting unless several surgical procedures will be performed at the same time. An arm lift can be done with other surgeries, like a mommy makeover or thigh lift, depending on your aesthetic goals. Arm lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to finish. The unwanted skin will be surgically excised starting at the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be made as discreetly as possible, although it may become a visible scar. MicroAire® power-assisted liposuction can be used to eradicate stubborn pockets of fat as well. After the skin is tightened, it will be stitched back into place. You will need to keep the incisions clean, bandaged, and supported with compression garments.

Dr Rough is the best!! He wants the best for all of his patients and is super thoughtful and caring throughout the entire process! My results also came out perfect! Thank you so much Dr Rough!

J.R. Google

Dr. Rough and his entire staff are incredible. From start to finish, they are compassionate, empathetic, and thorough. From the consult to the operation I felt I was taken care of by professional, genuinely caring people. I’ve had a few cosmetic surgeries and I always get sick from the anesthesia, Dr. Rough’s anesthesiologist is the most wonderful sweet human being I’ve ever met. Everyone that is on his team is amazing and just as sweet. You will be in good hands with anything Dr. Rough does. I am writing this review day of surgery and I am feeling great. I highly recommend Dr. James Rough if you are looking for a skilled and caring surgeon with a team that will take care of you from start to finish. I cannot wait for my results!

A.M. Google

I had a mommy Makeover on October 7th performed by Dr. Rough,. After visiting 4 Plastic Surgeons in Tucson and Scottdale I decided to go with Dr. Rough. He and his staff are,hands down, the best! Not only I am beyond happy with the results he is a very compassionate person. I called him with a few questions after my surgery and he always answered in a timely manner. He listened to me and validate my feelings. I highly recommend Dr Rough when it comes to Plastic surgery.

E.L. Google

I would highly recommend Dr. Rough to my family and closest friends. I had breast augmentation done about two years after having a baby. I am so incredibly happy with the results. They look exactly the way I hoped they would. Dr. Rough was kind, caring, and ensured I felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I felt like he listened to me and truly cared about what I wanted. I was worried about how breast augmentation might affect running and working out, and Dr. Rough answered all of my questions. Anissa was also wonderful- she is very friendly and always available to answer questions. The day of surgery was easy, and I felt well taken care of by the entire team. I am so grateful for the confidence that Dr. Rough gave me.

J.G. Google

Dr. Rough and his staff were amazing: professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable! He let me know what would work best for me and my body, and following his recommendation, the results from my elective surgery far exceeded any expectation I could imagine! I am absolutely in love with the results and I have Dr. Rough and his staff to thank! Thanks this team, for the first time in my life, I am in love with my body!! Highly recommended!!

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If you have droopy skin or "bat wings" under your arms, Dr. James Rough can address this by performing an arm lift. If you're close to your ideal weight but still can't get rid of the flab and skin that hang off your arms, feel free to contact James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Tucson, AZ to schedule a consultation.

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