Arm Lift

Brachioplasty Cosmetic Surgery and Recovery in Charlotte NC


bigstock-Woman-Testing-The-Flabby-Muscl-56953697A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a procedure designed to tighten the loose, sagging skin of the upper arm. When extra skin and extra fatty deposits are present, liposuction is performed at the same time to optimize upper arm contour. Everyone who ages is going to eventually experience some kind of sagging in their arms. It is unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be corrected.

Ideal Arm Lift candidates

The ideal arm lift candidates have a variety of common traits. These types of candidates make for much more efficient results. The ideal arm lift candidates are people who display the following:

  • Upper arm skin laxity
  • Good health
  • Close proximity to goal weight
  • Extreme weight loss

Realities of Arm Lifts

There are certain realities every patient must know before agreeing to go through with an arm lift. Those realities are as follows:

  • An arm lift procedure will leave you with scars. However, those scars will begin to fade over the course of time.
  • Dr.Liszka will tailor the incision in your arm to the length and location to meet your desires and conceal it as much as possible
  • General anesthesia typically accompanies an arm lift procedure. Depending upon the procedure you choose, drains can also be used.
  • Those who practice good health have the best results following an arm lift. The most productive recoveries also come with the proper amount of planning.

There is no need to worry about hospital stays or lengthy recovery periods. Arm lift patients, similar to Thigh Lift patients, can be back at home the same day on which they undergo their procedure. With proper care, the results of your Arm Lift can last a lifetime.

See Arm Lift Before and After Photos of procedures completed by Dr. Liszka and Ballantyne Plastic Surgery.

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

March 18,2020

To Our Patients,

The Surgeon General, the CDC, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have all recommended delaying or postponing elective surgery and medically non essential patient visits during the Covid 19 pandemic as we anticipate an unprecedented strain on our Healthcare System. The Novant Healthcare System has cancelled/rescheduled all elective operations beginning 3/18/2020. They have not given a date when they anticipate opening their operating rooms for elective surgery and we will be monitoring that closely. Also, the CDC and Federal Government have recommended limiting social interactions to try to slow the spread of disease. For that reason Ballantyne Plastic Surgery will be operating on an extremely limited basis for the next two weeks or longer and only be seeing patients for medically necessary reasons. This is defined as patients whose health would be negatively affected if they are not seen. This will apply mainly to patients in the early post operative period. As of March 18, 2020 the following applies to Ballantyne Plastic Surgery:

  1.  All elective surgery is being cancelled and will later be rescheduled when the  operating rooms are open for elective procedures. Every effort will be made to accommodate your scheduling desires.
  2.  All medically non-essential patient visits will be rescheduled for a minimum of 2 weeks or however long the CDC and other governing agencies deem essential to limit the spread of Covid 19. This includes:
          a. All new patient consults
          b. All dermal filler and neuromodulator (botox) patients
          c. All aesthetic services (laser, skin pen, peels, etc.)
          d. All long term post surgical follow up patients unless there is a problem requiring immediate intervention
  3. Dr Liszka will determine who will be seen during this time period and you will be notified as to your appointment date. You also may call the office to discuss whether you need to be seen during this time

All of us at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery are very sorry to have to implement the above protocol for our practice and the impact it makes on our patient’s schedule and lives. This is an unprecedented medical problem and requires extreme measures. We believe this is necessary and in the best interest of our patients, staff, community, and country.


Thomas G. Liszka, M.D.
Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
(704) 295-0777

Practice Policy Regarding Covid 19

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery is open for consultations, follow up appointments , and selected services. Our commitment to our patients is to provide excellent care in the safest possible environment. We have implemented protocols recommended by the CDC, North Carolina Medical Board, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons regarding Covid 19 precautions. We are requiring all patients to wear a mask for admittance to our office, answer screening questions, and have their temperature checked. We are also timing appointments to allow for social distancing. We appreciate your trust and consider it a privilege to provide care for all your aesthetic needs. Please call for an appointment or if you have questions regarding our practice during these difficult times.