William A. Wallace, MD FACS

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BrachioPlasma™ - Minimally Invasive Arm Lift - NORTH FLORIDA (JACKSONVILLE)*

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Overview

As we age, wrinkling and sagging of the skin occurs over most of our body. In some areas, this sagging can be particularly unsightly, reducing a person’s confidence and self-esteem. For example, many women report saggy and/or wrinkly skin under their upper arms (in the triceps area) no matter how much they build muscle tone. Tightening of the arm skin has long been an issue requiring long, prominent scars from having skin excised during a procedure called brachioplasty. Many patients were not willing to trade the unsightly scars to get rid of the flabby skin. Now, using Plasma technology, we can perform a procedure called BrachioPlasma™ use small incisions to tighten the skin of in this area without long, ugly incisions and associated scarring.

Surgical Technique

BrachioPlasma™ is performed using VASER® ultrasound energy and J-Plasma® helium energy to tighten the soft tissues below the skin.  Unlike traditional lasers, J-Plasma energy can be administered under the skin (subcutaneously) because it uses energized helium to create a plasma energy field (75% less of the thermal load of a CO2 laser). When introduced under the skin, it causes immediate and often dramatic skin tightening.  There is no significant scarring because only 3-5 very small incisions (~5 millimeters in size) are needed. The entire procedure is done with local anesthetic and IV sedation and usually takes less than an hour and the recovery can be as short as three-five days.

BrachioPlasma® FAQs

What’s the Downtime?

The downtime associated with PlasmaTight™ can vary depending on how large of an area is done however, most patients need only between 3-5 days. A post-surgical garment will be worn following surgery as well but that should limit your activity.  

Does It Work ?

Yes! Unlike some other devices that only provide minimal improvements, PlasmaTight™ results in immediate skin tightening with additional tightening lasting from 2-4 weeks. Our patients are amazed by the results! Dr. Wallace sees results similar to traditional surgical techniques that would leave much larger scars. That’s what makes J-Plasma so great. 

How Much Does It Cost?

Because this procedure is usually performed using local numbing and IV sedation, the cost is considerably lower than alternative or traditional procedures and Dr. Wallace offers no-cost consultations. Ultimately, the cost will depend on the size of the area being treated.

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$2,000 - $5,000
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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.