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Please contact our office at 256-571-VIPS (8477) and any of our team members will be happy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
Yes. There is a $100 consultation fee that can be applied toward the total cost of your upper arm lift (brachioplasty).
Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with each patient and the communication that occurs during your visit here. You can expect that he will spend quite a bit of time with you himself. Initially, you will be greeted with a smile by our receptionist who will offer you a beverage of your choice and provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. You can now enter your own demographic information and medical health history at the convenience of your own home through our state-of-the-art SAFE Internet-based Patient Portal on our website.Then, you will be escorted upstairs to our new patient floor and into one of our consultation rooms with a view of beautiful Lake Guntersville. Once there, you will be oriented about what to expect during your visit with us and escorted to the professional photography suite. There, you will have your 2-D photo taken for documentation and surgical planning purposes. Next, our nurse or patient care coordinator will take your detailed health history. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator who will explain your brachioplasty quote to you. This quote is designed based on the plan that you and Dr. Vinyard have decided upon together.
Please allow for approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours for your brachioplasty (upper arm lift) consultation with Dr. Vinyard. This is a vital part of your journey with us and can be considered time that you are dedicating to yourself.
Dr. Vinyard will perform your brachioplasty procedure in his state-of-the-art Cosmetic Surgery Center in Guntersville, Alabama. In addition, he also has hospital privileges at both Marshall Medical Center North near Arab, Alabama and Marshall Medical Center South located in Boaz, Alabama. Therefore, you may choose the location where you would feel the most comfortable.
For your comfort, Dr. Vinyard will perform your brachioplasty (upper arm lift) under general anesthesia.
A brachioplasty or upper arm lift usually takes 2 ½ - 3 hours to complete.
Yes. Depending upon your concerns, Dr. Vinyard could combine a brachioplasty with a breast surgery such as a breast lift or an abdominoplasty.
Yes. You will return to the comfort of your home the night of your brachioplasty (upper arm lift) procedure with a responsible adult.
You will return to the comfort of your home the night of your brachioplasty (upper arm lift) procedure with a responsible adult.
After a brachioplasty, you may return to sedentary work in 5-7 days after your surgery. Most patients report only minimal discomfort. You will be required to wear a compression garment 24 hours a day for 3 weeks that can easily be covered with clothing. This garment will help to reduce the swelling and improve the appearance of the scar.
Bruising is minimal after a brachioplasty (upper arm lift) and should resolve within 2 weeks.
After a brachioplasty, the majority of your swelling will subside after 2-3 weeks, with it being completely resolved in 3 months. You will wear a compression garment 24 hours a day for 3 weeks that will assist in keeping the swelling minimized and improve the appearance of the scar. The garment can be concealed by your clothing.
We take your first official "post-op" photos 3 months after your brachioplasty (upper arm lift) procedure. The scar will continue to fade and soften for up to 2 years after your brachioplasty.
Dr. Vinyard likes to keep a close watch over his brachioplasty patients. He will see you in the clinic the next day after your surgery, at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
After you have completed your brachioplasty (upper arm lift) consultation with Dr. Vinyard, you will be provided with a detailed quote that day for review.
The cost of your brachioplasty (upper arm lift) includesDr. Vinyard's professional fee, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and garment. Dr. Vinyard's professional fee includes your initial consultation, pre-op visit and all follow up visits.
Since a brachioplasty (upper arm lift) is a cosmetic procedure, the total cost of the procedure is due in full 2 weeks in advance. The initial 50% of the total cost of procedure is due 1 month prior to your surgery.
No. A brachioplasty (upper arm lift) is considered an elective cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered by insurance.
Yes. Our practice participates with Care Credit although we do not directly finance any procedures. You may also want to research options through your bank of choice. We also accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.