Aging, weight loss, and heredity can cause excess, sagging skin on your upper arms.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your arms and would like to feel confident wearing short-sleeved shirts, consider an arm lift from our respected plastic surgeons.
Let's dive into the benefits of an arm lift...
The skin on the upper arms may begin to sag due to age, genetics, or significant weight loss. If you are unhappy with sagging skin on your upper arms and no amount of exercise seems to help, you may make a good candidate for arm lift surgery.
There are certain candidacy requirements for the procedure, such as:
- When you arrive for the outpatient procedure, you will be comfortably settled in a surgical suite and provided with the sedation discussed prior to your procedure.
- We will mark the outline of the surgical sites before beginning.
- Next, we will make an incision based on the type of arm lift you are receiving. An upper arm lift requires an incision on the underside of the arm from the underarm to the elbow. Mini arm lifts use a smaller incision, typically in the armpit.
- During the procedure, we will remove skin and fat. He uses careful techniques to minimize any scarring.
- Often, we will also perform liposuction to accentuate patients' results.
- Once the incisions are closed, you will be transferred to a recovery room until you are ready to be escorted home by a friend or family member.
Following arm lift surgery, the site will be bruised and swollen. Before the procedure, we will provide you with post-operative instructions such as taking pain medication as prescribed, changing bandages and keeping the treatment area clean, wearing a compression bandage, and eating a healthy diet. Refrain from exercise and work for about two weeks, and do not do any heavy lifting.
A one-week check-up appointment will be scheduled so we can check the surgical site and answer any of your questions about recovery and results. In many cases, patients immediately notice changes in their appearance, but the final effects should become evident about two to three months after your procedure. If you maintain a stable weight, the results of your arm lift could last for decades.*
Check out the results this patient experienced...
“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.*” Jill's Story