Father time is undefeated, and not only does he come for common areas like the face, neck, and midsection – but lesser known areas like the arms are often the most effected by aging and years of gravity. The loose, hanging skin that plagues the upper arms, often referred to as bat wings, is not something that can be addressed with diet and exercise. This issue often takes place due to a variety of reasons including rapid weight loss, and aging – being the most common.
What is an Arm Lift?
Also known as a brachioplasty, the arm lift procedure is a surgical measure that helps to reshape and recontour the under-side of the upper arm. Brachioplasty reduces excess sagging skin from the underarm to the elbow, while tightening and smoothing out the tissue along the upper arm, reducing localized fat deposits.
Are You a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
The most common candidates for an arm lift procedure are those that suffer from loose, sagging skin – most commonly due to aging and rapid weight loss. The best candidates are those men and women who:
For some individuals, who might have excessive fat deposits in the area, the procedure may also be combined with liposuction in order to reduce the amount of localized fat which has been deposited in the area. In addition, it is important for individuals to have a positive mindset and realistic expectations of what can be achieved with an arm lift surgery.
There are a series of techniques we employ in order to complete your arm lift, depending on the level of correction needed as well as patient’s desires.
Recovery & Aftercare
Once the procedure is completed, the area will be bandaged up in order to minimize swelling and possible bruising – however, these issues are very common. In some cases, patients may require additional drainage to be performed in order to remove excess blood or fluids. Some important things to know include:
For more information on your arm lift procedure, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.