Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift tightens the area between the underarm and the elbow by removing excess fat and skin. The result of the procedure are firmer and more sculpted upper arms that have a proportionate appearance. Many women experience arms that have lost their ability to adhere to underlying tissue, resulting in loose and hanging skin. With a brachioplasty, you can eliminate unsightly underarm skin and reshape your upper arm to have smoother, more beautiful contours.
What is the procedure like?
During the arm lift procedure, an incision is made on the skin between the armpit and the elbow to remove excess skin and fat. The underlying tissues are also tightened and reshaped with sutures to create a firm and toned look. The incision usually runs the length of the underside of the upper arm, but this may depend on your arm's anatomy and problem areas. Careful attention is made to ensure the incision is placed in an area that could be hidden while your arm is by your side.
Should I get an arm lift?
Feeling great in sleeveless tops and dresses may be difficult if you feel self-conscious that you have over arms that hang, are loose, or do not firm up after regular exercise and dieting. If you have flabby underarms from genetics, aging, or losing weight and want arms that complement your proportions, figure, and wardrobe, then a brachioplasty may be right for you.
Over time, arms begin to sag from gravity. It is an inevitable occurrence in many aging women to find that their upper arms have lost their ability to stay firm. Worse, if your genetics predispose you to having looser skin as you age, then no amount of diet and exercise can re-tone and reshape your arms. The arm lift, however, can remove your excess skin and reshape your arms to a more youthful look.
Or, if your weight loss success resulted in loose arm skin, you too may be an ideal candidate for an arm lift. Everyone's skin elasticity is different, but hanging arm skin is a common occurrence for those who have lost a significant amount of weight from weight loss surgery such as the gastric sleeve or lap band.
You can tighten your arms, boost your confidence, and stop avoiding wearing sleeveless tops and dresses with an arm lift. Contact us today for more information.
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