Aging, heredity or fluctuations in weight may be factors in the drooping and sagging appearance of your arms. While you may routinely diet and exercise, the upper arms can be a challenging area to tighten and tone. The arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure which can reshape the upper arm between the underarm and elbow.
This procedure can improve loose skin and fullness of the arms along with hanging skin in the armpits. The arm lift reduces excess skin and fat of the upper arms to provide a smoother, more toned and proportionate appearance. It is also possible for liposuction techniques to be utilized during surgery for optimum results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Dr. Stevens recommends the arm lift procedure for adult men and women who are physically healthy and looking to improve sagging, full or loose upper arms. Realistic goals for improvement are necessary as well.
What to Expect After Surgery
After surgery, it is common to experience swelling during the initial healing process. Patients may also experience some discomfort. This can be countered with prescription medication. A special compression garment will need to be worn for about one month to help minimize the swelling and to provide support.
While a smoother, tighter upper arm contour will be visible immediately after surgery, the final result may not be apparent until all of the swelling has subsided. A return to work and other light activity can be expected within about one week after the arm lift.
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