The Sagging on Your Upper Arms Doesn’t Have To Be Permanent
Dramatic weight loss can result in a lot of sagging skin, especially in and around your arms. If you want to lose the bat-wing look of your upper arms, there is a surgical option available to reshape your arms and get rid of that excess skin. This option is called brachioplasty, or the arm lift.
Brachioplasty is a procedure in which surgeons remove the excess hanging upper-arm skin, giving the arms an aesthetically pleasing shape and overall appearance.
During the procedure, the surgeon will trim away the excess skin and tighten the internal tissues, and then the incisions will be stitched closed. After the procedure, there may be some swelling in the area; this can be controlled with the use of compression garments and cold compresses. The bruising will disappear in three weeks or sometimes faster.
What Are Your Arm-Lift Options?
If you want to recontour your arms with an arm lift, there are several options ranging from a mini arm lift to an extended arm lift. The kind of surgery you opt for will depend upon the amount of excess skin, exactly where the excess skin is located on the upper arm, and your contouring goals. You will need to speak with the doctor about the kind of surgery you require so that the two of you can decide on the best fit for your contouring goals.
Mini Arm Lift
This might be a good option for you if you need only a little bit of tightening of the skin on your upper arms. In this case, the incision is minimal and is placed inside the armpit.
Limited Arm Lift
This is a good option if you need a little more tightening of the skin on your upper arms and do not have a lot of loose skin. In this case, the incision is placed inside the armpit and extends not more than halfway down the upper arm.
Standard Arm Lift
This might be a good option if you have had significant weight loss and have a lot of loose skin on your upper arms. In this case, the surgeon will make an incision that extends from your armpit to your elbow. The incision can be placed along the inside of your arm or on the back of your arm.
Extended Arm Lift
This option might be ideal if you have had significant weight loss and there is a lot of loose skin on your upper arms as well as underarms. During this surgery, the incision begins as a standard arm-lift incision and also extends along the side of your chest for more comprehensive tissue removal.
Make a Change
Achieving significant weight loss is a feat to be admired, but one must also be conscious of the loose skin that forms on the body as a result of it. Plastic surgery can go a long way in reshaping your body and making you look even more attractive.
If you’re ready to make a change and feel better about your upper arms, contact the office of experienced surgeon Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye and arrange a consultation.