After substantial weight loss or due to the natural aging process, men and women can develop loose or stretched skin on multiple areas of the body, including the arms. At J. Anthony Stephens Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, we offer multiple body contouring procedures, including arm lift surgery in Baton Rouge.
Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. J. Anthony Stephens is board certified in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for arm lift surgery.
What is Arm Lift Surgery?
As the skin ages, it is common for men and women to experience a loss of volume resulting in loose skin. This can also occur in patients who have experienced significant weight loss due to bariatric or gastric surgeries as well as diet and exercise, when the skin becomes loose and stretched due to a loss of fat.
Arm lift surgery tightens the upper arms and restores tighter, more toned contours. During the procedure, Dr. Stephens will remove excess skin and tightens supportive tissues that shape the upper portion of the arm.
As this area of the body can be difficult to contour with diet and exercise, arm lift surgery can help post-bariatric patients further achieve their cosmetic goals. It can also help restore a more youthful, natural appearance for aging skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery in Baton Rouge?
Adults who are experiencing significant upper arm laxity due to aging or weight loss may qualify for arm lift surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Stephens will evaluate several factors such as your overall health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations to determine if arm lift surgery is right for you.
If lax skin is experienced on multiple areas of your body, you may also qualify for other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck and thigh lift. Theses options can be discussed with Dr. Stephens during your initial visit.
What is the Recovery Like?
It is common to be sore, bruised and swollen after surgery, but these side effects are typically easily managed through pain medications and protective bandages that will be administered to your incision sites to control swelling. As every individual heals differently, Dr. Stephens will advise you on how much time you should spend away from work and normal activities to ensure proper healing.
Arm lift surgery is designed to be long term, but future weight gain can affect results. Patients should be willing to adopt a lifestyle of healthy diet and exercise after surgery.
Contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for arm lift surgery in Baton Rouge.