An arm lift is a surgical procedure performed on the upper arms. It is done to tighten underlying tissues and remove fat deposits and excess sagging skin. Loose and sagging skin in the upper arms is generally caused by age and/or fluctuations in weight. Exercise does not prevent the skin from losing its elasticity and, thus, does not stop the upper arms from sagging. Unfortunately, you could exercise every day for the rest of your life and still not achieve the arms you desire.
What Does an Arm Lift Involve?
There are several different techniques that may be used during an arm lift procedure. The exact details of each surgery vary from patient to patient, since each individual and situation is unique. With that being said, a typical procedure usually involves the removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of the remaining structures. The end result is arms with a better overall contour.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Adults in good overall health with realistic expectations are good candidates for arm lifts. They should be at a stable and healthy weight, and they should be non-smokers. They should also not be taking any medications or have any conditions that might slow healing. This will all be discussed during a consultation at our office in Baton Rouge.
We have found that many of our arm lift patients seek the procedure because they have lost a considerable amount of weight in the past. Instead of snapping back after the weight loss, the skin in their arms started to sag, leading to flabby arms. Good candidates for an arm lift may be in this exact situation.
What is the Recovery Like?
Recovery after an arm lift is typically well-tolerated. Some swelling and discomfort are to be expected, but this will go away in time. It is important to take it as easy as possible during the healing process for optimal results. Make sure to follow our team’s instructions regarding recovery.
Learn More About an Arm Lift
If you are sick and tired of your flabby arms, make an appointment at the office of J. Anthony Stephens, MD in Baton Rouge to learn more about an arm lift procedure. Let Dr. Stephens be your guide to nice and toned arms. During a consultation at his office, you can get a realistic idea of what the procedure can do for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for an arm lift.