Maybe you’re healthy and fit, but your skin has lost its elasticity. Or you’ve had great results from bariatric surgery or dieting. Either way, you’re witnessing one outcome that’s not great—loose skin flaps hanging from your arms. Some people in Baton Rouge consider having an arm lift to reduce this irritating problem. This is a great option for many people, and it may work for you.
What’s an Arm Lift?
An arm lift refers to a surgery that addresses droopy, sagging arms caused by such factors as major weight loss, heredity, and aging to give the patient a rejuvenated look. It’s typically performed by removing extra fat and/or skin and tightening the remaining skin. Brachioplasty is the other common name for an arm lift.
How Does an Arm Lift Work?
During the surgery, you’ll be under some type of anesthesia and our surgeon will get rid of fat from the upper arm area. This might also include a bit of elliptical skin from the topmost part of your arm near your armpit if there’s plenty of loose skin there as well. It really all depends on the situation.
Who is the Perfect Candidate for an Arm Lift?
Generally speaking, good candidates for an arm lift in Baton Rouge include:
• Healthy people who don’t have any medical issues that could hinder fast healing.
• Adults with significant folds of loose skin over the arm area.
• Adults who have a relatively stable weight and aren’t too obese. Since children have changes in weight while growing, this procedure is not for them.
• People who are willing and ready to follow a continuous exercise routine to maintain their skin tone, as well as the fat amount under the skin post-surgery. Failure to do so could result in unwanted accumulation of fat in other areas.