Do you have flabby upper arms that you can’t seem to fix? You may need an arm lift to contour and tone them. Arm lift surgery has become an in-demand procedure in recent years, largely because of the increase in the number of individuals undergoing massive weight loss. Despite this trend, there are some people who would prefer not to take any weight off before surgery, so they usually want to know – do I need to lose weight before getting an arm lift.
Arm Lift Surgery
Arm lift surgery or brachioplasty is a procedure that is done to reduce and reshape the upper arms. It is especially beneficial for individuals with loose, sagging skin on the upper arms after significant weight loss.
Brachioplasty involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the region of the upper arm. This is usually done under general anesthesia, and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. Recovery time averages 7 days.
Do you need to lose weight before an arm lift?
Ideally, individuals considering arm lift surgery should not be overweight. Doctors generally recommend that patients be within 10% of their ideal weight. Patients outside of this band are therefore advised to lose as much weight as possible before undergoing surgery, in order to achieve optimal results.
Having a stable weight is the best way to ensure that you get great results with arm lift surgery. If you lose weight after surgery there is likely to be further sagging of the skin, so a revision procedure may be required at a later date.
Arm lift surgery is available in Tupelo, MS, at the Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Call(662) 377-6290 today, and schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig.