If you wave goodbye to someone and your upper arms seem to be waving back at you, then you may want to trim away that hanging skin with an arm lift. An arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to shape and contour the upper arm. If you have issues with your upper arms, and have ever asked yourself the question, ‘Do I need an arm lift’ then the information here will help you.
Arm Lift Surgery
An arm lift eliminates the surplus skin and fat in the upper arm. The procedure is usually done as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia. Arm lift candidates are generally advised to get to their target weight before undergoing surgery. Otherwise, the results of the procedure could be cancelled out by additional weight loss. Patients should also have good skin elasticity.
You may need an arm lift:
- If you have lost a lot of weight due to diet and exercise, and have a lot of loose skin in the upper arm region.
- If the skin on your upper arm has become loose and saggy, as a result of gravity and aging.
- If you have excess skin and fat in the upper arm, and would like to create slimmer, more toned arms.
Adjusting the shape of your arms can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your body. However, the best way to decide if you need an arm lift, is to schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon.
If you live in or around Orange County, contact Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine for more information on brachioplasty. Dr. Song is a board certified plastic surgeon who frequently performs arm lift surgery. Call (949) 701-4454 today for your consultation with Dr. Song.