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Posted October 30, 2019 in Arm Lift

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When the skin under the arms begin to sag and accumulate fat, the outcome can make people self-conscious and uncomfortable completing their daily activities.

A middle-aged woman with excess fat and skin on her arms would be an ideal candidate for an arm lift surgery.

Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that often creates a batwing appearance under the arms.

This surgical procedure is ideal for patients who have lost significant weight or want to sculpt their arms after pregnancy or natural aging.

Patients can expect more toned arms, tightened arm skin, and relieved physical discomfort after an arm lift.

Am I a Good Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?

While exercise can strengthen and improve muscle definition in the upper arms, it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity.

Ideal candidates for arm lift surgery are:

  • At a consistent weight before the surgery
  • Unsatisfied with their arms and have significant arm laxity
  • Physically healthy
  • Nonsmokers
  • Realistic about their expectations

What Are the Benefits of an Arm Lift Surgery?

The arms are a difficult body region to tone, and an arm lift can help provide lasting, toned results.

Before an Arm Lift

Excess skin or fat on the arms can be difficult to sculpt and may pose bothersome side effects, such as irritation, limited movement, and a restriction in the clothes you wear.

Most patients who undergo arm lift surgery have been unable to achieve arm tone and definition through diet and exercise.

After an Arm Lift

During an arm lift surgery, excess skin is trimmed, unwanted fat is removed, and supportive tissues are tightened to restore more youthful contours.

Patients can expect to move freely without discomfort, wear tighter clothes without discomfort, and wear sleeveless clothing without feeling self-conscious. After an arm lift patients can expect to see:

  • Tighter and smoother surface on the upper arm
  • Lasting tone and definition by maintaining a stable weight and living a healthy lifestyle after the surgery
  • Less excess skin and fat that will restore physical comfort

How Can Arm Lift Surgery Improve Your Physical Life?

Before arm lift surgery, people may experience irritation, reduced mobility, and an inability to wear certain clothes due to unbearable tightness.

After an arm lift surgery, sculpted and slender arm contours make it easier to experience life in a more comfortable and active approach.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to learn more about your arm lift options in Marin County, contact Dr. Hand in Greenbrae, CA, at (415) 461-6742 or visit our online consultation page today.

An arm lift can also be performed with other procedures such as liposuction, breast reduction, lower body lift, and abdominoplasty.