The upper arms can develop a sagging, drooping appearance because of fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity. This condition cannot be corrected with exercise. An arm lift, which is also known as brachioplasty, reshapes the under part of the upper arm, from the underarm area to the elbow. Ask Dr. Oliver P. Simmons about an arm lift in Lexington, South Carolina, if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose because of excess skin and fat. Arm lift candidates include adults who:
- Have upper arm skin laxity
- Have relatively stable weight and who are not significantly overweight
- Are healthy and have no medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
- Don’t smoke
- Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
An arm lift can do the following:
- Reduce excess skin that sags downward
- Tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that defines the upper arm’s shape
- Reduce pockets of fat in the upper arm
A brachioplasty or arm lift is indicated for patients who have excess skin and fat of the upper arm area. Often times this is the result of weight fluctuations in a patient’s life or due to significant weight loss after a gastric bypass or weight reduction surgery. If there is redundant, loose skin of the upper arm, liposuction alone will not help and the correct treatment of this area involves surgical excision or removal of the excess skin. During the procedure, our plastic surgeon may apply dressings and bandages to your incisions. Your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to lessen swelling.
Please contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today to learn more about arm lift and to schedule an appointment.
*Results and patient experience may vary.