Brachioplasty – Arm Lift
While diet and exercise are an important aspect of losing weight, these methods are often not enough to help get rid of excess skin and fat from your arms. This skin can cause irritation or rashes and also looks unhealthy. Even if you are proactive in creating a positive and proactive lifestyle, sagging skin can simply be caused by gravity, age, loss of elasticity, or massive weight loss. A Brachioplasty, or Arm Lift, is a procedure that removes unnecessary sagging skin and fat from the under part of the upper arm. It can also help tighten and smooth the supportive tissue underneath the arm.
Good candidates for arm lifts are those who are in good general health with a stable weight, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations. You will typically notice your arms are smoother and tighter soon after their procedure is completed. However, complete results are seen after bruising and swelling has subsided. In order to maintain the long-lasting results of this procedure, you must remain in good general health with stable weight. You may lose some firmness in your arms as you get older, but arm lifts offer a means to long-term results that reflect your healthy lifestyle.
There are several different varieties of arm lifts available. Based upon your desired results, your surgeon will recommend the procedure best suited to you. Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you have with the doctor so your experience can be tailored to your needs. Some versions are more or less invasive than others, some have shorter recovery times, and some have more or less dramatic results. All of these factors must be taken into consideration prior to your surgery.