An arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove sagging skin that droops downward and resemble bat wings. The surgeon tightens the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm. Typically the localized pockets of fat need liposuction prior to skin reduction.
Arm lift surgeries are ideal for those who have too much excess skin after losing massive weight. Many bariatric patients will combine arm lifts, body lifts, and body contouring.
The majority of patients looking for Arm Lift are individuals who have lost a lot of weight. Loss of weight can cause the upper arm skin to become loose and flabby. Weight loss surgery patients following bariatric surgery such as a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass are candidates for this procedure.
Is The Arm Lift Procedure For you?
Other patients seeking Arm Lift surgery have sagging skin from loss of elasticity caused by aging. The plastic surgeon may recommend upper-arm-lift for adults commonly over 40 with significant upper arm skin laxity.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there is a rise in Arm Lift procedure due to people paying more attention to their arms, sleeveless fashions, and celebrities, including first lady Michelle Obama
An Arm Lift is a procedure designed to:
- Reduce excess or sagging skin on the arms.
- Restore elasticity by tightening and smoothing the tissue that supports your arms muscle.
- Reduce excess fat pockets throughout the arm.
Typically arm lifts are needed after rapid weight loss, including after weight loss surgery or fluctuations in weight. Also, growing older is a key component of individuals seeking an arm lift in Mexico.
The arm lift procedure could be the best plastic surgery for you if you have excess skin or loose skin on your arms.
Arm Lift Surgical Details
Bandages: Will be removed in 1-7 days.
Stitches: Will be absorbable.
Back to work: 3-7 days.
Anesthesia: General or sedation.
Length of surgery: 1-2 hours
Length of stay: Outpatient (home same day).
Arm Lift Procedure Risks
The procedure has several risks including bruising, and swelling. Overall, the discomfort of the surgery will dissipate in 2 to 5 days, with pain medication.
Typically, scars are the greatest tradeoffs for arm lift surgeries. The scars can extend from the armpit to the elbow, tracing the arm. The swelling will improve within 14 days. The final results you can expect will be seen six months down the line.
Lift your upper arm and your spirit by contacting Mexico Cosmetic Center – Call Flora at (916) 224-9611.