A brachioplasty procedure, also known as an arm lift, is the process in which a surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the upper arm. For many people, this exact area can have unwanted fat build-up. This procedure is a great option for those looking to resculpt and reshape their arms. Here is everything you need to know about an arm lift.
How is an Arm Lift Done?
Before the procedure starts, you have the option of getting anesthesia or being sedated, depending on recommendations from your doctor and what they think is best. During the procedure, an incision is made on the arm in the exact area you are looking to extract and remove fat. Extra skin will also be removed as well. The incision is then closed up with stitches or sutures.
Am I a Good Candidate?
A good candidate for an arm lift is an individual who wants to reduce the size of their upper arm and has excess skin and fat they desire to be removed. Other good candidates include:
- Individuals who are at a stable weight
- Individuals who are around their ideal weight
- Individuals who have realistic expectations for the outcome
- Individuals who have generally good health and do not smoke
If these apply to you, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Yates to find out more about whether or not this is the right procedure for you.
Arm Lift Recovery
Depending on your procedure, you may be allowed to go home right after the procedure, or you may be required to stay the night. After the procedure, it is recommended to avoid any strenuous activities or exercise. You may need to avoid these activities for almost up to two weeks. More information will be given to you by Dr. Yates during the consultation.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
Schedule a consultation today to see if an arm lift procedure is right for you. Dr. Yates and our team of healthcare professionals, located in Layton, UT, strive to make you feel safe, comfortable, and satisfied. Give us a call at 801-525-8741 to schedule a consultation. You can also visit us at www.yorkyates.com for more information.