Warm temperatures and sleeveless shirts are right around the corner. Are you ready to bare your arms and avoid that farmer tan in a sleeveless shirt?
Loose and flabby arm skin often keeps people from feeling comfortable and cool in the summer season. If you’re self conscious about your arms due to flabby skin waving below your bicep, you might be a candidate for brachioplasty, better known as an arm lift. But what is an arm lift exactly, and how can you tell if it’s right for you? We’ve got the answers here.
An arm lift (or brachioplasty) is a surgical procedure that decreases or eliminates the extra sagging skin that droops below your arms when you hold your arm out to the side. The surgery will tighten and smooth under the skin, providing a new shape and definition to your arms. As we age, changes in weight, and our genetics can leave our arms with a saggy appearance that just won’t respond to changes in diet or exercise.
You might be a good candidate for the procedure if:
You have significant loose skin under your arms.
You are not excessively overweight and your current weight is stable.
You are generally healthy and don’t have any conditions which might impede healing and recovery.
You don’t smoke, or have quit for over a month.
You have realistic expectations about the procedure and the outcome.
In most cases, the extra skin and fat from the lower arm are removed through an incision on the inner arm. This scar is typically not visible when arms are placed at the side. However, if arms are raised overhead, observers may be able to notice the scar.
Recovery from an arm lift includes wearing a wrap, or compression garment to help reduce swelling and keep blood and fluids from building up in the surgical site. Strenuous activity and lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.
We want to help you look and feel your best this summer season. Give us a call for your consultation today. An arm lift might just be your ticket to a cooler, more comfortable, sleeveless summer!