What is Arm Lift?
Arm Lift Surgery, also known as a Brachioplasty procedure, is a surgical reduction of excess skin and subcutaneous fat from the upper arm area. The area treated surgically for arm reduction is usually the region of the upper arms from the elbow to the under-arm or armpit area of the body. The surgery leaves a long scar that, for many patients, is less visible when the arms are by the side AND which may fade with proper scar management, good recovery processes and healthy genetic skin-healing capacities.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for an Arm Lift?
To successfully achieve your aesthetic goals, you need to find out if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. Ideal arm-lift candidates are:
- People who have excess skin hanging loosely on their upper arms
- People who maintain a healthy weight
- People who live an overall healthy physical and mental lifestyle
- People who do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure
- People who have realistic expectations for the procedure
What Happens During Arm Lift Treatment?
The arm-lift procedure takes about two to three hours to complete. First, your plastic surgeon will administer local or general anesthesia to prevent you from feeling any discomfort or pain during the procedure.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, your doctor will mark the areas for treatment. These areas will be used as a guide to make incisions. After the incisions are made, your doctor will tighten and reshape the tissues that lie under the skin of your arms. Your doctor will then redrape the remaining skin to cover the tightened tissues. Sutures are then used to close the incisions.
What are the Benefits?
The most obvious benefit of An Arm Lift procedure is sculpted and firmer upper arms that are no longer weighed down by excess, sagging skin. Not only will your arms look appear more toned. Arm Lift surgery can help to wind back the clock and have your upper body looking and feeling younger. People who have had Arm Lift surgery often find themselves more confident in their body, allowing for a happy, healthier attitude towards life.