The skin on your arms becomes very lax and starts to sag as the aging process sets in. This makes for an unflattering appearance of the arm that can cause many people to feel self-conscious. This loose skin inhibits people’s ability to wear clothing that shows off their arms. If you want to regain the youthful contours for a shapelier arm, then an arm lift surgery can get rid of the lax skin. The Brachioplasty procedure can address this and reshape your arm for a more flattering look.
Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery
The arm lift operation can improve the appearance of the arms by restoring youthful profiles for a contoured look. The many benefits of arm lift surgery include:
- Reduces Excess Sagging Skin
- Tightens Supportive Tissue
- Smooths out the Skin on the Arm
- Defines the Arm Shape
- Reduces Localized Pockets of Fat in the Arm
How it Works
The treatment option for the arm lift operation will be dictated by the quality of your skin and the extent of excess fat and skin on the arm. This procedure removes excess skin and fat to sculpt the arm for a more attractive look.
Liposuction can be done on the arms if your skin has enough elasticity to shrink around the remaining tissue after the excess fat is removed. The liposuction removes fat through a small incision. The cannula tool will be inserted through these small incisions to loosen up the fatty tissue and suction it out. Often, liposuction can be done in adjunct with a standard Brachioplasty.
This type of Brachioplasty is used for people who have a lot of excess skin close to the armpit. The surgeon may be able to tuck this excess skin into the armpit to create the youthful contours that are desired. This works best if you do not have too much excess fatty tissue, but rather just loose skin. The incisions for this are limited to the underarm areas.
If the concern is that there is excess skin that extends from the armpit to the elbow, resembling a batwing, then the best option for this is the standard Brachioplasty. The incisions for this procedure are generally placed on the inside of the arm.
This procedure is similar to the standard Brachioplasty treatment. The extended procedure includes removing loose skin and fatty tissue along the side of the chest wall. The incision for this is extended along the arm to the body. This is beneficial for a lot of patients who have undergone massive weight loss.
If you wish to learn more about Brachioplasty in the Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.
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