As you age, the skin in your upper arms tends to lose its elasticity. Many times, this results in a sagging look that can compromise your overall figure and make you feel self-conscious. Loose skin in the arm area is also a common side effect of major weight loss. By removing excess skin and fat, an arm lift can help you obtain a more defined and toned appearance in the upper arm region.
If you are considering an arm lift, call us today to schedule an initial consultation at our Marietta office (770-425-0118) or our Woodstock office (678-494-2380). We look forward to meeting you.
Are You a Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?
Arm Lift Before & AftersThere is more than one approach to an arm lift. For example, if you have resistant deposits of fat in your arms that have not responded to diet or exercise, and the skin is not loose, liposuction alone may be sufficient to tone and tighten your arms.
On the other hand, if you have moderate to significant amounts of excess skin, a short or full brachioplasty may be recommended.
During your consultation, our experienced Atlanta plastic surgeons will examine your arms to determine which arm lift method would provide you with the best results. We will also review your medical history to make sure arm lift surgery is right for you.
Arm Lift Procedure and Recovery
Some arm lift procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation; however, if your procedure is more extensive, it may be performed under general anesthesia. Arm lift surgery is most commonly an outpatient procedure, and does not require an overnight stay.
If you do not have an actively physical job, you should be able to return to work anywhere from 7to 14 days after your surgery. We will closely follow up with you throughout the recovery process to make sure you are healing properly, and to inform you when it is safe to return to work and other normal daily activities.
Scarring is an unavoidable consequence of any surgery, but our surgeons take great care to minimize arm lift scars as much as possible. The more carefully you follow our post-operative instructions, the better your scars should heal. We can help you understand exactly what to expect from arm lift surgery during your consultation.
If you have further questions about brachioplasty, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock office.