We start noticing the difference in the firmness and elasticity of our skin as we begin to grow older. Gravity also plays a role in creating sagging and flabby skin, since it exerts a steady downward pull on the upper layer of our skin.
These sagging deposits are usually unresponsive to a workout regimen or a healthy diet. The circumstances often cause a lot of frustration for anyone who is trying to get rid of this stubborn hanging skin.
Sagging skin and excess fat can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, thanks to cosmetic surgery, you now can get beautifully contoured and toned arms. Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a procedure that can help you get rid of unwanted sagging skin.
What Is an Arm Lift?
If you are prone to fluctuating weight gain/loss or are growing older, your arms probably have excess skin that is sagging and loose. An arm lift can help you correct this by toning and sculpting your arms, restoring them to their former youthful appearance.
An arm lift removes the excess skin and fat on your upper arms, giving your arms a tighter and more toned appearance. By removing the excess flab and sagging skin, the procedure reveals the muscular structure that lies beneath.
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 an Arm Lift?
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.
After your brachioplasty surgery, you will begin the healing process. This will involve taking care of any post-surgical bruising and swelling by wearing a compression garment and using ice packs as recommende. Painkillers will be prescribed, and you will need to avoid strenuous physical activities for a time.
Once the swelling subsides, you will be able to see the new definition in your upper arms. You will notice the full extent of your amazing results in three to six months after the surgery.
Find Out More Today with a Consultation
Arrange an informative brachioplasty consultation with Marietta Plastic Surgery by contacting us today. During your consultation, you are encouraged to ask as many questions as possible in order to be fully prepared for what to expect with the procedure.