Many people with redundant or sagging skin on their arms feel embarrassed to show their arms, and pressured to wear long sleeves no matter how hot the weather is. Skin laxity due to aging or weight loss can be distressing, but there is a solution.
An arm lift (brachioplsty) is a procedure that improves the shape and contour of the arms by removing extra skin and fat. Our surgeons perform this surgery regularly, giving people more slender upper arms and confidence to live their lives more fully*.
Are You a Candidate for an Arm Lift?
If you feel that the skin on your upper arms has become uncomfortably loose, or you can pinch a large amount of skin, you may be a candidate for an arm lift. This surgery is most often performed on those who have lost a significant amount of weight either through diet or surgical weight loss.
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What Happens During an Arm Lift?
An arm lift is typically an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will create an incision on the inner side of your arms, where scarring will go unnoticed unless you lift your arms. After using liposuction to remove excess fat, he will remove excess skin and tissue to create the taut, youthful appearance you desire.
Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions so that no stitches have to be removed. These sutures also minimize scarring.
What is Involved in Arm Lift Recovery?
Typical recovery time from an arm lift is 1-2 weeks, but strenuous activity or heavy lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. Wrapping your arms and keeping them elevated helps to reduce swelling immediately after surgery. Bruising, soreness, and swelling are common, but these effects can be controlled with ice packs and pain medicine which is prescribed as needed. You can prepare to go sleeveless once again!
Contact us today to learn more about arm lifts in Bellevue, Washington.
*Individual results and patient experience may vary.