Your Arm Lift Procedure Questions Answered

Undergoing a surgical procedure can be a life changing event especially if you suffer from low self esteem. An arm lift procedure can give you the confidence that you have been looking for. An arm lift is a relatively simple yet effective procedure and we have put together a blog post to cover all of our frequently asked questions to help you decide if an arm lift procedure is right for you.

What Exactly is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift (also known as a brachioplasty) is a procedure that uses various techniques to remove excess tissue and create a tighter, more toned appearance around the upper arm area. During the arm lift surgery, an incision will be made and the tissue will be tightened and reshaped. Lastly, the incisions are closed to create a contoured look. In some cases, the excess skin will be tucked into the armpit or removed completely. The exact technique will depend on the individual requirements of the patient in question.

What are the Benefits of an Arm Lift?

The main benefits of an arm lift are cosmetic. Excess skin that has a saggy, puckered appearance can have a negative effect on an individual’s self esteem and firmer, toned arms can help to restore it. This procedure will enhance the appearance of the arm significantly removing the bat wing like saggy tissue and replacing it with a taught, smooth and toned look.

Some of the benefits of an arm lift procedure include:

* A firmer and more youthful appearance

* Enhanced confidence and self-esteem

* Removal of baggy excess tissue

* Ability to wear a wider choice of clothing including tops and dresses with short sleeves

Excess arm tissue can result from a number of factors from excessive weight loss to simply being a part of the natural ageing process but a surgical arm lift procedure can provide instant results and give you a new lease of life.

Arm Lift Surgery – What the Procedure Involves

Prior to the surgery, your doctor will talk to you about the results you want to achieve and advise you on the best surgical technique for you as an individual. An in-depth evaluation of your arms will take place and the extension between the elbow and the underarm will be measured by a specialist. The chosen procedure technique will be tailored to you and only you, taking your individual measurements into account. The procedure can take many forms and can include liposuction, a mini arm lift or a full arm lift.

During the procedure your doctor will make a small incision on the inside of the arm and use the chosen technique to to remove the excess fat and and tighten the skin. The proportions of the incision made will differ from person to person as every arm lift procedure is tailored to the exact requirements of the patient in question. Once the doctor is happy with the shape of the arms, the incisions will be closed so that you are left with a tight contoured look.

Am I Suitable for an Arm Lift Procedure?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your arms, you are an excellent candidate for an arm lift procedure. If you have self confidence issues as a result of one or more of the following factors, you could benefit from this type of surgery.

  • Excess arm tissue
  • Sagging or puckered under arm skin
  • Arms that have a bat wing appearance
  • Changes to the appearance following weight loss 

If you have any plans for dramatic weight loss or weight gain, this should be addressed with your doctor in advance as this could have a detrimental effect on the results.

What to Expect After the Surgery

Immediately after surgery, your arms will feel swollen and sore but this will only be for a short time. The recovery process is gradual and it may take a few weeks for the scars to start fading. The stitches used will be absorbed into the skin and therefore you will not have to return to have them removed.

Your doctor will have discussed recovery and aftercare with you prior to the surgery so you will know what to expect from the healing process and when you can resume your normal activities such as exercise. 

Recovery rates differ from person to person so it is difficult to determine exactly how long it will be until you can return to your usual exercise routine but it is important not to try and rush back into your day to day routine too quickly. The results of an arm lift are long lasting and should last for years to come as long as you do not lose or gain a significant amount of weight.

The incredible results of the arm lift procedure will be fully visible in around four to six weeks when the swelling has completely gone down.

Book your Initial Consultation Today

If you would like to find out more information about arm lift surgery and wish to seek advice from a specialist, book a consultation with the doctor today. Your dedicated doctor will discuss your individual requirements and help you to take those important first steps to improving the appearance of your arms.

A consultation comes with no expectation of booking an arm lift procedure, it is simply designed to inform and guide you on your personal cosmetic surgery journey.

To enhance your appearance with an arm lift, get in touch with us today to schedule an initial consultation in our private office. Call us on (713) 559-9300.