Ready to Show Off Sleek Arms?
Whether they’re hauling around kids, picking up groceries, or thrown in the air in excitement, arms make a huge appearance in our day-to-day lives. If you find yourself shying away from bearing your arms during the heat of summer or avoiding that new strapless dress, it might be time to consider an arm lift. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a procedure we offer to improve the shape and tone of a person’s upper arms.Before & After »
Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
Over time or after significant weight loss, the upper arms can begin to sag and carry excess skin. When this happens, many complain that they feel self-conscious about their arms and end up avoiding showing them off as a result. Arm lift surgery can correct excess, sagging tissue and reduce the circumference of the upper arms to greatly improve body shape and proportions. An arm lift may be right for you if:
- You recently experienced weight loss
- You want to have smoother, tighter looking upper arms
- Diet & exercise are not giving you the results you want
How an Arm Lift is Performed
Changing the contour of the arms can require both liposuction and surgical removal of excess skin. For moderate skin removal, a small, hidden incision in the armpit is used. For removal of larger amounts of skin, an incision from the elbow to the armpit is typically required. This incision is thin and placed in the most inconspicuous location possible—on the inner arm toward the back—but some scarring may be visible.
Arm Lift Recovery
Patients may experience some tightness in the arms, along with temporary swelling afterwards. It helps to elevate the arms as much as possible as you heal. Recovery time will vary from person to person, but arms and hands typically regain normal function over the course of about 2-3 weeks, with the majority of pain subsiding within a week after surgery.
For more information on arm lift costs, benefits, and other information, contact Boston Plastic Surgery today.