If you have lost a significant amount of weight and notice you are left with loose, hanging skin, then you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. Arm lift surgery, also known as Brachioplasty, tightens loose or sagging skin around the arms, so they look more firm and shapely.
Best candidates for an arm lift
If you have an abundance of loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arms, then you would benefit from an arm lift. Patients should also be at their ideal weight, and in overall good health.
Individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight are often bothered by hanging skin and fat in areas such as the upper arms. A brachioplasty is the recommended procedure to trim and firm the arms after excess weight loss.
The natural process of aging can also reduce skin elasticity, causing the skin on the base of the arm to sag. This underarm laxity can be corrected with an arm lift.
Brachioplasty is normally performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Incisions are made on the underside of the arm, and extend from the armpit to the elbow. The scar is visible after surgery, but will fade as time passes.
If you need to learn more and find out if you are a good candidate for an arm lift, then contact Dr. Kyle Song of Song Plastic Surgery. Dr. Song practices in Irvine CA, and also serves Orange County. You can set up a consultation by completing an online request form at http://www.songplasticsurgery.com/contact/.