Many women complain about excess arm skin, and while exercise can improve the tone of the underlying muscle, it doesn’t get rid of it altogether. Upper arm laxity leaves many people wondering just how to remove loose skin on the arms, in order to create more contoured arms.
Arm lift for loose skin
Loose skin on the upper arms is often the result of major weight loss, but can also be due to aging skin. Arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty) works really well for individuals that have lost a lot of weight. It is a very effective procedure, as it eliminates excess fat and skin and reshapes the arms.
Arm Lift Procedure
Arm lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, with local or general anesthesia. If the patient also has a lot of extra fat in the arm, then liposuction may be done at the same time.
The incision for the procedure is made just under the armpit, so that the scar is hidden on the underside of the arm. If there is only a small amount of extra skin to be removed, then a short-scar brachioplasty can be performed.
Patients will experience some pain and discomfort after surgery, but recovery is fast, and most patients are back at work within a week or less. However, significant physical activity must be delayed for at least 3 to 4 weeks.
Are you interested in finding out more about how to remove loose skin on your arms? If you are, then please call Dr. Nia Banks of Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lanham, MD. Dr. Banks and her expert staff will provide you with excellent consultation and care. You can call 301-880-7022 to set up an appointment, or go online to http://www.drbanksplasticsurgery.com/contact/.