Unfortunately, sagging upper arms aren’t correctable through exercise. Heredity, aging, extreme weight loss, and sun exposure can all contribute to extremely lax arm skin and just because exercise isn’t the solution, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution! An arm lift, or brachioplasty, effectively removes upper arm fat pockets and sagging skin, smoothing and tightening the skin and general contour of the arms, and helping you feel comfortable in short sleeves again.
Healthy adults seeking improved arm contour.
The arm lift procedure is outpatient, performed under general anesthesia, in about three hours. An incision will be made on the underside of your arm, from your elbow to your armpit. In some cases, the only necessary incision will be a half-moon beneath your armpit. Fat may be cut or liposuctioned away, and supportive tissue will be tightened, reshaped, and supported with internal sutures.
It will be at least a week before you can drive or return to work, and you will need someone to drive you to and from the surgery center. Initial healing at the incision site takes about two weeks, but your scar will continue to fade over time.
All surgeries carry risks for medical complications, which your surgeon will discuss with you. Don’t take aspirin, Advil, fish oil, or other blood thinners for two weeks before and after surgery, to avoid hematomas and excessive bleeding.
In a few weeks, your arms will appear slimmer, and more balanced in size and shape.
A 3D Vectra Imaging consultation allows you to preview a photo realistic new you. Available at The Mid Florida Institute of Plastic Surgery in Altamonte Springs. Consultation fee applies.
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