Have you noticed how much you hide your arms because the upper portion wiggles and jiggles more than when you were younger? Even though you work out and eat right, the effects of aging seem to be winning the battle. Before you give up completely and trade in your entire wardrobe for long sleeves, learn about brachioplasty and how the procedure can restore the shape of your upper arms.
What is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift is a type of plastic surgery that corrects signs of aging in the upper arms, such as:
- Folds of sagging skin
- Bumps and lumps of extra fat
- Wrinkles and creases
- Extra skin that hangs from the underside
The surgery works by removing the excess fat and skin to restore the natural contours of your arms.
Am I a Good Candidate for Brachioplasty?
Stand in front of a mirror, arms bare, and hold your arms straight out to the side. If you see skin hanging under your arm, you may be a good candidate. Next, put your arms down at your sides and look at the backside of your arm around the elbow. Do you see folds of tissue? If so, you may be a candidate for brachioplasty.
Why Should I Consider an Arm Lift?
Your arms are some of the most visible areas of your body, and any issues can affect how you dress and feel about yourself. Arm lift surgery remedies the concerns you have so you can be comfortable in your clothing and social situations.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Brachioplasty?
The incision that is used for brachioplasty is quite extensive. It begins at the outside of the elbow and ends in the armpit area. The tissues need about two weeks for the initial healing process, and you will need to rest at home. After that, you can return to work and some light activities, but the incisions will not be completely healed. You may also have some swelling, tightness and discomfort for up to six weeks.
What Can I Do to Extend the Results of My Arm Lift?
Your surgeon can advise you about ways to improve muscle tone in your upper arms. This not only helps with contours, but new muscle can also tighten the skin. Sunscreen protects your upper arms from sun damage that causes wrinkles and breaks down collagen and other nutrients. We can also recommend skincare products for your body to keep your skin healthy and nourished.
What If I’m Not a Good Candidate for Brachioplasty?
If you have good skin elasticity and minimal amounts of fat, you may not need surgery to improve your upper arms. CoolSculpting®, liposuction and SmartLipo® are alternatives to arm lift surgery that may be better options for you.
Learn More About the Benefits of Brachioplasty. Contact Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach.
Why spend another day finding new ways to hide your upper arms? Contact us today to schedule a consultation for brachioplasty.