Say Goodbye to Drooping Arm Skin with an Arm Lift
Over 15,000 arm lift procedures, or brachioplasties, are carried out every year in the United States alone. This popular cosmetic procedure has helped countless patients regain their confidence by removing loose skin and fat from their upper arms. If you have been struggling with extra soft tissue under your arms, now is the perfect time to take a look at some of the surgical options that will help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Are You a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
The vast majority of patients develop this cosmetic issue when they have lost quite a bit of weight. After investing so much time and energy into a fitness program, many people become discouraged with the folds of skin that never seem to go away. Losing weight slowly and consistently will reduce your risk of developing loose skin, but that is not always enough. Once this problem has developed, an arm lift will most likely be the only effective treatment option.
The ideal candidate will be a patient who has recently lost a significant amount of weight and developed flaps of skin on their upper arms. These individuals should be in relatively good health and have a clear diet and exercise program they are working on. Those who still have a significant amount of weight to lose might want to put off surgery until they are closer to their ideal BMI.
A Look at Brachioplasties
Every single arm lift is slightly different, and our surgeon will give you a better idea about your own surgery during your initial consultation. As a general rule, patients will receive general anesthesia so that they are completely asleep during their procedure. The surgeon then removes fat, skin and soft tissue from the desired areas of the arm. The surgeon completes your procedure by pulling the remaining skin tight. The process will then be repeated on the other arm.
Recovering from an Arm Lift
Patients should plan on taking two weeks off of work. Our surgeon will provide you with medication to manage any discomfort, but the average patient will only need prescription medications for a day or two after the surgery. A follow-up appointment is also required to ensure that you are healing properly.
Learn More Today
If you are ready to address your drooping arm skin, come in for a consultation at Princeton Plastic Surgeons in Princeton. Dr. Adam Hamawy and his highly qualified medical team are here to help you every step of the way as you determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment to learn more.