During the aging process, many men and women may begin to deal with excess, loose and sagging upper arm skin. This excess skin is usually caused because of being overweight and in some cases caused by genetic factors.
This excess and unsightly loose skin can have the following effects on those who are suffering with this condition:
- Need to wear baggy clothing
- Long sleeves to hide their arms
- Skin irritations
Unfortunately for most individuals who are affected by this excess fatty skin under their arms, regular diet and exercise alone are not enough to eliminate or tone this area. For these individuals, an arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgical solution that helps. The surgery is designed to remove the excess fat and skin leaving them looking well defined and firm again. When combined with other procedures such as liposuction, we can improve the overall shape and contour of our patient's upper arms.
What Can an Arm Lift Do for You?
- Remove saggy skin
- Tighten the upper arm
- Improve overall arm contour
- Remove excess fat
- Eliminate unsightly "bat wings"
- Help reduce or eliminate chafing and rashes
- Reduce excess hanging skin after significant weight loss
How Arm Lift Surgery is Performed?
An arm lift surgery is performed to address the excess hanging skin and fat deposits in the upper arms. During the procedure, the excess fat will be removed using a combination of liposuction and through surgical excision. Depending upon the arm lift procedure being performed, the incision placement will vary but in each case, will be placed in the least noticeable area. Once the fat is removed, the excess skin is then trimmed and then pulled tight (redraped) and held in place with surgical stitching. This will result in sexy, contoured arms.
Types of Arm Lift Surgery Available
Dr. Jacono's board certified plastic surgery associates, perform several variations to the arm lift surgery based on each patient's needs and surgical goals. The most commons ones that we offers include the short scar arm lift technique, the limited incision arm lift, and the traditional arm lift.
Short Scar Arm Lift: this procedure is designed to address the excess skin of the inner arm only. The incision placement is located within the arm pit which makes it virtually invisible.
Limited Incision Arm Lift: This specific arm lift targets the moderate excess fatty skin located in the upper arms. For this procedure, the incision starts at the arm pit and extends to the middle of the upper arm.
Traditional Arm Lift: This arm lift surgery is designed to address severe excess sagging skin and fat. The incision for this procedure extends from the arm pit to the elbow. In some cases, a "T" incision may be used in the arm pit the incision is in the shape of a "T" or a "Z" which can help to minimize the appearance of scars.
In severe arm lift cases, our surgeon may opt to perform an extended arm lift. The incisions for this type of lift will involve the use of the traditional arm lift incision which extends to the lateral chest wall and the breast if necessary.
Am I A Good Candidate for an Arm Lift Surgery?
Men or women who are suffering from excess fat and saggy skin in their upper arms which was caused by aging, weight loss, or even genetics, may be a good candidate for an arm lift. Scheduling a consultation with our plastic surgery associates and staff is a great way to find out for sure. He will evaluate your situation and discuss what surgical options may be best suited to address your desired goals.
To learn more about arm lift surgery or to schedule your consultation. Please call our office at 212-570-2500 in New York or 516-773-4646 on Long Island, or complete our online form and we will be happy to schedule your appointment today.