About Arm Lift Surgery
Often caused by weight loss and/or aging, unwanted skin and fat hanging from the upper arm can be surgically fixed with arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty. Our double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, uses cosmetic skin tightening and liposuction techniques to eliminate the excess skin and fat deposits on the upper arm, often referred to as “bat wings” or flabby triceps. At Y Plastic Surgery we can help remove this excess skin and tighten the underside of the arm when diet and exercise fail to produce the desired results
While weight loss can cause sagging skin to appear on the arms, some of the loose skin can also be caused by genetics. This makes it very difficult to tone the upper arm to an individual’s desired shape or appearance. When diet and exercise fail to tone the upper arm, a trusted plastic surgeon can create outstanding results. Ideal candidates for an arm lift procedure exhibit:
- Loose upper arm skin that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Loose upper arm skin that appears after losing more than 100 pounds
- Sagging skin that creates anxiety when wearing sleeveless shirts
Arm Lift Reviews
"I would highly recommend Dr. Yalif for your plastic surgery. I had a neck lift & arm lift previously by another physician but was not completely happy with it. Dr. Yalif took the time to explain what could be done to address the issues I had and corrected all of them. Thanks to Dr. Yalif I now love my new look."- D. / Google / Jul 18, 2017
What to Expect
After being put under general anesthesia, the incision for brachioplasty is made from the elbow to the upper arm. Loose skin will be trimmed away, and the underlying tissue will be pulled tight. This surgery takes about two hours, and there is no need for an overnight stay unless the surgery is paired with other procedures. Be prepared for swelling and bruising. To promote healthy healing and blood circulation, the arms should be kept elevated. Patients can usually return to normal activities in about three to four weeks.
For best results, an arm lift may require liposuction of the fat deposits within the upper arm to make the final result slim and trim. The skin tightening may not be enough to have taut triceps. During your consultation, we will discuss the best course of action given your skin health and condition. Keep in mind that most of the stretch marks will also be taken with the skin. If weight is regained, however, it could damage the treated area. An arm lift gives patients the opportunity to have more defined arms for years to come. Results of the surgery will be immediately apparent and will take full effect once the swelling has completely subsided in the two to three months following the procedure.
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Get Tighter Arms Today
Brachioplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments following a significant weight loss journey for both men and women. For all of your hard work, you deserve upper body definition. Achieve slender, leaner arms that you can be proud to show off in sleeveless shirts or summertime attire. Call to schedule an arm lift consultation at one of our convenient, metro Atlanta offices in Alpharetta, Roswell, or Woodstock, or contact us online.