What is An Arm Lift, am I a Candidate, and What is the Recovery Period?
An arm lift, or Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward, tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.
Fluctuations in weight or extreme weight loss, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.
Your arm lift surgery will create a more proportional and toned appearance by removing the excess skin and fat from the elbow, up to the armpit. However, body contouring procedures, such as arm lift surgery, are not intended as a method of weight loss.
In general, ideal arm lift surgery candidates are:
â€¢ Healthy adults without medical conditions that may impair healing or increase the risks associated with surgery.
â€¢ Adults with flabby or sagging upper arm skin or significant upper arm skin laxity.
â€¢ Adults of any age who have a relatively stable weight and are not significantly overweight.
â€¢ Non-smoking individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
Arm lift surgery is considered an invasive procedure, so being well-prepared and ensuring optimal aftercare is recommended. Most patients take about a week off from work and other obligations to heal.