Also known as brachioplasty
An Arm Lift, or brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that often creates a “bat wing” appearance under the arm. Removing the excess skin caused by weight loss or natural aging can tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow; liposuction is sometimes used in combination to achieve the best results. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful upper arm lift surgery and are pleased with the results.
Solutions for Underarm Laxity
& Excess Skin/Fat
These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering an Arm Lift in Los Angeles. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.
After losing a significant amount of weight and embarking on a program of vigorous exercise, you may find that you still have loose, hanging underarm skin that resembles bat wings. Although you can improve your upper-arm appearance with exercise, this redundant underarm skin remains a problem that does not improve with exercise. The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider our Los Angeles Arm Lift procedure:
To be a good candidate for an Arm Lift Los Angeles patients should be in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations.
How is an arm lift procedure performed?
Generally, here is what to expect:
The goal of your aesthetic plastic surgeon and the entire staff is to help you achieve the best result and make your Arm Lift experience as easy and comfortable as possible.
Options for Treating Excess
Underarm Fat and Skin
Your Arm Lift options will be dictated by your skin quality and the extent of excess underarm fat and skin. Your surgeon will help you make the right choice based on your anatomy and preferences.
If excess hanging skin is located close to the armpit, your surgeon may be able to pull up and tuck this excess skin into the armpit. This works best if you have loose, crepe-like skin in the lower inner arm area near the armpit and do not have too much excess fatty tissue.
If your excess skin extends like a bat wing from the armpit to the elbow, the only option is complete removal of the arm flab in a standard brachioplasty.
An extended Arm Lift is similar to a standard brachioplasty, except that the incision is extended along the arm down to the body to include loose skin and fatty tissue that might be just under the arm area along the side of the chest wall. Loose skin in that area is common in patients who have had massive weight loss.
Arm liposuction is an option for you if your skin has enough elasticity to shrink around the remaining tissues after your fat is removed. If your skin has poor elasticity, tissue sagging will be even more pronounced after fat is removed. Liposuction may also be used as an adjunct for fat removal in a standard brachioplasty procedure.
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