If you have unsightly sagging skin on the upper arms because of aging, genetics, or weight loss, then you may be a candidate for upper arm lift surgery. Also called brachioplasty, it is intended to reduce or eliminate excess skin from the upper arms.
While exercise can improve and strengthen muscle tone in your upper arms, it can’t address excess skin that has lost elasticity. If you are generally in good health and not significantly overweight, then arm lift surgery can restore a healthier, youthful appearance.
What to Expect with Your Arm Lift
Our arm lift procedures are performed in Atlanta on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Most arm lift surgeries are completed in one-and-a-half to two to three hours, depending on the amount of excess skin. The procedure involves removing excess skin along an incision, which ideally falls along the line of blouse seam. The length and pattern of the incision are determined by how much skin will be removed.
If necessary, liposuction will be used to remove excess fat. Your skin will then be draped over the new contours and excess skin will be removed. After your arm lift, your incisions will be loosely wrapped in elastic bandages to minimize swelling.
Following your arm lift procedure, your upper arms will either wrapped or placed in an elastic sleeve to reduce swelling. Initial healing usually occurs in 10 to 14 days. Sutures are usually removed within the first one to two weeks. Swelling and bruising gradually disappear over three to four weeks.
All swelling is gone in three to six months. The scars fade in six to 24 months depending on your skin. An additional procedure that may enhance the result is liposuction of the upper arms.
Scheduling Your Arm Lift Consultation in Atlanta
To schedule a confidential arm lift consultation in our Atlanta office, call 470.381.6500 or click here to submit the consultation request form.