Do you have excess skin on your upper arms that droops? Do you find that no matter how hard you work out at the gym it doesn’t go away? In these cases, an Arm Lift (or a Brachioplasty) might be appropriate.
This condition is common in women. One of the ways it happens is after significant weight loss. It makes sense if you think about it. After you lose all the weight, the excess skin may remain. It can also occur simply due to aging. As the skin loses its elasticity, it sags.
The Arm Lift is designed to remove the excess skin and sculpt what remains to look the way you want. The concept behind it is fairly simple. An incision is made on the inside of the arm. Liposuction is used to remove the excess fat. Then skin can be trimmed and tightened as appropriate. This is where the sculpting comes in. Then the incision is closed.
If you only have a small amount of excess skin near the armpit, you might be a candidate for a minimal incision Arm Lift. In this case, a smaller incision is made at the top of the arm where it joins the armpit.
To find out if an Arm Lift is right for you, you should start with a consultation with our practice. That’s the best way that we know to get all your questions answered and for us to get a clear understanding of your goals. Then we’ll educate you about your available options, likely outcomes, risks, and recovery. Contact us at 727.547.9244 to schedule your appointment.
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Dr. Karen Singer understands these needs and has been transforming people’s appearances for more than 25 years. Dr. Singer combines extensive formal training with an artist’s eye for design, form, proportion and symmetry to produce great results. Dr. Singer earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors. After earning her MD at Harvard Medical School … [Read More]