Is an Arm Lift Right For Me?

arm liftHave you noticed any loose, hanging skin on your arm, yet a well-balanced diet and exercise are not working? If so, then an arm lift is the perfect solution. Sagging skin on the arm can be caused by a number of factors, such as natural aging, losing weight, and genetics. 

What Is An Arm Lift?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape a person’s upper arm. This is done by surgically removing the loose skin, and suctioning out any unwanted fat deposits using liposuction. Arm lifts are usually performed from the elbow to the armpit areas. 

Who Can Benefit From An Arm Lift?

Anyone who suffers from a “bat-like” appearance or has sagging or drooping skin on their arms can greatly benefit from an arm lift. People who lose weight can also benefit from this procedure. The reason why people who have weight loss may need an arm lift is because of the skin laxity that occurs. When people with a high BMI lose a lot of weight, the skin loses the necessary proteins to keep it firm. As a result, it causes the skin to lose its elasticity. 

How To Decide If An Arm Lift Is Right For You

As with many cosmetic procedures, there are requirements people must fulfill before they can have an arm lift done. 

Here is what can make you an ideal candidate for an arm lift:

  • You have severe skin laxity in your arms.
  • Your weight is stable.
  • You do not have a condition that would interfere with the healing process.

Dr. Robert Brueck will gauge whether or not you are an ideal candidate for an arm lift during your consultation. 

What Are The Risks Of An Arm Lift?

Since arm lifts are a type of surgical procedure, there are risks you need to take into account. The standard surgical risks include bleeding, scarring, increased risk of infection, and having an allergic reaction to the anesthesia. Other risks you need to be aware of are over-correction, asymmetrical results, and potential nerve damage. 

Schedule An Appointment For An Arm Lift at Fort Myers, FL

Dr. Robert J. Brueck is a board-certified plastic surgeon who provides state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures in Fort Myers, Florida. If you have recently lost weight or have sagging skin due to natural aging, contact us at 239-939-5233 to schedule an appointment for an arm lift today. 

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