As summer approaches, some women are apprehensive about wearing sleeveless tops and dresses because of the appearance of their arms. Many times, no matter how much you diet or exercise, the upper arms can display a sagging appearance, especially as you age. Further, if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, it may be nearly impossible to tighten the loose skin without the help of cosmetic treatments.
An arm lift is a fantastic solution to tighten, tone and reduce fat in the upper arms. Read on for more about this treatment at Dr. Andrew Lofman’s Michigan plastic surgery office specializing in arm lifts.
An arm lift is a popular plastic surgery treatment today, with tens of thousands performed in the U.S. each year. Also known as a brachioplasty, this procedure aims to remove extra skin in the upper arm area (in the area that droops). Often referred to as the “batwing,” this area can be difficult to treat on your own.
During an arm lift, Dr. Andrew makes an incision in the arm and removes excess skin where needed. Depending on the patient’s unique needs, liposuction may be performed to reduce areas of unwanted fat in the arm, also. Finally, the skin is stitched into its place. The result is a smoother, tighter look with supportive tissue being more defined. In all, the procedure takes about two hours and the downtime is fairly minimal. Patients can even get back to exercising within four weeks following the treatment.
The discomfort with an arm lift is extremely tolerable and most patients stop pain medication within a few days. This treatment is typically done under general anesthesia, in addition to numbing medicine, to keep you as comfortable as possible. The incision is usually in the armpit area or in a lower area on the arm where it is not highly visible.
This treatment is not only effective for its aesthetic value. Many people with excess arm skin are uncomfortable with it rubbing against clothing, resulting in rashes. A consultation will determine if you are a good candidate for an arm lift.
Dr. Andrew Lofman is a preferred plastic surgeon in the Detroit area, with thousands of happy patients having received his treatments. With an over decade-long career, Dr. Andrew is proud to be double board-certified and well as a RealSelf Top Doctor, allowing him to offer his expertise to men and women all around the world researching plastic surgery.
Having earned the title of “Top Plastic Surgeon” by the Consumer Research Council of America for years straight, Dr. Andrew’s skill and education are only topped by his compassionate nature. His top priority is making his patients feel comfortable and putting safety and education first.
If you’re frustrated with the look of your arms, there is help! Contact Dr. Andrew today for a consultation.