Arm Lift: For Better Looking Arms

After significant weight loss, people often find large amounts of excess skin lingering all over their body. It is not that they didn’t try hard enough to lose the weight, but instead the cause of this excess skin is aging which causes skin elasticity to diminish as our bodies get older. Having smooth and slim upper arms is a confidence booster and helps men and women feel better about themselves. When excess skin droops from the underarm to the elbow the skin tends to wave as the limbs are in motion. This can make people feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about their arms. For a tightly-shaped arm, an arm lift will improve the look of your arms and get rid of the flabby waves.

An arm lift, medically termed as brachioplasty, reshapes the bottom portion of the upper arm, from the armpit to the elbow by use of liposuction or excision of skin. An incision is placed on the inner part or back of the arm depending on the areas of treatment. Liposuction will then remove excess fatty tissues and excess skin can be removed. The surgeon will then reshape the arm, making the skin smooth and tightened over the new contour of the arm.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 15,000 upper arm lifts were done in 2012. Women made up 98 percent of the total, because for most women this is a target area for unwanted fat that is difficult to get rid of. The increasing popularity of this procedure is in response to the rise of sleeveless fashion and the demand for sleek and trim arms being shown off by celebrity women like First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Jennifer Aniston. Healthy diet and exercise cannot remove the fat and excess skin that is left behind after weight loss, but an arm lift makes it possible to define and reshape arms to desirable results.

Am I a candidate for an Arm Lift?

Arm lift surgeries are commonly performed by board certified plastic surgeons. A candidate must be be in good general physical and psychological health. All candidates should have realistic and attainable goals for a successful arm lift. Possible candidates include:

  • A patient at or near their desired weight

  • Does not have major health conditions

  • Unhappy with arms appearance

  • Those with excess, hanging skin

  • Those who are non-smokers or willing to quit

What are the benefits of an arm lift?

Patients experience a long lasting impact from an arm lift surgery. Within weeks of the procedure they immediately feel the difference and carry themselves with more confidence. Some of the many benefits of an arm lift include:

  • Increased self-esteem and confidence

  • Slender and rejuvenated arms

  • Better muscle definition

  • Comfortable wearing sleeveless clothing

  • Clothing fits better

The surgery itself also has its share of benefits. The surgeon only needs a few hours to remove the excess skin and fat and does not require the patient to stay overnight. Only a recovery period of 10 to 14 days is needed for a healthy recovery post surgery.

Look forward to better looking arms

Initial bruising and swelling occur after the surgery, but that disappears over time. After the bandages come off, so will the sleeves from those T-shirts and blouses. You can be able to raise your hand and wave without feeling ashamed of flapping skin dangling from your arms. Those arms are smooth and sexy now, there is no need to hide them.

The new shape and toned upper arm improves appearance and touch. The results of an arm lift are long lasting, as long as the patient maintains their weight and engages in fitness activity. As the body ages, it is natural for certain places to lose firmness, but you do not have to live with those imperfections. Get an arm lift from Accurate Aesthetics Plastic surgery and say goodbye to those saggy arms. Say hello to slim and toned arms, and get the feeling you have always longed for. Find out how to get an arm lift today.

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