An arm lift procedure is great for those who have a little extra skin on the arms that may be sagging due to gravity or weight loss. Also known as a brachioplasty, an arm lift reduces excess fat and skin that is lingering on your arm between the underarm and the elbow. The procedure reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours and will result in a more proportionate appearance. Sometimes the arm lift procedure will include liposuction if you choose, but with or without liposuction an arm lift can correct the drooping of skin on the arms and add a toned look to your upper body. If you are interested in Austin arm lift, please fill out the form on the top of this page for a consultation.
Arm Lift Candidates
The best candidates for an Austin arm lift are those who have recently undergone a significant weight loss. Weight loss causes excess skin and flab under the arms, giving it a jiggly effect when you move your arm. If you do not have a lot of excess fat or skin under your arm but you want it to look smaller and more toned, then exercise should be able to do the trick, and an arm lift may not be the right choice. Dr. Haydon can let you know if you are a good arm lift candidate during your consultation.
About Arm Lift Procedures
For patients who have minimal upper arm fat excess, with no skin excess, liposuction alone can be effective. For patients that have some extra skin that is minimal in nature and is located near the arm pit, an improvement can be attained through a scar limited to the arm pit. For patients who present a lot of upper arm excess, as in the case of most massive weight loss patients, tissue must be removed through a scar that runs from the elbow, through the arm pit, and onto the side of the chest.
The arm lift surgery itself takes 1 to 2 hours to complete and is an outpatient procedure. Bandages will be removed within a week and you’ll be able to return to work within 3 to 7 days. For more information on Austin arm lift by Dr. Haydon, please contact our office or fill out the form on this page for a consulatation today.