While exercise and weight training can develop the arm muscles, it can’t reduce the amount of sagging skin created by time or weight loss. If you want to rid your arms of the extra skin, book a consultation with Dr. Haydon to discuss your goals.
The upper arm lift surgery procedure
Every patient is unique. When you meet with Dr. Haydon to discuss your upper arm lift surgery, he’ll explain where the incision will be made on your arm and the length of the cut. Both factors depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. Generally, incisions are made on the inside or back of the arm. In some cases, the incision may extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. If there is only a small excess in the upper arm near the armpit, a smaller modified incision can be used with a more concealed scar.
Once the skin is removed, and additional fat tissue liposuctioned if needed, the underlying supportive tissue is reshaped and tightened to support the new contour. The skin is pulled smooth over your arm to reveal a toned, trim look.
The procedure typically takes about 1-2 hours and the recovery is 1-2 weeks in most cases.