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Arm Lift

Arm Lift

Due to weight loss, gravity or natural aging, your skin will gradually begin to lose its elasticity. For some, changes in the consistency of their skin are a tolerable part of getting older.For others, the excess skin causes concerns with their appearance and the contours of their body.

Your arms can become susceptible to skin laxity over time, and if you have lost a significant amount of weight, one of the troubling results you will face is an excess of hanging skin.. Arm lift surgery removes excess skin, repositions underlying tissues, and improves the overall shape of the arms.

Why Receive an Arm Lift?

The “bat wing” that appears underneath the upper arm can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, even if you are at a healthy weight. You may be hesitant to wear short-sleeve shirts and tank tops in fear that your unshapely arms detract from the way you look.

Although you may exercise on a regular basis and eat a healthy diet, these habits are not usually enough to restore elasticity to the skin. Many patients with hanging skin underneath their arms will receive an arm lift to achieve the results they are looking for.

An arm lift tightens the loose skin that surrounds the arms and also reduces unwanted fat if necessary. Depending on the extent of the hanging skin and excess fat, Dr. Williams might also employ liposuction to make the arms more proportional with the rest of your body.

Successful arm lift surgery will help your arms align with the rest of your physique and help you feel more confident in your body. For post-bariatric patients, arm lift surgery is an effective body contouring technique that puts the finishing touches on your weight loss journey.

Should You Undergo Arm Lift Surgery?

Dr. Williams will consult with you about arm lift surgery and help you determine whether the procedure will create your desired enhancement. If you are currently near a healthy weight, but still exhibit excess skin underneath your arms, then arm lift surgery may be a viable option.

Dr. Williams will examine the treatment area to understand and choose the best surgical technique, and he will take the time to review your personal goals and schedule. He will develop a treatment plan that targets the specific imperfections lining your arms and involves very minimal downtime.

Typically, arm lift surgery starts with an incision from the armpit to the elbow, but if the majority of excess skin is located toward the top of the arm, Dr. Williams will make a shorter incision. Regardless of the location of the technique, Dr. Williams will ensure that it is as inconspicuous as possible.

With access to the underlying tissues in the arm, Dr. Williams will remove excess skin and fat and finish the procedure by closing the incisions with sutures. You will notice the absence of excess skin immediately and enjoy the full results of your arm lift in a matter of weeks.

If you would like more information about arm lift surgery, or to find out whether an arm lift is right for you, contact Dr. Williams at 702-259-3223 and schedule a consultation.