The natural aging process, sagging of loose skin, and the accumulation of fat deposits in the upper arms can cause the upper arm to be unattractive and look “flabby.” This unappealing upper arm appearance may negatively affect many people’s self-esteem and confidence. To restore a more slender and attractive appearance to the upper arms, Dr. George Alexander performs arm lift surgery at his Las Vegas practice.
What Is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift, also known as “brachioplasty,” is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the arms by removing excess skin and fat from the upper region of the arms.
An arm lift can effectively:
- Remove sagging skin
- Eliminate excess fat deposits
- Reshape the arms into more attractive contours
Candidates for Arm Lift Surgery
Although arm lift surgery can be performed on just about anyone who desires it, middle-aged individuals as well as people who have experienced major weight loss are best suited for this procedure. Candidates for arm lift surgery are in good overall health and feel self-conscious about the appearance of their arms. Arm lift surgery typically produces very effective results, but patients should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure and understand that the trade off is a scar.
Arm Lift Procedure
Arm lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis with the patient under general anesthesia. Once the extent of correction needed is determined, Dr. Alexander makes inconspicuous incisions on the underside of the upper arms and removes stretched and sagging skin as well as fat. Once the remaining skin is redraped to reveal improved upper arm contours, the incisions will be closed and bandaged.
Arm Lift Recovery
There will be some discomfort following the procedure, but prescribed medication usually alleviates these symptoms. Dr. Alexander will redress the bandages as you heal. Although most patients can return to work about a week after surgery, they should avoid any strenuous activities for at least four weeks. It is important to follow Dr. Alexander’s postoperative instructions to ensure a swift and safe recovery.
Results From Arm Lift
The results from arm lift surgery will be immediately apparent, and noticeable improvements will develop over the coming weeks. The final results of this procedure will be long lasting as long as patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. Overall, most patients are very satisfied with the improved appearance of their arms and typically see an improvement in their self-esteem.
If the appearance of your arms is negatively affecting your quality of life, we welcome you to contact Dr. Alexander & Co. today. Please call (702) 242-6776 or fill out our online contact form. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Alexander and his experienced staff look forward to meeting you during your initial consultation.