Toned, shapely arms are an attractive focal point of sleeveless tops and dresses and other figure-revealing styles. Unfortunately, the upper arm is generally one of the most challenging areas on your body to tone as you age. Aging, weight fluctuations, and even genetics all contribute to noticeable skin laxity on the upper arm, which can be detrimental to confidence.
Arm Lift Surgery
Dr. Patronella performs arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, for his patients. For this surgery, excess skin and tissue will be removed and the upper arm will be sculpted to reveal a tighter, smoother, and more youthful contour. This procedure allows your underlying muscles to shine through, and it enhances your self-esteem. No longer will you feel like you need to hide your arms under sleeves.
Arm Lift Candidates
Candidates for arm lift surgery suffer from sagging and drooping skin, excess tissue, and localized fat on the upper arms that have become apparent after aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. Candidates should be physically healthy, at a stable weight, and non-smoking individuals who have realistic expectations of their results.
Arm Lift Procedure
Dr. Patronella performs arm lift surgery under general anesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. Discreet incisions are made, typically running from the armpit to the elbow. This incision may be shorter or longer depending on the amount of skin laxity and correction needed; the procedure is hand-tailored to fit your needs. From here, excess tissue and skin are removed before the skin is redraped to highlight your newly contoured look. If you have localized pockets of fat, then liposuction can be combined with your arm lift to reduce them and further sculpt the upper arms. Incisions are then closed.