Have you opted for an upper arm lift to get rid of your sagging arms? A brachioplasty or upper arm lift may be just what you need to remove that excess skin and tissue from your sagging arms. It is often done on patients who have lost a lot of weight. For whatever reason you have in opting for this procedure, there are some things you should keep in mind.
Recovery is Involved
After surgery, it will take some time to recover. You will also have your arms wrapped in bandages and support dressings to help cushion your arm and aid the healing process. When many patients resume their daily activities, they will not be able to exercise or engage in other strenuous activities until they have fully recovered. When you have fully recovered, you can enjoy your tighter, younger-looking arms for years to come.
While an upper arm lift works to mainly remove sagging and drooping skin, the procedure can also help in other ways. During the procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tarola, will work to contour and tighten your upper arms while removing excess skin, tissue and fat. When Dr. Tarola removes this excess fat, it is gone and will not come back. This procedure can also help with wrinkling as Dr. Tarola works to tighten your skin. After the procedure, you will want to keep a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain your long-lasting results.
Be at a Stable Weight
In order to be a good candidate for an upper arm lift, you will need to be at a relatively stable weight. Weight fluctuations will impair the results. For example, losing more weight after getting an arm lift will leave the patient with more sagging and loose skin. If a patient has lost a lot of weight through surgery or conventional means, they need to maintain their new weight for some time before getting an arm lift.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have any questions or concerns about an upper arm lift, we encourage you to set up a consultation with our office at Tarola Plastic Surgery. Our offices are located in Murfreesboro, TN and Hendersonville, TN. You no longer need to try to hide your sagging arms when you opt for this procedure!
Our medical team specializes in a variety of procedures including, BOTOX®, Kybella®, mommy makeovers, and body cosmetic surgery services. Contact us today to make an appointment!