Sagging, drooping skin in the underarm region can be caused by several factors and a difficult area to target with diet and exercise. At Tarola Plastic Surgery, our arm lift procedure will reshape the contour of your arm for a more proportioned, toned appearance.
Contact us at our Murfreesboro office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Tarola, who will discuss your cosmetic goals with you and determine if an arm lift is right for you.
What is an Arm Lift?
The effects of aging, fluctuations in weight, and hereditary factors can result in excess fat or skin in the underarm region. Even with exercise, sometimes this problem is not remedied even when muscle is built. An arm lift , also known as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that tightens loose skin and removes localized fat from the underarm to the elbow to achieve tighter skin and a more toned appearance.
An arm lift involves an incision placed on the inside of your upper arm. The incision pattern and length depends on each individual situation as well as the location and amount of the excess tissue being removed. Arm lifts are often performed in conjunction with liposuction, which can be discussed with Dr. Tarola during your consultation.
Who is a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
Doctor Tarola will evaluate patients on a case by case basis, but in general, good candidates for an arm lift procedure are:
- Adults who are not significantly overweight
- Individuals in generally good health who do not have conditions that could possibly impair surgery or healing.
- Those who maintain realistic cosmetic expectations of what an arm lift can and cannot do.
What is Recovery Like?
After surgery, your incision will be closed with either absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed in about a week. Bandages and supportive dressings will be wrapped around your arm in order to cushion and support the new contours of your arm. Small, thin tubes may also be placed underneath your skin in order to drain excess fluids as you are healing. Doctor Tarola will inform you of how to properly care for your treated area after surgery as well as any medications to take and how to identify signs of infection or proper healing.
Swelling and bruising are common side effects following an arm lift procedure, and it may be necessary to keep your arms elevated for several days. Any discomfort you may experience is usually controlled with medication, and you may be advised to return to light walking as soon as possible to avoid the risk of clotting.
If you’re ready to feel better about the way your arms look and feel, contact Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro today.
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