An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that is used to get rid of unwanted skin on the arms. Having a lot of excess skin on the upper arms can be extremely upsetting. It can cause a person to act or dress in a way that they do not like. For example, a person may love the idea of wearing sleeveless clothing. However, the excess skin on their upper arms is too embarrassing to show. Or a person may try to restrict their movements in an effort to hide their excess skin. They may wave in a different way or make less pronounced movements so that others cannot see their excess arm skin.
If you are interested in an arm lift, the very first thing that you are likely wondering is if you are a candidate for the procedure. In order to be a good candidate for the procedure, you must have excess skin on your upper arms that you want to have removed.
There are quite a few reasons why a person may be dealing with excess skin on their upper arms. One of the first reasons has to do with the aging process. No matter what we do, as we get older, our skin begins to lose volume. This causes it to sag. This happens everywhere on the body, including the arms.
Another reason why you may have excess skin on your arms is because you lost quite a bit of weight and now you have a lot of excess skin. No matter the reason why you have the excess arm skin, the important thing is that you want to do something about it.
While it is true that an arm lift is sometimes combined with liposuction in order to get rid of excess fat in the upper arms, we encourage all of our patients to live a healthy lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet and exercising. You must already be at a relatively healthy weight in order to qualify for the procedure.
The very best way for you to learn if you are a good candidate for an arm lift is to schedule a consultation at the office of Beth Collins, MD in Guilford. Our skilled surgeon can evaluate your arms, health and medical history and help you determine if this is the right procedure for you. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office!