Excess skin hanging on the upper arms can not only be unsightly and embarrassing for some women, but it may seriously limit clothing options. For women in Detroit who struggle with this issue, Dr. Ellen performs arm lift surgery to tone and slenderize the upper arms.
For More Toned Upper Arms
Before and After Arm Lift
Brachioplasty (an arm lift) involves the removal of excess skin and tissue that may hang from the upper arms. Dr. Ellen may recommend the procedure for you if you have:
An arm lift is ideal for many women (and even some men) who experience excessive loose skin hanging from their upper arms. Skin elasticity is not as important as with other procedures, but you should be a nonsmoker and at a healthy, stable body weight.
Common Questions About an Arm Lift
How is an arm lift performed?
When Dr. Ellen performs an arm lift, she will make an incision along the inside of your upper arm. At this incision site, Dr. Ellen will remove the excess skin that hangs from your arm and may also use liposuction to further slenderize its appearance. When a satiafactory result is achieved, she will then close the incisions with sutures and apply a surgical dressing.
Will arm lift surgery leave scars?
Any surgery will likely leave some type of scar, whether it is easily noticeable or not. Arm lift surgery will leave a scar on the underside of your arm, but it will fade slightly and flatten out over time. Patients willingly accept some scarring as a trade-off to remove the excess hanging skin.
How will I care for my arms after surgery?
When you leave surgery, Dr. Ellen will have your arms wrapped in a compression garment which will maintain their new shape. You will need to limit your activity for several weeks. Recovery may impact your job for some time, if you do much manual work. Any swelling you experience will gradualy subside and discomfort can be managed with medication. Dr. Ellen may advise you to keep your arms elevated, which will be included in your post-operative instructions.
If you are a woman who struggles with persistent hanging skin on your upper arms, we encourage you to contact plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen for a consultation in Birmingham, MI. Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to answer your questions about arm lift surgery in the Detroit area. Please send us an email or call our office today at 248.258.5100 to schedule a consultation about arm lift surgery.