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Look and Feel Years Younger with an Arm Lift
If you are concerned with loose skin and stubborn fat deposits on the upper arms, Dr. Azita Madjidi may recommend arm lift surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Madjidi will trim away and tighten loose skin. She may also use liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. Although an arm lift addresses a small area of the body, it can have dramatic results on your overall appearance. To learn more about arm lift surgery at our Houston clinic, schedule your consultation today.
Arm Lift Candidates
If you are self conscious about loose, drooping skin on your upper arms, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. This procedure is not a weight loss treatment, and it should not replace diet and exercise. However, it may be a great solution if routine toning exercises seem to have no effect on your upper arms. Additionally, as an arm lift candidate, you should:
- Be in good physical health
- Be at or near your healthy weight range
- Be a non-smoker
- Have realistic expectations for the procedure
Arm lifts are suitable for patients with all body types. However, the procedure can be especially beneficial if you have recently lost a large amount of weight, leaving you with stretched skin on your upper arms.
The Surgical Procedure
Before your surgery, an anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia or IV sedation. Then, Dr. Madjidi will create incisions in your armpit and upper arms, and trim away excess skin. If needed, she can also eliminate stubborn fat cells with liposuction. When she has created a slimmer contour, Dr. Madjidi will drape the skin across the new structure of your arms. Then she will carefully close up the incisions using sutures or surgical tape.
Dr. Madjidi may use different incision patterns to perform your arm lift. The one she chooses will depend on your particular needs and preferences. The options include:
- Limited-incision arm lift: If you have a smaller amount of excess skin, Dr. Madjidi may create a small incision, concealed in your armpit.
- Standard arm lift: This common version of arm lift surgery involves an incision in the armpit, extending down along your inner, upper arm.
Recovery and Results
Following an arm lift, you will experience some swelling and slight discomfort. You should get plenty of rest and plan to take at least one week off from work. During this time, you should also avoid strenuous physical activity, and sleep with your arms elevated on pillows. Moderate walking a few days after your surgery can also help to speed your healing.
If you are considering arm lift surgery, you should remember that there will be some visible scars. Certain ointments and skin care products can help minimize their appearance, but they will not completely disappear. Nevertheless, like many patients, you may feel that these scars are a small price to pay for the many benefits of arm lift surgery. Your slimmer arms could enhance your entire figure and give you an enormous boost of confidence.
Learn More about Arm Lifts
Find out if an arm lift is right for you! Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Madjidi.
by Azita Madjidi