From aging to genetics to weight loss, all manner of factors can result in loose skin on the arms. The underside of the upper arm is especially vulnerable to losing its contours over time. On their own, our bodies simply struggle with keeping that area contoured. An arm lift aims to do what our body can’t on its own, and restore your upper arm area to a tight and contoured look for an impressive tone.
At SynergyMD, we focus on providing our patients with an optimized and transformative experience that boosts their confidence. We personalize every arm lift procedure to create an ideal outcome for each patient using modern techniques and the latest advancements. Contact us today to learn more and get started on achieving a toned and contoured look.
What Is an Arm Lift?
Also called brachioplasty, this cosmetic procedure targets loose skin and stubborn fat along the upper arm. The under portion of this area is highly vulnerable to sagging and an overall loose look. It works by precise removal of excess skin and fat. But the critical part is tightening the remaining skin to create a natural but highly toned look. When performed by an experienced surgeon, an arm lift should look natural, not like the skin is pulled or unnaturally tight.
Patients often combine their arm lift procedure with other plastic surgeries to see improved results. Common combinations include liposuction, a thigh lift, and a tummy tuck. An arm lift can also be included as part of a mommy makeover, a group of procedures ideal for mothers who want to get back their pre-baby bodies.
Is an Arm Lift Right for Me?
Whether your upper arms are loose due to aging or weight loss, an arm lift could be what you need. This procedure is a powerful way to restore the contours of your arms and improve your overall appearance. The ideal arm lift candidate will need to be close to their target weight without major plans for additional weight loss. Any significant weight changes after surgery can interfere with your results. Additionally, an arm lift candidate will be in overall good health and non-smoking, as these two factors are crucial for recovery.
When you schedule your consultation at SynergyMD, you can have a one-on-one discussion with Dr. Brown to see if an arm lift is right for you. Based on your discussed goals and expectations, Dr. Brown can provide you with a personalized treatment plan that paves the way to your target aesthetic.
What Is the Recovery Like?
Every patient recovers from an arm lift at their own pace, depending on their health, age, and their unique procedure. However, the general outline remains similar, with most patients taking about 2 weeks off from work after their arm lift procedure. During this time, the patient’s arms will have some swelling and discomfort, but we will give you medication and methods to manage both these factors.
We will see you for follow-up visits to ensure your arm lift recovery is on track. Additionally, we provide you with complete instructions and information to ensure your recovery goes well, giving you optimal arm lift results. Some key instructions include avoiding any strenuous activity or lifting for several weeks after your arm lift. Once you have recovered enough, Dr. Brown can let you know when you may resume various physical activities, starting with mild and working toward more strenuous activities.
When Can I See Results?
While the contour of your arm should be immediately improved, it can take time for your final results to become apparent. As the swelling in your arms goes down and the bandages are removed, you should begin to see your final results. Most patients can see their complete results after a month or a couple of months. While arm lift results can last for years, it will be important to maintain a stable weight and care for your arms. Significant changes in weight after surgery can distort your results.
Dr. Brown also ensures that any scarring remains out of sight. By placing incisions in naturally hidden parts of the arm, only your results should be showing, not any scars. However, following your recovery instructions will be vital to healing properly with minimal scarring.
Take the first step today toward restoring your body with a personalized arm lift procedure at SynergyMD. Start by scheduling your consultation for a one-on-one meeting with your surgeon to learn more about our procedures and see which is right for you. We work closely with our patients at every step, ensuring you receive a fully-tailored experience that brings out the best results. Call SynergyMD or use our online form to lock in your consultation for an arm lift today!
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