Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.
Dr. Potter performs an arm lift, or brachioplasty procedure, in Hays, Kansas, to reduce excess sagging skin that droops downward in the upper arm. The procedure tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue and redefines the shape of your upper arm. It can also reduce the localized pockets of fat in your upper arm region.
If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat, arm lift surgery may be right for you.
Who are the best arm lift candidates?
In general, arm lift candidates include:
- Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
- Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
- Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
- Non-smokers, Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
What can I expect after my arm lift?
The smoother, tighter contours that result from arm lift surgery are apparent almost immediately following your procedure. Initial results will be obscured by swelling and bruising, and a scar will remain where the incision was made.
Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
How long do the results last?
The results of arm lift surgery will be long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent.
Following Dr. Potter’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.