If you have lost a lot of weight by yourself or following bariatric surgery, your health has probably improved. Significant weight loss usually leaves marks in the form of stretch marks and excess skin in the stomach, thighs, breasts and arms areas. Cosmetic surgery can treat the unwanted consequences of weight loss in the upper arms with arm lift surgery, also called brachioplasty.
How is the arm lift performed ?
The arm lift is a procedure involving an incision in the back of the upper arms, the removal of excess tissues (fat and skin) and tightening the skin in order to rejuvenate and tone up the arms. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and does not require an extended hospitalization. The recovery is approximately 2 weeks long. Scars are located in the under arms and fade over time, they can extend along the back of the upper arms and flanks in case of significant skin removal.
Who is it for ?
Brachioplasty is usually requested by patients after significant weight loss, but it can also offer excellent results for : Arms that have lost their tone because of natural aging. Arms with flabby or sagging skin (hereditary).Oftentimes, excess skin in the upper arms, described as ‘bat wings’, affects people with a stable weight who exercise regularly and eat healthy. Despite their efforts, these patients cannot get rid of this excess skin, which is why the arm lift is often the most efficient treatment course. In order to know if this procedure fits your needs, do not hesitate to contact Dr.Balti through the contact form of this website. He will give all the information you need to make an informed decision you will not regret. To know more about the operation, you can also go on the brachioplasty page of this website.