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Who is a good candidate for an arm lift procedure?

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2021
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Are you self-conscious about sagging skin on your upper arms when wearing bathing suits, tank tops, or sleeveless t-shirts? Do you find yourself avoiding lifting your arms to wave hello or goodbye because of excess fat that falls underneath? If you are struggling with excess fat and skin on the upper arm, you are not alone. Many adult men and women, regardless of weight, struggle with excess fat and skin in this area. To resolve it, many patients turn to a plastic surgeon who offers the arm lift procedure.

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is a plastic surgery used to remove excess fat and skin that may reside on the upper arm. While it can be related to significant weight loss or gain, it can also occur due to the natural process of aging as increased skin laxity occurs. Many patients want to tighten this area for better contours and shape, which can be done with the arm lift surgery.

How is an arm lift performed?

During the arm lift surgery, incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to reduce noticeable scarring after the procedure, such as inside of the arm or in the underarm area. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat in the area, and may be the only requirement to achieve results. For patients with significant amounts of fat and skin, sections of the skin may be removed and sutured to resolve sagging and tighten the upper arm area. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and patients will need to schedule recovery time off of work and certain activities such as exercise to facilitate faster healing and reduce the risk of complications such as infection. Patients will often need to avoid strenuous upper body lifting and activity for several weeks until they receive the okay from their doctor to become more active.

Thinking about moving forward with an arm lift?

Speak to a professional about your goals and find out if this procedure is right for you! Dr. Homayoun Sasson and his team at Sasson Plastic Surgery in Great Neck and Manhattan, NY offers this and many other body contouring and cosmetic surgery procedures. Call one of his two office locations to schedule your consultation appointment.

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