What can be achieved with an arm lift procedure?

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2020
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Even if you are considered “healthy and fit,” that doesn’t mean that your skin is the same as it used to be when you were younger. Dr. Homayoun Sasson finds that many men and women who have experienced weight loss or are aging will find themselves worried about excess skin hanging from the upper arms. Sometimes known as “bat wings,” this hanging skin can be bothersome, especially for patients who want to wear more revealing clothing. In situations such as this, many of our patients find improvement with a surgical procedure called an arm lift.

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is a plastic surgery procedure provided at Sasson Plastic Surgery in Great Neck, NY to remove the excess skin that hangs under the arms when they are lifted. This procedure, also known as brachioplasty, can be done to remove the excess skin, reduce sagging, tighten the skin, and improve the contours. This procedure addresses the area from the armpit to the elbow.

What can be achieved with an arm lift?

The primary goal of a brachioplasty procedure is to remove this excess skin and tighten the area for a more youthful appearance. The procedure itself is performed right in a hospital setting under general anesthetics. The doctor removes the excess skin and perhaps even fat that may be present. The incisions are done in areas where scarring will be less noticeable, such as underneath the arms near the armpit.

What about liposuction?

Liposuction is a specialized procedure that focuses on the removal of fat cells from the area of concern. However, it cannot address excess skin. Excess skin needs to be manually removed through surgery and sutured to ensure proper healing and a firmer upper arm appearance. Some patients may choose to have excess fat removed at the same time as their arm lift for optimum results.

Call Sasson Plastic Surgery today

If you are located in the area of Great Neck, NY and want to work with Dr. Homayoun Sasson to discuss procedures such as the arm lift, contact our team today at 1000 Northern Boulevard, Ste. 370. Our professionals are here to help you in achieving the body you’ve always wanted, and target specific areas that may make you feel self-conscious.

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