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Is an Arm LIft Right for You?

Arm lift is an effective way to remove the sagging skin from the upper arms, which is often bothersome to patients, especially when they wear short sleeve shirts. The arm lift combined with Body-Jet liposuction, leads to tightening and repositioning of the skin into a youthful normal shape and proportions.

For some women, there is a small amount of excess arm skin, which cannot be treated without direct surgical removal of the skin.

An arm lift is also indicated in patients who have marked amounts of excess skin, often due to massive weight loss. Such extra skin is commonly found in patients that have undergone bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass or laparoscopic band surgery.

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Some patients desire improvement of the arms without the scars caused by arm lift surgery. In patients with a small amount of skin excess and significant fat excess, Body-Jet liposuction can be a good alternative. However, if there is significant sagging skin or loose skin with poor elasticity, then direct skin removal with one of the arm lift techniques will be needed.

With most arm lift techniques, Body-Jet liposuction is also used to help with the removal of the tissue and to sculpt the surrounding areas.

In most patients, an incision from the underarm to the elbow will be used. The incision will be placed at the back of the arm. All of the excess skin and underlying fat are removed. Sometimes a drain is then placed under the tissues. The skin is then reshaped, tightened and closed with internal sutures.

Arm lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and you may go home one to two hours after your surgery concludes. After five to seven days, you will feel well and can resume most routine home and work activities however, exercise and vigorous activities with the arms are limited until three to four weeks after surgery.

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But, as always, we don't expect you to make this decision alone. When you see us for a consultation our team will review this information with you and help you become informed and confident in your choices.

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