When it comes to body image, many people pinpoint large arms with loose or heavy skin as the one issue that makes them the most self-conscious. It is the area of the body that is the most difficult to hide, especially during the summer months, and most clothes that are able to hide the arms are unflattering.
Diet and exercise are proven ways to lose weight and tone various parts of body, but as we age, the upper arms may retain excess fat, become prone to skin laxity, and prove impossible to trim, even with weight training. This can be incredibly frustrating.
About Arm Lift Surgery
Arm lift surgery addresses flabby skin and lumpy fat along the upper arms. This condition may be constantly present, but is often most noticeable when the arms are extended. The technique used for arm lift depends entirely on how much skin and fat needs to be removed.
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Fata may recommend a traditional arm lift during which an incision is placed along the groove between your biceps and triceps. With this incision, excess fat is removed through liposuction before unnecessary skin is excised from the body. Results from a traditional arm lift can be profoundly transformative.
In cases where less skin will need to be removed, Dr. Fata may suggest a short-scar arm lift. With this method, the incision is placed in the armpit, entirely hiding the scar after recovery. Short-scar arm lift, also known as a hidden arm lift, will not be as effective at removing excess skin, but can be used to eliminate minor skin laxity.
If the issue impacting your arms is fat alone, liposuction may be the best option. Dr. Fata uses advanced liposuction techniques that encourage skin shrinkage and may be very effective in cases where only minor sagging is present.
Arm Lift Candidates
Arm lift addresses loose skin and excess fat in the upper arms. The best candidates for arm lift surgery are people who have not been able to address these issues through diet and exercise.
Arm lift surgery is not a tool for weight loss and is best for people who are close to their goal BMI. However, it is one of a series of lift procedures that may be performed following major weight loss through bariatric surgery. Arm lift is not a good solution for people with thick, heavy arms and large amounts of fat.
Ideal arm lift candidates will need to be in generally good health, be willing to give up all tobacco products, and be able to take time to rest after their procedure. Arm lift recovery can take a few weeks, during which time some restrictions on activities will be necessary. During your follow up visits, Dr. Fata will carefully assess your progress to help you determine when it is safe to resume all normal activities.
Arm Lift Costs
At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, your arm lift will cost around $5,470. This fee is all inclusive and covers the surgeon fee, the surgery center fee, the anesthesiologist fee, and all follow-up care by Dr. Fata. During your initial consultation, we can discuss financing options including financing through local banks, to help ensure you are prepared for the cost of arm lift surgery.
Arm lift can be performed on its own or in combination with other procedures. Some popular combinations include:
Liposuction may also be used on various parts of the body to produce appealing contours that are more complimentary to the new shape of your arms. During your initial consultation, Dr. Fata will listen to your concerns to help you decide if additional procedures might prove useful in your case.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn if you are a good candidate for arm lift surgery, please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 317-575-9152 today. We serve patients throughout the Midwest as well as Carmel and Indianapolis, Indiana, and will be glad to schedule a confidential consultation for you.