Arm Lift

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Get Thinner and More Toned Arms With an Arm Lift
You are probably familiar with the idea of a tummy tuck. It’s the amazing procedure that helps eliminate excess skin and tone the underlying muscles of the abdominal region. It’s currently one of the top plastic surgery procedures performed because it helps patients achieve their desired flat stomach and toned contours. What you may fail to realize is that it’s not only your abdomen that can benefit from a little nip and tuck. Unsightly, flabby arms can be corrected through a procedure known as bracioplasty, or arm lift surgery.

It is common to develop sagging, “bat-wing” arms as we age or fluctuate in weight. Unfortunately, this skin is extremely difficult to tone through diet and exercise. You may find yourself in the same boat as many other patients: you can lose fat and tone your midsection, but your arms lack definition.

Excess fat and skin that accumulates on the arms often affects your self-esteem and confidence. Chances are you shy away from strapless dresses, halter tops, and let’s not even joke about photographing your arms. It is too often that patients allow themselves to live, feeling defeated, with unattractive arms.

What Is an Arm Lift?
During the procedure, we remove sagging skin through an incision along the underside of the arm. If you have excess fatty tissue that accompanies your sagging skin, you may choose to have liposuction with your arm lift surgery. Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from the area, which slims the arms and achieves a thinner and more toned arm contour. Once the excess sagging skin and fat are removed, the remaining skin is draped to form with the underlying muscle and achieve arms that appear more toned and slender.

The “Scarless” Arm Lift

Although all incisions ultimately result in a scar, we take great care to hide the incisions on the inside of the arms so they cannot be seen from the front or the back when your arms are by your side. Depending on the amount of correction needed, the incision can be located in the armpit, halfway down the inside of the arm, or the full length of the upper arm. The length of the incision will depend on how much tissue removal is required. In addition to your scars being well hidden, they will continue to fade over time. 

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Sugar Land Plastic Surgeon