Would I have better results to build muscle before or after an arm lift? (Photo)
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Thank you for you question and pictures. It appears that you are a great candidate for the arm lift,you do not have to build muscle before surgery but it would help. Please consult with a board certified PS, best of luck!
Would I have better results to build muscle before or after an arm lift?
Yes, it would be better to build muscle after the arm lift. Although if the skin is very tight, the tension of the muscle on the skin can make the scar appear wider and thicker. The latest information is that you should get fractional CO2 +/- a vascular laser for redness, included in your surgery price and package.
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Arm lift after weight loss
- You can begin before surgery -
- The inactivity of surgery will make the muscles atrophy but they will be easier to build up after surgery if you had begun to work on them before.
- More muscle increases circulation and addd volume.
- The weights can be between 3 - 5 pounds, with 30 repetitions, done every other day.
- If you haven 't worked out before, one session with a physical therapist will help you to do weights safely.
Muscle after arm lift
Timing of arm lift surgery
Congratulations on your weight loss! The upper arms are often an area that needs to be addressed after massive weight loss. The skin has a tendency to be very thin and damaged from the excess weight and does not tighten after the weight is gone. The only way to gain improvement is with a full brachioplasty. I don't think that the timing of muscle building within your arm will affect your result. If you are ready to proceed with surgery, I would encourage you to make an appointment with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an in person examination. Go ahead and proceed with surgery. You can definitely work out after surgery to try to improve your muscle tone.
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