What is an Arm Lift?

Arm LiftAn arm lift (known as Brachioplasty) is a procedure to remove excess skin
and fat from the arms. This procedure may be right for you if the underside
of your upper arms is sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin
and fat. Aging, weight gain, and heredity can cause this condition which
cannot be corrected through exercise.

Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

To be a good candidate for this procedure, you should be in good health,
have a stable weight, not be significantly overweight as well as have a
positive outlook and realistic expectations. The procedure is not
recommended for smokers and patients who have medical conditions that
might affect the healing process.

Arm Lift Surgery Preparation

Before an arm lift, you should stop taking any blood-thinning medications and
vitamins, such as aspirin or herbal remedies that promote bleeding. This is
something we will review with you if you decide to do the procedure. You
should make sure to continue drinking plenty of water and maintain a
healthy weight.

An arm lift is normally performed under general anesthesia and can last
from one to three hours. It is important that you have someone available to
drive you home following the surgery.

What Happens After the Procedure?

Following an arm lift procedure, you may be able to return to normal activities
in about two weeks and resume strenuous activities in three to four weeks.
Your board-certified plastic surgeon at Atlanta Plastic Surgery will give you
specific instructions on managing your recovery such as when you can
shower, begin exercising, and more.

You should expect your arm lift results should be long-lasting. Keeping a
stable weight is vital to maintaining a good result. It is important to
remember that skin tends to become looser as we age
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