You’ve dieted and exercised and worked hard to lose weight. You are finally at your desired weight which means most of your body looks great. Your upper arms, however, have that “wing” flap, which you don’t seem to be able to lose no matter how many toning exercises you do. In addition to weight loss, there are other causes of saggy arms, including:
- Loss of elasticity due to aging
A brachioplasty is performed under local anesthesia. Our highly-trained cosmetic surgeons will make an incision in the upper arm and remove excess fat. The skin is then pulled downwards to tighten the arm. The incision is stitched and bandaged. Brachioplasty is done in our Cranberry Township office and takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Patients will need someone to drive them home after the surgery. Post op, you may experience some swelling or bruising. Any pain or discomfort may be treated with over-the-counter or prescription medication. Patients can return to their normal activities as soon as they feel comfortable, usually within one week. Results are evident within a few weeks and patients will continue to see improvements for up to 6 months. The only visible evidence of the surgery is a tiny scar in the armpit area.
Is there an area of your body that could be improved with some added volume or filling? You can have the fat that is removed from your upper arm harvested (removed in a special way so that the fat cells are not damaged) and use it to fill out an area of your body that is slack, such as breasts, cheeks, forehead, buttocks or neck. The benefit of doing a fat transfer is that you are using your own tissue which basically eliminates the risk of rejection.
Is Brachioplasty Right for You?
The arm lift procedure is beneficial to men and women who are in good overall health and want to improve the appearance of their upper arms. To learn more, contact one of our Pittsburgh area offices for a free consultation by calling: 724-683-7581.