Have you lost weight and now have skin sagging from your arms? If so, there is now a relatively simple outpatient procedure that can rid the extra skin and sag and get you back to wearing your sexy sleeveless outfits.
The arm lift or also referred to as brachioplasty is simply tailoring of the upper arm skin. This skin laxity can appear with aging or massive weight loss and can give what is sometimes referred to as a “bat wing” appearance.
The procedure requires creation of an incision that is hidden when the arms are down from the armpit to the elbow, depending on the degree of skin laxity. The loose excess skin is marked for removal, and any fat attached to the area of skin that is to be removed is also removed in the process.
The happiest patient after surgery is the person who has a large amount of excess skin. For patients with minimal skin laxity and only excess thickness or fat, there are other options that would not require a long incision such as liposuction or Cool Sculpting.
This is because the disadvantage of having the scar still outweighs the appearance of the excess skin. If your “bat wings” are holding you back from your sleeveless attire, please give us a call for a consultation @ (310) 275-6600