If you have lost firmness and tone in your upper arms, or if they have begun to take on the appearance of a “bat wing” you may be a candidate for an arm lift procedure. During an arm lift (also known as brachioplasty) Dr. Rodrigues will reduce the amount of excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, reshaping your upper arm to have both smoother skin and contours, giving your upper arm a more toned and proportionate appearance.
Am I A Candidate for an Arm Lift?
You may be a candidate for an arm lift procedure if:
- You are in overall good health
- You do not smoke
- You have realistic expectations about your results
Dr. Rodrigues will perform your arm lift while you are under general anesthesia. He will make an incision on the inside of your upper arm, generally from the elbow to your armpit, depending on the extent of the procedure. Next, he will remove excess fat and tissue, reshape the remaining tissues, remove excess skin, and close the incision.
Generally, it takes one to two weeks to regain normal function of your arms and hands. You may require strong pain medication during during that time, so it’s recommended that you plan on taking one to two weeks off from your normal activities. If you combine the arm lift procedure with other procedures, you might need to wear a compression garment for a period of time.
Dr. Rodrigues will be happy to personally consult with you to decide on the best option to achieve your desired result.