Loose upper arm skin may be inherited or related to weight loss. Fluctuations in weight and the aging process often cause upper arms to have a sagging, drooped appearance. Although exercise will strengthen the muscles of the upper arm, it cannot eliminate excess skin. An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that can remove the redundant skin on the upper arm, and reshape the upper arm to restore a smooth contour and the proportions of the arm. It is sometimes combined with liposuction of the upper arm to help remove localized areas of fat.
Why an Arm Lift?
- Fight The Signs of Aging: As we age our skin tends to lose elasticity. This can result in sagging, droopy-looking arms. An arm lift can tighten muscles and reduce excess skin to help give your arms a more youthful appearance.
- Weight Loss: When a person experiences significant weight loss through diet, exercise, or surgery, they are often left with excess, sagging skin. Removing this extra skin can help a person complete their weight loss journey by providing them with the arms they’ve been working for.
- Sun Damage and Smoking: Believe it or not, sun damage and smoking can contribute to a loss of elasticity in a person’s arms. An arm lift can address the sagging, loose skin associated with sun damage and smoking as well.
- Having Liposuction: If you have had liposuction or are planning on having a liposuction procedure, adding an arm lift can tighten the area once the fat is removed. The two procedures work very well together for people whose skin needs extra help to conform to the arm’s new shape.
- Improved Self Image: The desire to feel better about ourselves is one of the biggest factors with any cosmetic procedure. The boost in self-confidence and self-esteem from an arm lift procedure cannot be measured. Having a positive self-image is proven to improve both mental and physical health.