Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Have you recently lost a lot of weight? If you’ve gotten rid of some of those excess pounds, congratulations! You deserve to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than to make your arms look amazing, and to reduce any leftovers from the weight you’ve lost?
Weight Loss and Leftover Skin
Even when you do the hard work to look great and get in shape, there’s evidence left behind in your skin. Excess skin can mean the difference between hiding away your new slim body and looking good on the beach. The fact is that human skin doesn’t stretch and change they way we’d like when our bodies change. When you have more skin than you need, it can be unsightly and can lead to lowered self-esteem.
Aging and the Changes to Your Skin
If you’re advancing in years, you’ve begun to realize that your skin just doesn’t act the way it used to. It might be saggy, it might fold, or maybe it doesn’t spring back into shape like when you were younger. That’s a totally natural part of the aging process. But a surgery like a brachioplasty can have you feeling young again.
Other reasons you might elect to have an arm lift:
- Recent pregnancy
- Hereditary factors
- Weight gain
- Increase in muscle/bodybuilding
What Is a Brachioplasty Like?
There are a few things to consider when you think about a brachioplasty:
- Often the surgery will leave behind a scar. This is often strategically planned to be hidden in the inner arm or in the armpit, so it isn’t visible even when you’re wearing a T-shirt.
- The surgery usually takes about 3 hours
Most people get to return to their normal lives and jobs within two weeks. Exercising takes a bit longer: 4-6 weeks.