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When to consider an arm lift

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Sep 14, 2016 8:17:00 AM

benefits of arm reductionDo you tend to wear long sleeves all year round, even during the summer when it’s hot? Do you stress when you’re asked to attend a formal event out of fear you’ll have to wear a sleeveless gown? Do you typically avoid wearing tank tops and swimsuits because doing so will expose your upper arms? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re most likely an ideal candidate for an arm lift.


Schedule a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about how an arm lift can enhance the appearance of your upper arms!


What is brachioplasty?


An arm lift, also known as arm lift surgery, arm reduction, or brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of your upper arms by removing fat deposits and tightening your skin.

During the procedure, your surgeon makes a small incision on the inside or back of your arm. Your surgeon then removes any excess fat in your upper arm using liposuction, and tightens the underlying tissue. Next, your surgeon removes excess skin, and reshapes your arm to enhance your natural contours.


Is an arm lift right for you?


If you generally feel unhappy or self-conscious about the appearance of your upper arms, you’re most likely an ideal candidate for arm lift surgery. Arm lift surgery not only makes your arms look tighter and more toned, but can make you feel happier and confident about the appearance of your arms.

Here are other factors that can determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for arm lift surgery:

  • Exercise and good nutrition haven’t been effective at reducing your upper arms.
  • Weight loss has left you with upper arms that look saggy and droopy.
  • Excess skin on your upper arms resemble “bat wings” when arms are outstretched.
  • You experience irritation due to having excess skin on your arms.
  • You feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in clothing that reveals your arms.
  • You feel older than you really are due to the appearance of your upper arms.

The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for an arm lift is to schedule a consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Your surgeon can look at your upper arms, and determine whether arm reduction is right for you. Your surgeon may also recommend other body contouring procedures that can help enhance certain areas on your body, and improve your overall appearance.

Want to find out if arm reduction is right for you? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about arm lift surgery, and get started on the path to a more confident, happier you!

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