Not everyone who is concerned with sagging body parts is focused on the thighs or abdominals. A good number of our patients also worry about excess skin that hangs from the lower arm and desire a brachioplasty procedure to firm and tighten this area.
Main Line Plastic Surgery offers arm lifts to patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania. Please call 484-222-0010 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Raymond Jean.
What Is Brachioplasty?
Sometimes referred to as an arm lift, brachioplasty surgery removes that hanging skin that often protrudes from underneath your upper arm when it is fully extended. Brachioplasty surgery can give your arms a more sculpted look, something you may have difficulty achieving through weightlifting exercise.
Am I a Good Candidate for Brachioplasty?
You might want to consider brachioplasty if you are constantly wearing long sleeves or are always aware of sagging skin on the backs of your arms. An arm lift might also be appropriate if you have lost more than 100 pounds and have stretched out skin that will not conform to your new body contours.
Planning Your Brachioplasty Treatment
Arm motion is sometimes limited following brachioplasty. As such, you may need to take some time off from work if your job requires a great deal of lifting, tugging, pushing, or pulling. We also recommend having someone help you around the house with things such as vacuuming or carrying in groceries.
How Is Brachioplasty Performed?
An arm lift is an outpatient procedure that requires only local anesthesia to numb the area from the shoulder to the elbow. An incision will be made either inside the armpit or between the bicep and triceps muscle. Excess fat will be trimmed with a scalpel and liposuction may also be performed in some cases. Dr. Jean will sculpt the remaining tissues, trimming away loose skin and then stitching everything together to present a tightened, toned appearance.
What to Expect* after Brachioplasty
Right away, you will notice that your skin no longer sags or flaps whenever you move your arms. You will also find it more comfortable to wear certain clothing, and might even be confident enough to wear tank tops again.
Recovering from Brachioplasty
In the week following surgery, limit the amount of weight you lift to no more than 10 pounds or so if you are a woman, and up to 20 pounds if you are a man. You may gradually increase this amount until you are comfortable lifting your usual amount of weight.
Say goodbye to flapping skin that wiggles when you wave by undergoing a brachioplasty procedure here at Main Line Plastic Surgery. Please contact us online or call 484-222-0010 today if you are in Philadelphia, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, or other nearby areas in Pennsylvania.
* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the aftercare program.