As you age, you can develop loose, excess skin under your arms which resembles “bat wings.” This unsightly skin condition can also appear due to significant weight changes. Aside from being unpleasant to look at, these flaps of loose skin can also cause skin irritation. Moreover, it can make you self-conscious and it can affect the quality of your life. The good news is that this condition can be corrected with an arm lift surgery. By looking at our arm lift before and after photos of Dr Anh’s patients, you can have an idea of how it can benefit you.
Arm lift for better upper arm contour
Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift reshapes the underside of your upper arms. During the procedure, your plastic surgeon makes an incision from your armpit to your elbow. After making the cut, your surgeon removes excess skin and fat from the area. Dr Anh may use another procedure called liposuction for hard-to-remove pockets of fat. This involves using a thin tube attached to a powerful vacuum. After reshaping your upper arm, Dr Anh will close the wound using stitches. Clean gauze will be applied to the surgical wound to protect it from injury. Once your wounds have fully healed, your upper arm will appear more toned and rejuvenated.
Ideal candidates for an arm lift
Dr Anh will assess you at her clinic in Perth to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. This also allows her to create a customised treatment plan based on your skin condition. In general, an arm lift is recommended for patients with:
- Good physical and mental health
- Positive outlook and realistic expectations
- Significant skin looseness or sagging in the upper arms
- Stable body weight
The recovery process
Your recovery time will depend on the extent of your surgery and your healing ability. In general, you can expect a full recovery after 2 to 3 weeks. Immediately after your procedure, you may feel drowsy due to the effects of general anesthesia. We recommend having someone drive you home once you get discharged. While recovering at home, you will need to take pain relievers and anti-inflammatories.
For all additional details, please visit our main brachioplasty page, or contact us and book an initial consultation at Dr Anh Plastic Surgery Clinic & Medispa in Perth.