Sagging upper arm skin and tissue can be frustrating. Not only are they unattractive when exposed, they can impact how clothes fit. Genetics, weight loss and aging can all play a role in creating the infamous “bat wings” that keep many people in sleeves even in the summer. If you are embarrassed of your droopy upper arms, you may be the perfect candidate for a body shaping procedure. Uptown Body Contouring offers arm-lift, or brachioplasty, surgery at our Manhattan medical center to reshape flabby upper arms.
Weight gain followed by weight loss is a common cause of saggy upper arms. The arms fill out and then slim down, resulting in stretched skin that does not tighten as desired. Aging can affect your skin’s ability to bounce back after weight loss, especially for those in their thirties and beyond. While there are non-surgical procedures that can slightly tighten the skin, if you have a significant amount of sagging, plastic surgery is the only effective solution.
Arm Lift Plastic Surgery
With brachioplasty, or an arm lift, incisions are made under the arm or near the armpit to remove excess skin and fatty tissue. Some patients only need excess skin removed and tightening of the skin and tissue. Others may require liposuction to remove excess fat along with excising excess skin and tightening the upper arm.
Brachioplasty is performed under general anesthesia and can transform your upper arms. Patients will usually need to wear compression garments for several weeks to help the skin reform to the smaller, tightened arms. Once healed, the results are incredible, giving patients back the freedom to feel confident in sleeveless clothes, swimwear and in the nude. Even sleeved shirts fit better and look more attractive once the excess tissue and skin are removed.
Are you tired of hiding your flabby arms? Contact us at Uptown Body Contouring, and learn more about brachioplasty for upper arm tightening. Contact our office in NYC to schedule an arm lift consultation with Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio, our board certified plastic surgeon. We offer both virtual and in-person consultations for your convenience.