Arm Lift Candidates
By on November 16, 2011
There are many different surgical treatments available that can improve and enhance your overall appearance. Some of these surgeries can target the face, others can target the abdominal area, and a number of them can target the breasts. Yet one doesn’t always consider the importance of the extremities when it comes to San Antonio plastic surgery. The fact is, the extremities may require cosmetic care just as much as the rest of the body.
The Importance of Body Contouring
After having a child or losing a lot of weight, many people notice that they have some stretched out skin that will not shrink back around their slimmer frame. This is actually natural given the way that skin laxity works. Essentially it can stretch out a great deal as you gradually gain weight, but after losing lots of the weight, your skin will not automatically shrink around your frame. In such cases, San Antonio tummy tuck and other body lifting surgeries are necessary to rid patients of this excess skin.
About Arm Lift Surgery
One area there they may be drooping or sagging is the upper arms, especially in that tricep and shoulder area. This floppy skin can be quite off putting, which is why an arm lift is such a good idea. Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift will remove excess skin and fat deposits from that tricep area, giving you those toned, athletic arms that you want.
How Arm Lift Surgery is Performed
During an arm lift surgery, an incision will be made around the arm or along the underside of the arm in order to remove excess skin. Liposuction may also be used to remove pockets of fat. The exact location of the incision will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, but we’ll strive to ensure that the incision is as discreet as possible.
For minor lifts, the incision may be hidden in the armpit, while for major lifts, the incision may extend from the armpit to the elbow. Dr. Constance Barone, a skilled plastic surgeon serving San Antonio and Austin, will be able to go over the pre-operative and post-operative concerns for surgery in greater detail during your visit.
Good Candidates for Arm Lift Surgery
Good candidates for arm lift surgery are people who are in good general health who do not have any medical conditions that would prevent them from undergoing surgery. Since these patients will often have upper arms that are drooping due to massive weight loss, they will likely be good candidates for other options for body contouring after major weight loss. These can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.
Learn More About Body Contouring Surgery Options
Arm lift surgery and other options for body contour revision can give you a frame that is slimmer, trimmer, and more proportionate. If you would like to learn more about your many body sculpting options, contact our Austin and San Antonio plastic surgery centers today. The entire team is eager to discuss these matters with you in more detail.
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