Diet and exercise can improve the appearance of the upper arms, but in some cases, it just isn’t enough to get rid of the loose, saggy skin that can come from significant weight loss or aging. In that case, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift if:
– Weight fluctuation has left you with significant underarm skin laxity resulting in enough excess skin to remove and/or tighten.
– Your weight has been stable for a minimum of six months. Once you’ve reached a consistent, healthy weight, this will give the surgeon a general idea of how much excess skin needs to be removed or tightened.
– You are in good health overall and don’t smoke. This procedure requires a period of healing. Ideally, the patient would not have any medical conditions that would impair or complicate the healing process. If you suffer from a chronic medical condition, it’s best to speak to your primary care physician to see if this procedure is right for you. If you smoke, most plastic surgeons will ask that you stop smoking entirely, or stop smoking six weeks prior to your procedure, as well as six weeks post-operation.
If you believe you are a good candidate for an arm lift based on the qualifications outlined above, we suggest you schedule a consultation with Dr. Buchanan to discuss the possibility of an arm lift and the added benefits it could bring to your life.