Often women and some men can develop extra fat and skin in their upper arms. This excess tissue when extreme can result in the “batwing” appearance and can be unsightly and embarrassing making one extremely self-conscious in short sleeves or summer wear.
This can sometimes be addressed with laser liposuction alone or sometimes with a surgical procedure called a brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, where skin and excess skin is removed to result in a more natural arm contour.
If you are suffering from this problem, let us help you select what procedure is right for you.
Arm Lift Procedure
Arm lift cosmetic surgery is designed to lift and tighten the underarm skin to reveal a more slim and youthful appearance. The surgery can often be performed under local anesthesia but sometimes general anesthesia is required depending on the extent of the deformity. The incision is made on the underside or back of the arm, where excess fat is removed by liposuction. If needed, excess skin is then trimmed, tightened, and sutured closed, leaving the patient with smooth, toned arms.
Patients may experience a mild tightness and swelling of the arms and transient tingling and of the hands in the days following surgery. Daily activities may resume after two to three weeks after surgery, and strenuous activity, lifting, and exercise should be avoided for several weeks to ensure healing. Scars will heal over time, however, it is recommended that patients use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure for long periods of time.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides Arm Lift cosmetic surgery procedures to patients in Westport, Fairfield, New Haven, and surrounding areas. If you would like more information on Arm Lift procedure, please contact us today by completing our online form, or at (203) 221-1919 to schedule your consultation.