What is to know about brachioplasty – arm lifting procedures.
As a part of the natural aging process, we all see a loss of elasticity and collagen in our skin. At the same time, we start to see the muscle in our arms start to deteriorate. This can lead to a loss of firmness and see the skin begin to sag.
Aging can fast lead to negative aesthetic effects on our upper arms. If you have lost significant amounts of weight, then you may also see sagging excess skin under your arms. While the right targeted exercises can help to increase your muscle tone, they cannot do much for sagging skin that has lost its elasticity.
This is where the brachioplasty, or arm lift procedure, can prove to be incredibly beneficial.
Do You Want Sculpted Arms?
Media stories about celebrities with amazing sculpted arms are often running. Men and women alike are posed showing off their incredibly sculpted upper arms, leading many of us wondering how we too can get arms that look that toned and smooth.
The brachioplasty procedure can correct issues that you may have with fat deposits and sagging skin, to give you the toned and smooth look that you are hoping to see in the mirror.
Undergoing a brachioplasty can give you dramatic results that will reduce the signs of aging on your arms, boost your confidence and restore your quality of life.
What Are the Types of Brachioplasty Surgeries?
While all arm lift surgeries will remove excess skin from the arms, trim fat deposits and eliminate sagging, there are a number of techniques that a brachioplasty surgeon such as Dr. Reddy may select from so that you can achieve natural-looking results.
- The crescent arm lift uses a crescent-shaped incision that is tucked into the armpit. This type of surgery removes fat in the upper arm, tightens up skin and conceals the incision in the armpit.
- The modified t-arm lift is the better option for patients who may have more loose skin and fat. The crescent incision is made in the armpit, along with a smaller incision down the inner arm. This will allow the surgeon to remove more excess skin.
- The longitudinal arm lift is a good option for those who have a lot of sagging arm skin and difficult fat deposits. The incision tends to be from the armpit to the elbow, but placement is on the inner arm in order to conceal the scar.
There are several other types of procedures that your surgeon may opt for, based upon the condition of your loose skin. The amount of stubborn fat that you have and will need liposuction for will determine the types of incisions that your surgeon selections for your procedure.
How Long Will It Take to Heal?
With each procedure your cosmetic surgeon will be removing the excess skin and the fat to give you the sculpted arms that you are looking for. There will be a good amount of bruising with each procedure, and these bruises can take a few weeks to heal. The scar healing time will be based largely on the location of the incision and on how well your immune system works.
Most patients will be able to return to work within a few short days of the procedure, and will be cleared to return to normal activities within six weeks.
Be sure to have realistic expectationsfor your cosmetic surgery goals. Discussing your goals with your surgeon will help you to ensure that you are more content with the results that you ultimately see.