Society seems to be increasing its obsession with staying young and looking as good as possible. In Lubbock, you can also see a growing emphasis on being healthy which includes weight loss. The extreme at the other end of the spectrum is the growing rate of obesity in America. When weight gain gets out of control and beyond the help of diet and exercise, some people are turning to more drastic measures to lose significant amounts of weight. When weight has been high then is quickly lost, the body will have stretched skin that hangs and sags. Not just weight loss can cause your upper arms to sag. Excess skin can become loose as a result of age and heredity. Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, can have a dramatic effect on the right patient to tone and reshape the upper arms.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you are bothered by excess, saggy skin that causes you to be self-conscious of showing your arms, you can consider an arm lift procedure. Patients should be in overall good health and be able to tolerate anesthesia before considering surgery. Since smoking inhibits your healing, you should make sure you have stopped smoking before you schedule your surgery.
What to Expect in Recovery
Arm lifts will take less time in the operating room than a more extensive surgery like breast augmentation. The procedure takes about one hour on an outpatient basis. Patients usually have compression bandages on for about two weeks and can expect to resume regular activities in about seven days.
People are worried about the extent of scarring from an arm lift. Finding a highly skilled, board certified plastic surgeon will always give you better results. The placement of the incision, the skill of your doctor, and the neatness of the closure will have an effect on the amount of scarring. Even with subtle changes in your arms, your body can have an overall look of being more slender and younger.
Breast augmentation is still one of the most popular plastic surgery choices. But, arm lift procedures are becoming more common. Dr. Jane Rowley is the board certified surgeon who will carefully listen to your surgical goals and make a plastic surgery plan to fit your individual circumstance. Learn more about the procedures we offer at rowleyplasticsurgery.com. Schedule your consultation today.