Our latest Featured Patients were chosen to illustrate the benefits of arm lift surgery following weight loss. Whether weight loss occurs through dieting or bariatric surgery, patients are often left with unattractive excess skin. Although exercise will tone underlying muscles, it will not have any effect on this loose skin. This can be very disappointing and frustrating for patients who’ve come so far in their weight loss and fitness efforts. It’s no surprise that these women are increasingly seeking to improve the contours of their arms by choosing arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports an 812% increase in brachioplasty procedures since 1997!
Patients with a moderate amount of excess skin, such as Arm Lift Patient #12 below, can obtain improvement with a modified brachioplasty. This usually involves liposuction to remove fat, followed by skin removal and tightening through an incision concealed in the armpit.
Patients with significant sagging and hanging skin in the upper arms, such as patient #8, require a classic brachioplasty for correction. This version of the arm lift procedure leaves a scar along the inner aspect of the upper arm. Recent advances in surgical techniques and suture materials have improved the appearance of these scars. Dr. Parker and his staff also advise Parker Center patients on post-operative care to help minimize scars.
Both types of arm lift surgery are performed as outpatient procedures in the Parker Center’s accredited surgical suite. Recovery usually involves little pain. The best part is that arm lift patients have high satisfaction rates and say that the procedure helped them to complete the weight loss journey.
- Learn more about Upper Arm lift surgery at the Parker Center
- Learn more about Liposuction of the Arm
- View our Upper Arm Lift Photo Gallery