One of the biggest problem areas of the body for both women and men is the upper arms. Gaining weight, losing weight, genetics, and the natural aging process can cause fat and loose, hanging skin to accumulate in the upper arms. Unfortunately, diet and exercise cannot improve the appearance of loose, hanging skin. Fat that has accumulated on the upper arms is also quite difficult to nearly impossible to eliminate through exercise and diet. Many of our Missoula plastic surgery patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight are affected by excess fat and droopy skin on the upper arms. Loose, hanging skin on the upper arms keeps many patients from wearing short sleeves and sleeveless clothing. While the appearance of the upper arms can be a source of embarrassment for our patients, the appearance of loose, hanging skin, localized areas of fat, and weakened tissues of the arms can be improved through arm lift surgery.
You are likely a good candidate for arm lift surgery if you are in good health, are of a normal weight, and suffer from loose, hanging skin and isolated areas of fat in the upper arms. Arm lift surgery significantly improves the appearance of the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat. After you undergo arm lift surgery, you can expect to achieve a more toned, proportionate appearance to your upper arms.
Your individual needs and goals will determine which arm lift technique is used. The main goal of performing arm lift surgery is to restore a more toned, youthful, and proportionate appearance to the upper arms. Arm lift techniques include:
To learn more about arm lift surgery and how it can benefit you, please contact North West Plastic Surgery Associates today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.