Arm Lift Boston
At The Spiegel Center, we offer arm lifts and arm tightening to help you be happy with the appearance of your upper arms. Our goal is to provide beautiful and natural-looking results.
Why Do My Upper Arms Sag?
Aging causes sagging of the skin around the arms. With time, there is a decrease in the production of structural proteins like collagen and elastin, which provide elasticity and firmness to the skin. Additionally, significant weight loss may also cause drooping skin on the arms. Sometimes, even with exercise and weight loss pockets of excess stubborn fat remain on the upper arms.
Do you have a noticeable amount of loose excess skin and excess fat hanging from your upper arms? This is a surprisingly common issue. If you are looking for a way to restore the appearance of your upper arms, an arm lift may be the best option for you.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
Any healthy person who does not smoke and who has excess skin and fat on their upper arms may be a good candidate for an arm lift, also known as brachioplasty surgery.
What Is the Procedure Involved in Brachioplasty?
The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Spiegel. An assessment of medications or supplements you are currently taking and your overall health will be made along with a discussion of your specific goals.
You may be asked to stop smoking and avoid certain medications in order to maximize healing and decrease the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Dr. Spiegel may also ask you to start a high-protein diet, since protein speeds up the healing process after surgery.
The arm-lift procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and as a result will most likely not require an overnight stay.
On the day of the procedure, you may be given either a local anesthetic with sedation or a general anesthetic. You and your doctor will decide together which form of anesthesia is best suited for you.
The surgeon will make an incision on the arm somewhere between the elbow and the armpit. The exact length and extent of the incision depends on the amount of excess skin to remove. For less looseness, a minimal-incision arm lift is performed, where the incision is made only in the region where the upper arm and armpit meet. With larger amounts of loose skin, incisions can be made from the side of the chest to the elbow.
Excess skin and fat are then carefully removed from the upper arm. Finally, the skin is redraped and the incisions are carefully and precisely closed with sutures.
How Long Is the Arm-Lift Recovery Period?
Brachioplasty is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about two hours to complete. After a brief period of rest, you can go home the same day. You can also go back to work within a couple of days, depending upon your profession.
Resting your arms on pillows and not lifting heavy weights during your recovery is recommended. It is recommended to wear a supportive post-surgical elastic garment for a time in order to minimize bruising or swelling in the area.
Schedule a Brachioplasty Consultation Today
If you are interested in getting an arm lift so you can feel more comfortable with the appearance of your arms, contact The Spiegel Center today to schedule a consultation. We are dedicated to providing you with natural-looking results that satisfy your aesthetic needs.
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