Would I Be a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

Woman in tank top with nice arms after arm liftArm lift surgery (brachioplasty) aims to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms. It helps to tighten and contour the area, resulting in a more toned appearance.

If you’ve been wondering if you’re a good candidate for an arm lift, there are a few factors to consider. Let’s explore what makes someone a good fit for brachioplasty.

Ideal Candidates for Arm Lift Surgery

Here are some indicators that suggest you might be an excellent candidate for an arm lift:

  • Excess Skin: If loose or sagging skin on your upper arms, often caused by weight loss or aging, bothers you, an arm lift can help tighten and contour the area.
  • Stable Weight: Candidates need to maintain a stable weight. Significant weight changes after surgery can impact the results.
  • Good Overall Health: Being in good general health is important for any surgical procedure. Ensure you disclose any medical conditions or medications to your surgeon.
  • Realistic Expectations: It’s essential to know what arm lift surgery can and cannot do. Having realistic expectations about the results is essential.
  • Non-smoker: Smoking can impede the body’s healing process, so it’s advisable to quit smoking before and after surgery.
  • Commitment to Aftercare: Following post-operative instructions diligently is vital for optimal results. It includes wearing compression garments and attending follow-up appointments.

Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift surgery provides numerous advantages for people who want to enhance the appearance of their upper arms, including: 

  • Removing excess fat and skin: Many people have an excessive amount of fat and loose skin between their elbow and armpit. Arm lift surgery effectively removes this excess tissue, resulting in a more sculpted appearance.
  • Better tone and shape: The surgery enhances the tone and shape of the supportive tissues in the upper arms. By tightening loose skin and addressing sagging, it creates a firmer and more defined contour.
  • Smoother contours and skin: Arm lift surgery smooths out any remaining skin after fat removal, resulting in more aesthetically pleasing contours.
  • Better proportions: For individuals who feel self-conscious about their disproportionately large or saggy arms, an arm lift can restore better proportions and enhance overall body symmetry.

Schedule a Consultation in Cincinnati, OH

Ready to explore the possibility of an arm lift? Contact Dr. Donna Krummen, MD FACS, at 513-985-0850 to schedule your consultation today.

At Donna Krummen Plastic Surgery, we commit to safely and effectively helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to start your journey towards a more confident you.

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