EXPERT ARM LIFT SURGERY IN MONTCLAIR, NEW JERSEY
Do you avoid wearing sleeveless tops and dresses? As we age, we may experience some sagging, wrinkled skin on the inside of our arms. Many women who are at their desired weight are troubled by underarm skin that is loose and flabby. Weight gain and loss, as well as heredity, will precipitate sagging of the tissue and skin under the arms known unfortunately as a “batwing”, technically the amount of loose skin that hangs down when the arm is extended. A cosmetic surgical procedure, brachioplasty (also known as arm lift), will reduce the circumference of the upper arm by removing and tightening the loose skin.
Who Is A Candidate For An Arm Lift?
The best candidates for brachioplasty are people who are bothered by excessive sagging skin on the upper arm that won’t respond to diet or exercise. An arm lift is particularly helpful to those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have drooping skin. For men and women arm lift surgery can enhance the shape and contour your arms.
How Is An Armlift Procedure Performed?
Full Arm Lift Long Incision Procedure
Dr. Sheila Bond advises patients that if the amount of their fat and skin sag is extreme, a full brachioplasty will probably be necessary. In a full arm lift, the upper arms are precisely liposuctioned to sculpt the arms and remove any excess fat deposits.
Underlying supportive tissue will be tightened and reshaped with internal sutures, The excess skin is removed and the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm. A full brachioplasty will improve the appearance of the upper arm, but unfortunately requires a long incision that can extend from the arm pit to the elbow. The length of the incision depends upon the amount of fat and the loose skin that hangs down when the arm is extended which needs to be removed for optimal results. While these incisions typically heal well, the incision will be noticeable in sleeveless or short sleeved blouses. The tiny incisions from the liposuction part of the procedure will be barely noticeable once healed.
Short Incision Arm Lift Procedure
If the amount of stretched skin is not quite so severe, a short incision brachioplasty is a possible alternative procedure to a full arm incision.
The short incision technique will create improvements in your arms’ contour with a well-camouflaged excision of excess or loose skin in the inner arm.
In the short scar procedure, the arm is liposuctioned and loose skin is removed. The beauty of the short incision procedure is that the incision is fully hidden within the armpit crease, delivering a newly refined contour and smoothing of the skin with minimal scarring and patient downtime.
The incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures that will dissolve within one to two weeks after surgery. A compression garment will be worn for six to eight weeks following surgery for best healing results.
Understanding a woman’s aesthetic concerns, Dr. Bond has perfected her technique for short incision brachioplasty, a procedure that leaves no external scarring that is visible in the short or sleeveless tops.
What Are The Results?
Smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following the procedure, although initial results may be somewhat obscured by swelling and bruising. Your new, shapely and toned upper arm is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel.
Schedule Your Consultation For A Shapely New You!
There are many solutions to address body shaping and contouring concerns. If you would like to improve the look of your arms and exercise has not accomplished your goal, call us to set up a personalized consultation to determine if you are a candidate for an arm lift. We invite you to consult with Dr. Sheila Bond and her body enhancement professionals at The Body and Face Cosmetic and Plastic Specialists NJ to learn more about surgical and non-surgical body shaping procedures. Call (973) 509-0007 to schedule your confidential consultation.
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