If you have loose or excess skin on the backs of your upper arms, you’re not alone. Massive weight loss and/or aging causes many women (and some men) to develop sagging skin on the backs of their arms. While strength training may help to improve the appearance of the upper arm, fitness cannot get rid of loose skin or localized fat deposits. With a brachioplasty procedure, Dr. Ortiz can help you get smoother, more contoured upper arms.
During an arm lift, loose skin and fat are removed and the underlying tissue is smoothed so that the shape of the upper arm is more defined. Dr. Ortiz will begin your brachioplasty by making an incision in the inside of the upper arm. The length of the incision depends on the patient: it may run from your underarm to your elbow, or it may be shorter. Once the incision is made, any excess fat will be removed using liposuction techniques and underlying supportive tissues will be tightened and reshaped. Finally, your skin will smooth over your arm’s new contour, with any excess skin being removed. The result is a smoother, tighter upper arm, ready for sleeveless tops and dresses. If you are having an arm lift to remove excess skin after massive weight loss, it is best to have reached your goal weight before surgery.
If you’re ready to bare your arms and give your confidence a boost, we’re here to help. Dr. Ortiz has helped thousands of women feel better and more confident and can do the same for you. From your first consultation to your post-op appointments, he’ll make sure you’re at ease every step of the way. Call us at 919-532-2270 or complete our easy-to-use online contact form below to schedule your personalized consultation at our Raleigh plastic surgery center.