As we get older, gravity can take its toll on our bodies, and parts that were once toned and taught can start to sag. Sagging, drooping skin in the upper arms is a common and unpleasant side effect of aging or significant weight loss.
Practicing in Florham Park, New Jersey, Northeastern Plastic Surgery’s Joseph Fodero, MD, PA makes excess skin and fat in the upper arms go away with an arm lift. Discover from Dr. Fodero, a board-certified plastic surgeon, how getting an arm lift will allow you to wave goodbye to flabby arms forever.
What is an arm lift?
An arm lift is a body contouring procedure specifically focused on reducing excess flabby, drooping skin located between your armpit and elbow. Dr. Fodero removes and tightens skin, as well as removing fat if needed, to give your arms a sleek, contoured appearance.
What benefits can I expect from getting an arm lift?
An arm lift gives your upper arms a toned and defined look when it’s not achievable through lifestyle changes. You’ll be more confident in your upper body’s appearance than ever and experience a boost in your self-esteem.
Who can get an arm lift?
You can usually get an arm lift if you’re a healthy adult. You’ll get the best results from the procedure if you’re at a stable goal weight but have been unable to reduce the size of your upper arms through exercise or a healthy diet.
What happens during the arm lift procedure?
To perform the surgery, Dr. Fodero makes an incision along the back or underside of your arms. This incision is done in a discreet location to reduce the appearance of scarring from your arm lift.
Once he’s made the necessary incision, Dr. Fodero removes any excess skin present on your arms. Liposuction will be performed first to ensure that enough skin is removed once the fat is gone. He also tightens any remaining skin.
At the end of your surgery, which typically lasts less than three hours, Dr. Fodero uses sutures to close up the incisions. Dr. Fodero gives you personalized home care instructions for your recovery from surgery. You will be in a garment for 4-6 weeks. Most patients are back to work after 2 weeks but may not be completely healed.
With an arm lift, you can say goodbye to batwing arms forever and feel great every time you wear a bathing suit or sleeveless top. You’ll lose any self-consciousness you had about your upper arms and feel great about your upper body’s appearance.
To discover more about getting an arm lift, make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Fodero at Northeastern Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, New Jersey. Contact the team by phone or using the online appointment request system.