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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Arm Lift

Aging causes the upper arm skin to become loose and flabby. A surgical procedure called brachioplasty, also known as “arm lift surgery,” can remove and tighten this loose skin to reduce the circumference of the upper arms. Dr. Messa can include liposuction as a part of your arm lift procedure to remove excess fatty deposits. Arm lift surgery can correct upper arm “bat wings” and make the upper arms more youthfully toned and firm.

Weston, Florida
And Surrounding Suburbs

What Do You Desire?

Freedom to Wear What You Want

Many people who are uncomfortable with the appearance of their upper arms tend to avoid certain clothing items. For instance, you may avoid tight-fitting clothing, sleeveless clothing, short-sleeved tops, and bathing suits so that others will not see your upper arms. An arm lift can save you from feeling limited to just a few clothing options and give you the freedom to wear what you want. Arm lift patients usually feel a sense of freedom to wear the clothing they love without worrying about what others will think.

Long-lasting Results

As with most body contouring procedures, your arm lift results can be long lasting to permanent when you maintain a healthy lifestyle. While the arms will continue to age naturally over time, the tightness and tone achieved with your procedure can give your arms a shapely and attractive appearance for many years.

Greater Confidence

Feeling self-conscious about your body can diminish self-confidence. The results of arm lift surgery can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your body and can build your self-esteem. This boost in confidence from knowing that your arms are slender and toned may influence your confidence in your career and life choices as well.

A More Youthful Appearance

Because aging often leads to the development of so-called “bat wing” upper arms, having excess skin and/or fat in the upper arms can make you look older than you feel. Even if you are young, you may struggle with weight-related fat deposits or the effects of genetics working against you. An arm lift can correct these issues to give your upper arms a more youthful and slender appearance.

Who Can Benefit?

Aging Upper Arm Skin

As the skin ages, the natural production of collagen and elastin diminish. This causes the skin everywhere on the body to slowly sag and lose its vitality. In the upper arms, this sagging, excess skin can hang in such a way that it gives the impression you have “bat wings.” Arm lift surgery can counteract the effects of aging by tightening the skin of the upper arms so that they are tight and toned instead of loose and flabby.

Fatty Deposits in the Upper Arms

The upper arms can develop excess fat that causes them to lose their shape and tone. An arm lift combined with liposuction can eliminate this unwanted fat to improve the shape of the upper arms. This procedure can also help the upper arms appear firm and toned.

After Major Weight Loss

People who have achieved major weight loss may be left with areas of sagging skin and/or stubborn fat. A commonly affected area is the upper arms, which can have substantial sagging skin that is an unwelcome reminder of your previously overweight condition. The arm lift procedure can eliminate sagging skin and fat to improve the appearance of the upper arms. After this procedure, your upper arms will be shapely and toned with no more excess skin and fat.

Addressing Your Concerns

Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR THE PROCEDURE?

    During the procedure, anesthesia will be administered to prevent pain. The appropriate incisions will be made, after which the underlying supportive tissue will be tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Liposuction may be performed to suction out excess fat from the upper arms. Finally, the skin will be smoothed over the new contour of the upper arms, and absorbable sutures will be used to close the incisions.

  • WHERE WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE PLACE?

    Arm lift surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis at our fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgical suite or in a licensed hospital or outpatient facility.

  • DO I NEED AN ARM LIFT OR CAN I JUST GET LIPOSUCTION?

    If your upper arm skin is still youthfully toned and firm but you have excess upper arm fat, you may be able to undergo liposuction alone to improve the shape of your upper arms. However, if you have lax upper arm skin, you will need to undergo arm lift surgery instead of or in addition to liposuction.

  • WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?

    The smoother and tighter upper arm contours after brachioplasty are visible almost immediately and will improve as swelling and bruising subside. Your new toned and shapely upper arms will be dramatically improved in both appearance and feel.

  • WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAINTAIN RESULTS?

    The best way to maintain your results from brachioplasty is to live a healthy lifestyle. By eating a nutritious, lean diet, you can avoid excess weight gain and fat accumulation. By exercising your arms and body, you can keep your muscle tone strong so that your improved contours remain defined, attractive, and shapely.

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Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center
2823 Executive Park Dr Weston, FL 33331