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June 16, 2023

Prepping for Summer with an Arm Lift

Warm weather, tank tops, and beach days are here! Are your arms ready for that though? Excess skin and flabby arms may have you feeling like you can’t dress the way you want. Get your arms ready for those sleeveless tops and beach-ready physiques with an arm lift. 

What is an Arm Lift? 

An arm lift, which is medically known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that will help reshape and contour the upper arms. It targets excess skin, fat, and tissue in the upper arm region, giving a more toned, and youthful appearance. It is a major surgical procedure so it does require anesthesia, which would be performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons. 

Why Should You Get an Arm Lift? 

There are many reasons why you would want to undergo an arm lift. One of the main reasons is excess skin after losing weight. After the weight loss process, there tends to be extra skin that is loose and saggy under your arms, which an arm lift will fix. Another reason is aging. As people get older, the skin elasticity decreases leading to saggy and looser skin. A common term to describe that is called “batwing” arms. If you have any questions or concerns regarding what an arm lift will result in, you can contact us or schedule a consultation. 

When Should You Get an Arm Lift? 

With summer finally here, the time is now! The first step to get the procedure going will be getting the consultation. Factors such as your availability, desired recovery period, and upcoming summer plans should be taken into account. Planning your procedure several months in advance allows for proper scheduling and coordination. Keep in mind that there will be a few weeks of downtime, during which you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities and follow post-operative care instructions. 

Post Procedure Recovery of Arm Lift 

Immediately after the surgery, you will have bandages or dressings applied to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in compression garments. Plan for downtime, limiting your activities, and avoiding heavy lifting.  Our board-certified plastic surgeons will have post-operative care instructions specific to your arm lift. This can include cleaning incision sites, wearing compression garments, and taking prescribed medications. One way to help with the swelling is to keep the arms elevated and apply ice packs or cold compressions.  

Will I Have Scars After the Surgery? 

Yes, you will have scars after the surgery, but they will gradually fade over time. Our surgeons may recommend scar management techniques, such as applying topical ointments or silicone gel. It is extremely important to protect the incision sites from sun exposure during the healing process to prevent further damage. Overall, if you’re looking to confidently embrace warm weather, tank tops, and beach days, an arm lift can help you get your arms ready for sleeveless tops and beach-ready physiques. With the expertise of our board-certified plastic surgeons, an arm lift, or brachioplasty, can reshape and contour your upper arms, addressing excess skin, fat, and tissue to achieve a more toned and youthful appearance. Schedule a consultation with Illume today! 

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