Many people believe that stubborn fat and excess skin is most likely to accumulate on their stomach, hips and thighs. While this is common, there is another area that tends to be affected by this problem – your arms. Fluctuations in your weight during your lifetime as well as aging and hereditary factors can all contribute towards the development of drooping and sagging of the upper arms – a problem that cannot always be corrected by diet and exercise alone.
Whether you have excess fat and skin on your arms because you are overweight or because you have lost weight and your arms have refused to tone up no matter what exercise you do, this problem can be a major source of embarrassment. If this is an issue for you, you may find yourself trying to cover them using longer sleeves or by wearing ¾ to long sleeve shirts. Women may refrain from wearing short sleeves or sleeveless shirts or certain dresses. Fortunately, there is an alternative – arm lift surgery, otherwise known as brachioplasty.
A mini arm lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that focuses on reducing excess fat and skin that has accumulated on your upper arms, with the goal of removing it so that they look slimmer, more toned and more youthful. The surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia depending on the patient, or patient’s desires.
Dr. Albert, of the Optimization Centre, has been featured on ABC, NBC and CBS for his minimal incision arm lifts where the incisions are hidden within the underarm or axilla. With this new positioning of the incision the resulting scar is virtually unnoticeable and heals remarkably well. In some cases a traditional arm lift with a longer incision is needed to achieve the best results. However, with the minimal incision arm lift surgery the incision is placed within the Axilla and normal creases of the armpit so that it is virtually invisible.
After the incision has been made, liposuction is performed to remove the fatty deposits that are causing your arm to look flabby. Once this is complete, the skin is been pulled tight and the excess removed, you will be left with upper arms that are smoother and more contoured, giving them a toned and youthful appearance.
A mini arm lift is a surgical procedure that:
- Reduces excess sagging skin to the upper arm
- Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
- Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region