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Should I Consider Arm Lift Surgery?

Posted August 05, 2019 in Arm Lift Surgery

Over time, excess skin and fatty deposits develop on the arms, causing them to droop and hang, which leads to insecurities and self-image issues.

Arm lift surgery brings improvement to a common trouble area by sculpting and enhancing the upper arm, giving you a boost in confidence in the process. If you feel like you need to hide your arms from others, then arm lift surgery may be the answer you are looking for. Gain the freedom to wear the clothes you want and feel beautiful in them.

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What Is Arm Lift Surgery?

Aging causes your natural collagen and elastin to diminish, resulting in skin that sags and hangs downward. With arm lift surgery, Dr. Ghere artistically removes excess skin and shapes the upper arms to create a more youthful aesthetic.

This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and can take a few hours to complete, depending on the level of correction needed. The type of incision used during your surgery will vary on the amount and location of excess fat and skin that need to be removed. Most incisions are made either on the inside or on the back of the arm.

Who Can Benefit?

Ideal candidates interested in arm lift surgery must be in good general health and have realistic expectations and cosmetic goals. You may benefit from this procedure if you find yourself suffering from excess skin folds, pain or discomfort caused by friction and chafing, and excessive fatty tissue surrounding the arms.

Patients who choose an arm lift may do so to:

  • Tighten skin that has begun to sag
  • Remove deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise
  • Tone arms after weight loss
  • Fit better in clothing
  • Restore a more natural contour

What Will My Recovery and Results Be Like?

Soreness and bruising are both common postoperative conditions, though they will likely subside after the first week. Swelling is also common, and may not fully subside for a few months after the procedure. This means that the final results may not be fully apparent until this time.

Full results may take several weeks or months to become apparent, depending on how quickly any swelling subsides. Results will be long-lasting with regular exercise and healthy eating.

To learn more about arm lift surgery or to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure, contact Dr. Ghere at her office at (225) 412-4774 or schedule a consultation with us online today!

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A little can go a long way, and it is never too late to make a change.

Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

4212 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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