For patients who are at or near their ideal weight, but who struggle with isolated deposits of fat and loose, hanging skin, body contouring offers a potentially ideal solution. Body contouring is an umbrella term that covers a series of procedures, each of which targets a certain part of the body, such as the abdomen (abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck), the thighs (thighplasty, or a thigh lift), and the buttocks (buttock lift).
One of the most popular body contouring procedures is the arm lift, clinically known as brachioplasty. The upper arms are among the most difficult regions of the body to tone, especially after significant weight loss. Fortunately, arm lift surgery is able to target excess skin and restore definition to this common problem area, refining the upper arms and making them look trim and proportional to the rest of the figure.
Dr. Barry Neil Silberg carefully evaluates potential arm lift candidates at his Santa Rosa, CA plastic surgery practice to ensure that they can safely enjoy all of the benefits the procedure has to offer. He puts nothing above the safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction of his patients.
Are you a good candidate for arm lift surgery? We invite you to find out by meeting with Dr. Silberg at your earliest convenience. Simply contact our plastic surgery practice today, and we will gladly schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Silberg.
What Is Arm Lift Surgery?
Arm lift surgery is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of the upper arms by removing excess, hanging skin and deposits of unwanted fat. It is particularly well suited to people who have lost massive amounts of weight, whether through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, and to those whose upper arms have lost volume due to aging.
During the procedure, Dr. Silberg works through the most discreet incisions possible. The length of the incision in your particular case will depend on your individual needs and goals. He trims away excess skin, removing any unwanted fat via liposuction if necessary. The remaining skin is then pulled taut and sutured closed. The result is an upper arm that looks trimmer and more aesthetically pleasing in relation to the rest of the body.
Determining Candidacy for Arm Lift Surgery
Most patients who wish to undergo arm lift surgery are suitable candidates to undergo the procedure. Dr. Silberg carefully evaluates patients to make sure that they are good candidates as doing so is the best way to ensure the best possible results.
To be considered a good candidate for arm lift surgery, you must:
- Be in good enough health to undergo a surgical procedure
- Be at a stable weight, preferably at or near the ideal weight for your height
- Have relatively elastic skin
- Be willing to follow all post-surgical instructions to the letter
- Be willing to lead a healthy post-surgical lifestyle
- If you are a smoker, be willing to quit smoking at least during the healing period and preferably permanently
- Have realistic expectations about the outcome of your procedure
Find Out Whether You Are a Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery
To find out whether you are a good candidate for arm lift surgery, please contact the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Barry Neil Silberg today.