What is an Arm Lift?


Like many other lift procedures, an arm lift is designed to address excess arm skin and fat. An arm lift is a surgical procedure that physically removes excess arm skin and fat that is causing a person to feel unsatisfied with the way their arms look. The term arm lift is somewhat misleading. The term “arm lift” would suggest that arm skin and fat are just lifted with minimal removal of arm skin and fat; much like a breast lift where the breast is lifted with minimal removal of breast tissue. During an arm lift, excess arm skin and fat are removed and the arm is reduced in size. Therefore, an arm lift should be accurately called an arm reduction. The medical term for an arm lift or arm reduction is a brachioplasty.

There are a variety of reasons why a person may consider an arm lift. One of the most common reasons is the extra arm skin that develops after drastic weight loss. When a person loses a lot of weight, they often are left with extra arm skin that is not able to shrink to the size that it was before the weight gain. So while a person may have overall slim arms, the extra, hanging arm skin may cause them to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. As all of us get older, our bodies go through a variety of changes.

Unfortunately, these changes usually cause side effects that many consider to be negative. For example, we start to lose collagen, elastin, and other healthy fibers in our skin. Loss of skin elasticity can cause our skin to hang. Changes in aging skin are clearly evident when a person sees new and deepening facial wrinkles, tiny, new fine lines, and saggy skin in the jowl region. Loss of skin elasticity also affects the rest of the body. So even an individual who has been at a healthy weight their entire life may start to have droopy arm skin as they age.

Sagging arm skin can happen no matter if you are in extremely good shape or not. We warmly invite you to set up a consultation with Dr. Katzen. This is the very best way for you to learn about the benefits that you can receive from an arm lift (brachioplasty). This is also the best way for you to find out if you are a good candidate for the arm lift procedure. There are several different types of arm lifts including the crescent arm lift, modified T incision arm lift, and full arm lift. There are also variations on arm lift scar placement. During your arm lift consultation, Dr. Katzen will ask you questions about your goals and your health. He will be able to give you a good idea about what you can expect from an arm lift and how long it will take you to recover.

An arm lift, arm reduction, or brachioplasty is a great procedure to help individuals feel more comfortable about their arms by removing excess skin and fat. An arm lift can give you back the confidence that you once had and help you to feel satisfied with your weight loss achievements. Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. Make your appointment today to get started!

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