With age or repeated weight loss, your upper arm skin can become loose, flabby and unattractive. For many women, this condition can cause embarrassment and limit their wardrobe choices. This can be especially challenging in sunny Orange County where tank tops and Tee shirts are popular year-round.
Dr. Montegut performs arm lift surgery or arm reduction surgery, also known as Brachioplasty, to remove excess tissue and reduce the circumference of the upper arm. In some cases, Dr. Montegut may suggest liposuction in conjunction with an arm lift to remove excess fat in the upper arms.
The complexity of the arm reduction procedure depends on the amount of extra skin and how loose the supporting tissues have become. Extra skin is removed from incisions along the inner arm. The incision must be placed where the tissue can be best tightened but the incision must be well hidden as well.
The dressing around the arms. You will need to protect the incisions after surgery. Limiting lifting is important and elevation with pillows will minimize any discomfort. Most patients are back to work within weeks after arm reduction surgery, but should not lift heavy objects.