If you are experiencing sagging skin on the upper portion of the arms, you are not alone. Many men and women will find that aging and weight fluctuations can result in the development of increased skin laxity that can sag underneath the arms and result in an unattractive appearance. Some patients will even avoid wearing tank tops or short-sleeved shirts because they are self-conscious of the appearance of their arms. Instead of covering up, it may be time to speak to a plastic surgeon about the options available for treatment. This may include an arm lift by Dr. Jessica Belz.
What is an arm lift?
The arm lift procedure, medically known as brachioplasty, is a procedure that addresses the under portion of the upper arm to the elbow where skin laxity tends to occur. The drooping of the skin in this area, along with the muscle tone, may cause excess skin to become prominent when the arms are exposed. The arm lift procedure is a surgical treatment that:
- Reduces excess skin and fat that hang from the upper arms
- Reshapes the arms to smooth the skin and provide more attractive contours
- Ensures a more toned and proportionate appearance to the arms and upper body as a whole
What about scarring?
As with many cosmetic procedures, Dr. Jessica Belz takes great care in avoiding significant or noticeable scarring. To achieve this with the upper arm lift, incisions are often made on the inside part of the upper arm. This scar will be more noticeable when patients are wearing clothes that expose the arms, but can help patients still feel more comfortable in their own skin after the procedure has been performed.
Am I a good candidate?
The best candidates for brachioplasty are patients:
- Who are over the age of 18
- Who are nonsmokers
- Who have stabilized weight and are not significantly overweight
- Who are healthy overall with no medical conditions that can impair healing
- Who have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved with this procedure
Call Dr. Jessica Belz today to schedule a consultation
Learn more about the arm lift procedure to find out if you are a proper candidate. The office is located at 207 West Sunset Road in San Antonio, TX and can be reached by phone at (210) 497-7100.