At the practice of Dr. Jessica Belz, patients who are dissatisfied with excess skin or fat in the upper arm area may want to ask about cosmetic surgeries that can help. If you are dealing with issues in the upper arms, you may be a good candidate for arm lift surgery.
What is the arm lift procedure?
An arm lift, also called brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the upper arms. During an arm lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper arms, and loose or saggy skin is tightened. Arm lifts are usually performed on patients who have undergone massive weight loss and have loose, saggy skin.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your upper arms, an arm lift may be right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Jessica Belz will evaluate your unique case and recommend the best course of treatment.
What can I expect during the arm lift procedure?
Arm lifts are typically performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, your surgeon will make incisions on the inside or back of your upper arms. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat will be removed. In some cases, liposuction may be used to remove stubborn pockets of fat. Once the excess tissue has been removed, Dr. Jessica Belz will tighten the remaining skin and close the incisions with sutures.
What is recovery like after an arm lift?
After your arm lift procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising. You will be wearing a compression garment to help minimize swelling. Most patients take approximately two weeks off from work to recover. You should avoid strenuous activity or lifting heavy objects during this time. You will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Jessica Belz to ensure that your incisions are healing properly.
How do I learn more about arm lift surgery?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your upper arms and want to learn more about arm lift surgery, contact Dr. Jessica Belz, a plastic surgeon in your area, to schedule a consultation. Call 210-497-7100 to request a visit and get started learning about this and other body surgery solutions available to you and others in the San Antonio, TX area and surrounding communities.