Today’s technology and innovations are making plastic surgery procedures more safe and reasonable for you to receive the cosmetic beautification that you desire. For the last 10 years, plastic surgeons have seen an uptick in procedures to reshape the upper arms. It’s no wonder, right? You finally lose those extra pounds, you’ve got a nice healthy glow to your skin, and there you are, stuck with all that excess flab on the underside of your arms. Well, you don’t have to go through life with ‘Bat Wings’. Consider an upper arm lift, also called a brachioplasty, to reshape the appearance of the underside of the arm from the armpit to the elbow.
Who Should Consider an Upper Arm Lift?
If you have significant underarm skin or flab but you are not excessively overweight, you are a non-smoker and you are willing to accept a scar in exchange for a shapelier arm, then you should consider this procedure. Ridding yourself of the dreaded bat wings will give you more confidence and boost your self-image, you will definitely look better in form fitting clothes as well as your favorite sleeveless summer tops.
What Does this Procedure Involve?
Depending on how much skin and flab have to be removed dictates the type of brachioplasty that your plastic surgeon will perform and what anesthesia will be given. But very basically, incisions are made under the arm in as inconspicuous a location as possible, the excess skin and fat are removed and the incisions are brought back together to provide a firmer and more smoothly contoured arm. The procedure is normally performed on an outpatient basis, but you should have someone drive you home and stay with you the first night following surgery. Stitches are removed within a couple of weeks. Even though there may be bruising and puffiness after surgery, you should be able to see the results of the operation almost immediately.
Call Parkway Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mobley to discuss whether your arms can be re-shaped to give you a more appealing look.