Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

How Do I Get Rid of the Wings on My Arms?

By admin November 18, 2019

Flabby arms is a common complaint of patients in Aurora, Denver. An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess hanging skin and tightens, smooths and reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the elbow to the armpit. By addressing excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues, an arm lift can enhance and reshape your arms, offering a more toned appearance. 

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Serota offers arm lift surgery to patients wanting to improve droopy, sagging arms from weight loss, natural aging and heredity. 

In general, arm lift candidates include:

  • Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
  • Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

 To perform the arm lift surgery, Dr. Serota makes incisions on the inside or back of your arm. Incisions may span from the underarm to just above the elbow, depending on the amount of excess skin. 

Arm Lift Surgery Results

The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although there will likely be swelling and bruising during the recovery period. The results of arm lift surgery will be long-lasting provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness in your arms, but most of your improvement from surgery should be relatively permanent. 

Many patients who have an arm lift may also consider other body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck, thigh lift or body lift. For more information about arm lift surgery or any other procedure we offer, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Serota. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or website today to set up an appointment. 

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