Have you worked hard to shape and tone your arms, only to be frustrated with an inability to slim down parts of your upper arms? Maybe you have ‘wings’ of excess tissue that sag from the upper arms. While exercises like bicep curls and tricep dips can tone the muscles in the upper half of your arms, those exercises cannot get rid of excess tissue in many cases. If you are interested in a surgical treatment to slim your arms and get rid of hanging skin or fat, an arm lift may be the best option for you.
Dr. Golshani is able to do with plastic surgery, what diet and exercise sometimes cannot do. A perfect example is the arm lift. During this surgery, Dr. Golshani can remove hanging tissue and fatty deposits. This will leave you with arms that are more smooth and toned, and a renewed self-confidence.
Arm Lift Procedure
During an arm lift, Dr. Golshani will remove extra skin that is hanging when you raise your arms. For patients that have fatty deposits, he can use liposuction to target these areas of fat and contour the upper arms. When excess skin is surgically removed, scars are inevitable. However, Dr. Golshani is highly skilled at placing incisions where they will be as minimally noticeable as possible. He also uses excellent skill in closing the incisions, which allows the scars to heal well and fade. It’s important to remember that scarring will depend, in part, on your genetics.
Good Candidates for an Arm Lift
You may be a good candidate for an arm lift if you are close to your ideal weight and in good health overall. As with all surgical procedures, the best candidates are those people who do not smoke. Dr. Golshani also emphasizes that the best candidates for an arm lift have realistic expectations for their final results, and are committed to following all post operative instructions.
Recovery after Arm Lift Surgery
After your arm lift, you should expect to have some discomfort and swelling. You will not be able to lift your arms above your shoulder for several weeks. It is important that you have help around the house, especially if you have a small child. Dr. Golshani may ask you to wear compression garments during this time to help with recovery and help minimize swelling. While you can return to a non-strenuous job fairly soon after an arm lift, you will need to take a longer amount of time off work if your job involves upper arm strength.
Arm lift surgery can be an exciting step for some men and women, who can return their arms to a more toned, slim, youthful shape. If you are wondering if this arm treatment is a good fit for you, get in touch with us to schedule a consultation. Everyone is different, but by speaking with you, Dr. Golshani can learn about your goals and help you understand if arm skin removal, fat removal, or a combination can help you achieve the esthetic results you want.