Flabby, excess skin that hangs from below the upper arms is one of the side-effects of the substantial weight loss that can follow bariatric surgery or dramatic changes in diet and exercise.
Not only can this sagging skin cause uncomfortable chafing, it can make you extremely self-conscious about your appearance and limit your clothing options. Via an arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, board-certified South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn can remove this excess skin, leaving a firmer appearance with natural-looking contours.
Is an Arm Lift Right for Me?
Although liposuction may be used to remove fatty deposits in some arm lift procedures, a brachioplasty is best suited for patients with loose, sagging skin. If you have primarily excess fat and good skin elasticity, liposuction alone may be able to achieve the desired results.
Because there are different surgical approaches for conducting an arm lift, only a personal consultation and exam with Dr. Vaughn can determine if an arm lift is the best option for you and what the specifics of your individual procedure will entail. While complications from brachioplasty surgery are rare, the procedure will leave visible scars in most cases; Dr. Vaughn will review the potential risks and side-effects of an arm lift in detail during your consultation.
Patients who have undergone massive weight loss may also experience excess skin dropping from the inner and outer thighs, which may be treated with a thigh lift or through body lift procedures.
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If you’re considering an arm lift, please contact our office in Greenwood, South Carolina, online or call Piedmont Plastic Surgery at 864-223-0505 to schedule your individual consultation and exam with Dr. Ted Vaughn. We also serve patients in the Greenville, Anderson, Columbia, and Laurens, South Carolina, areas, as well as Augusta, Georgia.