Our skin stays as firm as long as it can. Yet heredity, fluctuations in weight, and aging can influence the current state of your skin’s elasticity. Apart from the upper thighs, the upper arms are also susceptible to quickly losing skin firmness and elasticity. In fact, patients jokingly describe their upper arms as “bat wings” and will ask about the appropriate surgery to make the upper arm skin look better again in the clothes that they’d like to wear. A Brachioplasty or an upper arm lift can remove excess skin and tighten the upper arm area. As a result, the skin is smoothed out and the upper arm is reshaped, extending from the underarm area down to the elbow.*
An upper arm lift is the best surgical treatment of choice for individuals suffering from loose skin in their upper arms despite a balanced diet or strict adherence to regular exercise. Often, these patients are unhappy with the shape of their upper arms or have recently lost significant amounts of body weight. In some cases, liposuction may be done alongside an upper arm lift to achieve firmer upper arm skin while removing excess pockets of fat at the same time. With Brachioplasty, expect a significant reduction of loose, excess skin in the upper arms.*
Dr. Mosser will recommend the specific surgery that you will need based on your upper arm’s distinct characteristics, the specific issues that you want to address, and the realistic goals you’ve set with him during the consultation. For individuals who will undergo an arm lift, Dr. Mosser will make tiny incisions within the armpit alone or it could extend along the inner arm to remove loose skin and tighten the area. These incisions are safe, reliable, and highly effective in reducing the amount of excess skin in the upper arms. The length and depth of an incision in an upper arm lift will depend on the amount of excess skin and the extent of surgery needed to accomplish desired outcomes. Once the appropriate incisions are made, loose skin is removed to produce firmer arms that are also in proportion with the rest of your body.*
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.