Fluctuations in weight, aging and heredity can all cause upper arms to droop and sag; a change in appearance that cannot be corrected through exercise.
What is an arm lift?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to address a few different issues:
- reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
- tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue defining the shape of the upper arm
- reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full, due to excess skin and fat.
Recovery from arm lift surgery may include bandages on the incisions themselves, as well as an elastic bandage or wrap around the arm to minimize swelling after surgery.
Sometimes a small tube is placed temporarily under the skin to drain excess blood or fluid. Everyone’s recovery is different. Clients should speak with their doctor regarding specifics.