If the underside of your upper arms are sagging and loose due to excess skin and fat, then an arm lift may be the right procedure for you. An arm lift is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Good candidates are:
Incisions vary depending on the area(s) to be treated, degree of correction needed and patient and surgeon preference. You and Dr. Vartany will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. Incision options include:
This incision is placed along the lower region of the inner arm. It generally extends from the armpit to just above the elbow.
Back of Arm
This incision is placed along the back side of the arm. It generally extends from the bottom portion of the armpit to just above the elbow.
This incision is placed within the underarm (axilla) area. The incision is significantly shorter than with the other techniques but only appropriate for minor correction.
You will need to allow 3-5 days off from work or school for this procedure due to swelling and discomfort.
Dr. Vartany will explain, in detail, the risks associated with an arm lift surgery. It will be your personal choice in determining if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.
The risks include: