Sagging and droopy arms make many women self-conscious. They resort to dieting, exercise often with little success. They modify their attire to cover their arms, which becomes a nuisance especially in the summer. Do your arms have a droopy, sagging appearance? Several factors can lead to loose, sagging skin beneath the arms including weight loss, aging and even heredity factors.
Many men and women find this appearance undesirable. Physical exercise can help strengthen your underlying muscle tone, but unfortunately it won’t eliminate localized fat deposits, weakened tissue, or excess skin that has lost its elasticity. Dieting can decrease some of the arm girth, but it does not significantly impact on skin elasticity or stubborn fat deposits.
An arm lift — or “brachioblasty” — is a common surgical procedure in which Dr. Motakis tightens and reshapes the skin beneath the arm by removing excess skin and fat, often from the underarm to the elbow. The procedure serves to give slimmer, more youthful looking arms to patients who are unhappy with their loose, sagging skin. Many patients of Dr. Motakis who undergo the procedure have the renewed confidence that they need to wear short or sleeveless shirts again. The scar is well hidden in the inner aspect of the arm.
Alternative procedures may include liposuction of the arm excess fat with radiofrequency skin tightening (BodyTite) or a mini-brachioplasty with a smaller incision in the armpit. Such procedures offer a smaller scar but are usually reserved for cases of minimal to moderate skin laxity.
What Does an Arm Lift Involve?
During a brachioblasty, Dr. Motakis expertly removes excess skin and fat from the inner and under surfaces of your arm. The incision length and pattern that Dr. Motakis uses depend on the location of the skin excess. Typically, incisions are placed on the inside of the arm and can extend from the underarm to the elbow, although they are often more limited. Sometimes excess fat is removed concurrently via liposuction. Tightening the underlying supportive tissue in your arm, gives it a slimmer, firmer shape.
Arm reductions and arm lifts are performed while you are asleep under general anaesthetic or under IV sedation and usually don’t require an overnight stay, unless combined with other procedures. Dr. Motakis makes every effort to minimize the appearance of scarring, however occasionally the scar maybe slightly visible. Many patients report that following their arm lift surgery, they have the confidence to wear short sleeves again and the results are worth the minimal scarring.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for an Arm Lift?
Arm lifts are often performed on patients who have loose, sagging skin and excess fat, which cannot be improved or eliminated using regular exercise. If you have maintained a healthy diet and regular physical activity regiment, but continue to have loose, sagging skin on the underside of your arm, then an arm lift surgery may be a good choice for you. Have you lost a considerable amount of weight or are you frustrated with the effects of aging on your arms? An arm lift procedure may be a good option as long as you are healthy and have realistic expectations. Schedule a consultation to discuss how an arm lift will benefit you and to discuss your questions and expectations.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether an arm-lift procedure is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. In a consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery in order to make an informed decision. Having expertly completed countless cosmetic procedures, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. He recognises that each person is unique, with different expectations, desires, downtime and budget and he always makes sure to tailor the treatment to the patients needs. Dr Motakis attention to detail, his artistic skills, and ability create a natural appearance is what sets him apart. Your peace of mind, comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance.
For information about the cost of an arm lift or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us.