The process of aging can result in a lot of changes throughout the face and body. This includes less collagen and elastin in the skin, which causes the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. This can result in loose skin throughout the body, that can make men and women feel self-conscious when wearing more revealing clothing. With surgeries such as the arm lift, Dr. Dimitrios Motakis and his team in Toronto, ON, can assist with boosting appearance and self-confidence.
What Is the Arm Lift Procedure?
The arm lift procedure, which is also known as brachioplasty, is a unique surgical procedure which reshapes the upper arms by removing excess fat and skin. The main purpose of the arm lift procedure is to reduce the appearance of sagging in the underarm area and create smoother, firmer contours in the upper arms. Arm lifts can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures, such as liposuction.
How Is the Arm Lift Procedure Performed?
Depending on your needs and goals, an arm lift may involve minimal incisions or longer ones for more dramatic results. During the surgery, any loose skin and fat will be removed from the arms before being tightened through stitches or skin tape.
How Do I Care for Myself After an Arm Lift?
The recovery process following the arm lift surgery typically takes six to eight weeks, with patients returning to most normal activities within a few days. Immediately following the procedure, it is important to limit movement in the arms and avoid showering or submerging in water until instructed by your surgeon. Additionally, pain medications are prescribed to help manage any discomfort during recovery. After recovery, you will experience improved definition and contour in your arms that allow you to wear tank tops and short sleeve shirts with much more confidence!
Am I a Good Candidate for the Arm Lift Procedure?
To determine candidacy for this and other face and body surgeries, it is always a great idea to connect with an experienced plastic surgeon in the Toronto, ON, community. Call 416-925-5775 to talk to Dr. Dimitrios Motakis and his team about your surgical needs. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the FRCSC, with sub-specialization in both cosmetic and breast surgeries.