Excess skin hanging on the upper arms can not only be unsightly and embarrassing for some women, but it may seriously limit clothing options. For women in Detroit who struggle with this issue, Dr. Ellen performs arm lift surgery in Bloomfield Hills, MI, to tone and slenderize the upper arms.
For More Toned Upper Arms
Brachioplasty (an arm lift) involves the removal of excess skin and tissue that may hang from the upper arms. Dr. Ellen may recommend the procedure for you if you have:
- Hanging arm tissue
- Excess fat in upper arms
- Motivation to improve arm appearance
An arm lift surgery near Rochester Hills is ideal for many women (and even some men) who experience excessive loose skin hanging from their upper arms. Skin elasticity is not as important as with other procedures, but you should be a nonsmoker and at a healthy, stable body weight.
Common Questions About An Arm Lift Surgery
Am I a Good Candidate?
An arm lift surgery near Rochester Hills is ideal for many women (and even some men) who experience excessive loose skin hanging from their upper arms. Prior to your procedure, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellen to discuss your goals and objectives to create your realistic results. During this time, you will need to share your medical history as well as other items to ensure that the procedure can be performed safely and successful. Skin elasticity is not as important as with other procedures, but you should be a nonsmoker and at a healthy, stable body weight.
How Is An Arm Lift Performed?
When plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen performs an arm lift, she almost always performs the procedure under general anesthesia. The procedure then requires an incision along the inside of your upper arm extending from the armpit to the elbow. In more minor cases, Dr. Ellen may suggest a minimal incision underneath the armpit. At this incision site, Dr. Ellen will remove the excess skin that hangs from your arm and may also use liposuction to further slenderize its appearance. If liposuction is necessary, Dr. Ellen will first perform liposuction, then trim the excess skin. The skin will then be tightened and re-contoured for a leaner appearance. When a satisfactory result is achieved, she will then close the incisions with sutures and apply a surgical dressing.
Will Arm Lift Surgery Leave Scars?
Any surgery will likely leave some type of scar, whether it is easily noticeable or not. Arm lift surgery in Troy, MI will leave a scar on the underside of your arm, but it will fade slightly and flatten out over time. Patients willingly accept some scarring as a trade-off to remove the excess hanging skin.
How Will I Care For My Arms After Surgery If Driving In From Detroit, MI?
When you leave surgery, Dr. Ellen will have your arms wrapped in gauze. Most patients return home the same day as the surgery but may experience some bruising. You will need to limit your activity for several weeks, but most patients take about one week off from work for more sedentary jobs. Recovery may impact your job for some time, if you do much manual work. Any swelling you experience will gradually subside and discomfort can be managed with medication. Dr. Ellen may advise you to keep your arms elevated, which will be included in your post-operative instructions.
If you are from the Detroit area or the surrounding cities of Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield or Royal Oak and struggle with persistent hanging skin on your upper arms, we encourage you to contact Dr. Ellen for a consultation. Dr. Ellen and her staff are eager to answer your questions about arm lift surgery in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Please send us an email or call our office today at 248-220-6760 to schedule a consultation about arm lift surgery.