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Thinking About Arm Lift Surgery? Facts You Should Know

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Warm weather is on the way, and that calls for tank tops, sundresses, and swimsuits. If you are concerned and anxious about how your upper arms will look in the sunshine, then talk to Dr. Ellen about arm lift surgery. Dr. Ellen will discuss the benefits of an arm lift, and she can determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

What Is Arm Lift Surgery?

Arm lift surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes fat cells under and around the arms. The surgery also removes the excess skin and creates a toned appearance for the patient. It removes the bagginess under the arms that can make it hard to wear sleeveless shirts. This surgery will help you regain the smooth skin surface on your upper arms by pulling the skin tight.

Am I A Good Candidate For Arm Lift Surgery?

As you age, your skin begins to lose its elasticity. This process begins at different times in life depending on each patient. Older patients who have begun to experience loose skin are good candidates for this procedure. Additionally, no matter how old you are, there are areas of your body that don’t seem to respond to exercise no matter how much you try. While eating a balanced diet and being physically active are both good habits to maintain, it may not stop your arms from looking a little droopy.

If the skin under your arms is loose and hangs down in an unnatural way, then you may benefit from arm lift surgery. Your skin can lose its shape due to losing a significant amount of weight, or it may be a genetic condition that only surgery can take care of. If you’re a healthy weight with no debilitating illnesses, then arm lift surgery should be at the top of your list.

What Happens During Arm Lift Surgery?

Our experienced medical team will give you a general anesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain during the surgery. There will be an incision made in the inner portion of your arm, so any scarring will be barely noticeable. The excess skin and fat will be removed, and your arms will have the appearance of being taut and toned.

How Long Will It Take Me To Recover?

Since this is a minimally invasive surgery, you should expect to take about two or three weeks to recover. You’ll wear compression sleeves to help with the healing process. It’s a good idea to stay on bed rest for a few days after the surgery. You may have redness, swelling, or bruising on your arms, but that will disappear soon. Get plenty of sleep, maintain a healthy diet, and stay hydrated during this time.

Schedule a Consultation

There’s nothing like having smooth arms that you can show off during the summer months. If you are interested in an arm lift procedure, call Dr. Ellen Janetzke for a consultation today.

(248) 220-6760 60 West Big Beaver Rd, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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