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Loose skin in the upper arm can occur as a result of significant weight loss or aging due to gravity, skin laxity, and thinning skin. Despite rigorous arm exercises and diet, some patients feel they just can't of improve the appearance of their saggy upper arms. Patients tend to hide their upper arms by wearing clothing that has sleeves because of the embarrassment they feel.

Call us today at (770) 421-1242 to discuss any questions you may have about arm lift surgery in metro Atlanta, or feel free to request a consultation online to get started.

Our surgeons treat the upper arm differently depending on your anatomy and problem. If your main problem is heavy arms that are caused by excess fat and your skin is healthy, firm, and has elasticity, you may be a candidate for tumescent liposuction at our practice near Atlanta, GA. Your surgeon would sculpt and remove the excess fat, reducing the size of the upper arm to match the forearm. Frequently, this procedure can be performed simultaneously with liposuction of other body parts.

Loose, sagging skin is the result of time and gravity
or weight loss.

Have you heard the term "bat wings"? This term refers to the loose, sagging skin under the arms and can occur as a result of time, gravity, or significant weight loss. You will not be able to correct this condition with liposuction alone, as the skin is already loose. The only way to improve this problem is to have an arm lift.

About the Arm Lift Procedure

An arm lift is a body contouring procedure that lifts, tightens and re-contours the arm by reducing excess skin and fat to properly reshape the arms. An incision would be made from the armpit to the elbow, along the inside of the arm. The procedure would be done as outpatient in our state certified operating rooms. The surgery would take approximately 1 – 2 hours depending on your particular circumstances.

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Recovering from an Arm Lift

Discomfort will be mild to moderate and can easily be controlled with pain medication. Most of our Atlanta arm lift patients are normally able to return to work within a few days and resume normal activities after 2 weeks. An arm lift does not affect muscle tone, and normal physical activity is recommended once recovery is complete. This procedure involves the exchange of one cosmetic problem (loose skin) for another (scars). However, most people find the exchange worthwhile.

Whether liposuction or an arm lift is performed, the goal of your plastic surgeon is to give you slimmer more attractive arms. This procedure can help you stop feeling self-conscious about your arms when wearing sleeveless shirts and bathing suits. As always, a thorough consultation with your physician is required to determine the procedure best suited for you.

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