If you have excess skin on your arms as a result of significant weight loss or just getting older, you may feel self-conscious about showing off your arms. Additionally, for many people, excess arm skin isn’t just an aesthetic issue – it can also lead to skin rashes and even infections.
All of that leaves you with a pressing question: “How can I get rid of excess skin on my arms?”
Arm Lift: Get Rid of Excess Arm Skin
An arm lift – also referred to as a brachioplasty – is a surgical procedure dedicated to removing excess skin from the upper arms. Arm lift surgery can be transformative for patients, particularly those who may feel as though they have to hide their arms to avoid their excess skin from showing. After an arm lift, patients are left with slimmer and more contoured arms – the kind that they can’t wait to show off in bathing suits and tank tops!
During the arm lift, your plastic surgeon will make an incision on the inside of your upper arm, potentially stretching from your armpits to your elbow. Your plastic surgeon will then reposition sagging muscles and remove excess skin to help highlight the new arm contours. The incisions are closed and patients are able to return home a couple of hours after surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
You’re a good candidate for an arm lift if you have excess skin around your upper arms. This skin – which may appear to “drape” from your arms – could be a result from massive weight loss or just losing skin laxity as you get older.
All candidates for the arm lift procedure should be healthy nonsmokers who have realistic expectations for the outcome of their surgery.
Can My Arm Lift Be Covered by Insurance?
In most cases, your arm lift won’t be covered by your health insurance policy.
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