You should feel confident after significant weight loss. It is quite an accomplishment that not everyone can achieve and even fewer can sustain. At Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie, LA, we want you to feel beautiful and confident. If you have recently undergone weight loss surgery and feel self-conscious about your arms, we invite you to learn everything you need to know about brachioplasty and if it is right for you.
What is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is the formal name for an arm lift. Its prevalence has increased by over 4,300% in just a decade.
What Does This Procedure Entail?
This procedure is performed by removing excess skin and tissue. Depending on the level of correction required, liposuction may be performed as well in order to get rid of excess fat.
Am I a Good Candidate for Brachioplasty?
An accurate assessment can only be made after we get to know you, your goals and your medical history. Generally, a good candidate will be in good general health. Let our surgeon know of any medications you are taking leading up to the procedure, including antibiotics.
It is also important that you have been at a stable weight for a set amount of time. Liposuction removes fat cells and the adult body cannot grow new fat cells, but your existing ones can expand if you consume an excess of calories. Additionally, weight loss and gain affect the skin’s elasticity, resulting in the need for a follow-up procedure if your weight significantly fluctuates.
If you want to improve the contour of your upper arms with brachioplasty, you must commit to a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, you must commit to following our surgeon’s instructions in the weeks leading up to the procedure and the weeks after the procedure.
A key component of this procedure is having a positive outlook and realistic expectations. Your consultation will help you to understand realistic results that you can expect through this procedure given your current body’s state.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you believe brachioplasty is a good fit for you, consult the friendly professionals at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie, LA. We look forward to hearing from you so we can get to know you and help you decide if this common procedure will help you achieve your ideal body. Contact us today to book your appointment in the New Orleans, LA area.