Many men and women feel self-conscious about their arms due to aging, illness, hereditary factors or significant weight loss. Maybe you are fit and healthy but struggle with arm exercises due to excess skin. Maybe your skin has lost elasticity due to age. At Metairie Plastic Surgeons in the New Orleans area, we want you to be confident in your own skin. This is why we are proud to offer arm lift procedures.
What is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the upper arm, which mitigates the appearance of flab and reduces the circumference of the upper arm. For women, the procedure allows them to feel more comfortable in bikinis and sleeveless tops and dresses. For men, it makes the biceps and triceps appear larger and better-defined. It can also help you fit into sleeves better. Overall, this safe, effective procedure improves the look and quality of life of both female and male patients.
Who is a Good Candidate?
A good candidate for an arm lift has loose skin that he or she would like to reduce. As we age, our skin loses elasticity or the ability to snap back in place after being stretched. If you have lost a significant amount of fat due to extreme weight loss or muscle due to aging or illness, you may experience loose skin.
Good candidates for this procedure may also be genetically predisposed to sagging skin. They also have a positive outlook and realistic expectations of the results. Realistic results will be discussed at your initial consultation, where you can speak with a specialist about your unique medical history to determine if this procedure is a good fit for you.
There are various benefits of getting an arm lift in New Orleans. These include:
- The removal of excess fat and skin
- Improved shape and tone
- Enhanced contours
- Improved proportions
- Improved self-esteem
- More clothing options
- Better workout results
If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight due to giving birth, undergoing weight loss surgery or a healthy diet and rigorous exercise routine, your skin may have lost elasticity. An arm lift helps you to restore the elasticity in your skin and eliminate excess skin so that you can be confident in the contour of your arms. We cannot spot-reduce fat, meaning when your body burns more calories than it consumes, targeted exercises will not affect where we lose fat. For this reason, you could benefit from an arm lift in New Orleans.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you are ready to take the next step in improving your appearance and boosting your self-confidence, speak with the friendly professionals at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie and learn more about an arm lift. Contact our office today for a consultation!