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Arm Lift

Loose and hanging arms are possible as one age or lose weight either intentionally or following a weight loss surgery. This leads to a bat wing appearance to the arms with hanging skin below which is very unsightly and has a profound effect on the psyche of people, particularly when they want to wear outfits with short and tight sleeves. The removal of this excess arm skin is known as Brachioplasty or Arm Lift.

Who are the ideal candidates for an Arm Lift procedure?

  • Those who have lost their targeted maximum weight and committed to a healthy lifestyle.
  • Older females or males who have loose hanging skin due to fat atrophy.
  • People who have attained the status of maximum weight loss after Bariatric surgery.
  • Those who have a family history of heavy arms and have undergone liposuction.

How is the procedure done?

For patients that have extra skin that is minimal in nature and is located near the armpit, an improvement can be attained through a scar limited to the armpit. This is called a medial arm lift. For patients who present with a lot of upper arm skin excess, as in the case of most massive weight loss patients, tissue must be removed through a scar that runs from the elbow, through the armpit, and onto the side of the chest. There may be a tube drain left at the end of the procedure which will be removed after 2-3 days. You will be given a light compression dressing over the upper arms after the surgery.

What are the risks involved?

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Unattractive scarring
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As mentioned in the name, this surgery involves lifting the droopy skin of the arms. Loose hanging skin in the arms is usually caused due to rapid weight loss in people who have the tendency to put on fat in their arms. The expanded skin is not able to shrink with weight loss and it hangs like a bat wing and prevents women from wearing sleeveless clothes.

Arm lift surgery is carried under anesthesia with sufficient infiltration of local anesthesia along the stitch line. This makes the procedure absolutely painless. Moreover, the only discomfort that most people have is a feeling of tightness in the arms.

As mentioned above, it is a combination of local and minimal general anesthesia.

Arm lift surgery is always associated with scarring just like most body lift procedures but the scars are well hidden and fade over time. They are on the inner aspect of the arm or in the armpit which is not visible unless searched for.

Many people seeking arm tightening procedures still have excess fat deposits. Tightening of the arm skin without removal of this excess weight will widen the scars as well as and not provide sufficient improvement in the shape of the arms. In such cases, liposuction alone or in combination with Bipolar Radiofrequency technology can tighten the arm skin sufficiently ( This technology is available in India only at Dr. Mohan Thomas Aesthetics) so as to not require any skin excision.

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