Farewell Bat Wings, Hello Tight Skin

October 3, 2023 Tags: , ,

Woman pinches loose skin on upper arm

Throughout your life, you’ll likely encounter issues with the skin around your upper arms. A lack of tautness can lead to an unaesthetic, sagging appearance. Moreover, an accumulation of excess fat can cause your arms to feel heavy. Luckily, there’s a solution to this very common problem.

Many are turning to brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, to correct loose skin and love the way their arms look again. The procedure carefully removes the dreaded “bat wings” and shows the beauty lying underneath loose skin.

Through the art of contouring, a brachioplasty removes unwanted loose skin and fat while shaping your upper arm to fit the silhouette of your arms. Depending on the looseness of the skin or the amount of excess fat, liposuction is sometimes incorporated into the procedure to maximize the aesthetic transformation of your arms.

Because the arm lift is an invasive surgical procedure, guests can expect to be put under general anesthesia while the roughly two-hour operation is performed. After the operation is finished and your transformation is complete, it’s important to closely adhere to your surgeon’s aftercare instructions. 

After an arm lift, post-op care includes soft wraps that are placed around the upper arms for about a week, and are then replaced with compression sleeves. They primarily serve the purpose of making sure the contours of the arm are well-defined while ensuring minimum swelling. After surgery, it’s important to avoid heavy lifting or difficult exercises for four to six weeks following the operation to guarantee a safe recovery.

Let a brachioplasty change the way you feel about your arms. If you’re interested in a brachioplasty procedure or would like to receive a consultation to discuss your ideal transformation, contact Dr. J.J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today!

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