If you have an uncomfortable amount of “arm flab” or “bat wings,” Dr. Wendel may recommend arm lift, or brachioplasty. Unlike arm liposuction, the procedure goes one step further, removing not only arm fat but also excess arm skin that droops and jiggles. An arm lift may be a solution for anyone who has trouble fitting into sleeved tops or feels too embarrassed to wave goodbye.
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Arm lift is sometimes necessary when both loose skin and excess tissue cannot be tightened under the arms with diet and exercise alone. An arm lift, otherwise known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces arm fat, tightens sagging skin and shapes the arm. Aging, weight fluctuations, and genetics may contribute to the upper arm area sagging and drooping, and this is very difficult, if not impossible, to minimize through exercise alone. Arm lift surgery can help boost your self-esteem and makes it easier to wear flattering, short-sleeve or sleeveless clothes with confidence.
Dr. Wendel will perform the procedure using anesthesia in a fully accredited surgical facility in Nashville. Dr. Wendel will then make small incisions on the inside of back of the arm, depending on the severity of the arm lift. Some people may require a minimal incision near the armpit area; others require the need for one long incision that runs from the elbow to the armpit. Following the incision, excess fat is removed and the skin is trimmed. Dr. Wendel will go over your recovery instructions in order to minimize any discomfort.
Are you afraid to have scars? This is a real fear, especially with arm lift. If the amount of extra arm skin and fat that you have is minimal, you may be a candidate for Exilis® Elite.