If you are having problems getting rid of stubborn fat in the upper arm area, an arm lift may be an ideal procedure to combat this problem. An arm lift can effectively:
- Reduce excessive skin that sags
- Minimize pockets of upper arm fat
- Smooth and tighten the tissue and skin of the upper arm
There are several factors that can cause you to have excess fat and skin in this area, which include genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations. Unfortunately, this can’t be fixed through exercise alone.
The best candidates for the procedure will need to be healthy without any conditions that can influence the surgery or hinder healing. You should also be a nonsmoker and have a positive outlook about the procedure with realistic goals and expectations.
Preparation and the Procedure
If you are preparing to have an arm lift, you may need to undergo lab testing and have a medical evaluation, and it is also important that you stop taking anti-inflammatory medications a few weeks before the procedure. Because you will be given anesthesia, you will need to arrange for a ride home. It can also be beneficial to have someone stay with you for the first night following the procedure.
During the procedure the tissue will be tightened and reshaped. Our surgeon will make any necessary adjustments to ensure you are pleased with the results. The results are immediately visible after the procedure.
Recovery and Aftercare
Bandages or dressings will be applied to the area, and you may be advised to wear a compression garment after the procedure to minimize swelling. It is vital to follow all of the instructions provided to you by our doctor to speed healing.
You should avoid lifting your arms above your shoulders after the surgery. It will probably take some time before you can participate in strenuous activities, such as exercise.
The results from the procedure are long-lasting, but you should keep in mind that aging will naturally cause skin to lose its firmness. If you try to maintain a healthy weight, it will help you maintain the results.
We know how frustrating it can be to experience stubborn fat in certain areas. We also know that losing a lot of weight can result in loose skin, which can hinder the satisfaction felt from such an accomplishment. That is why, at Zelko Aesthetics, we offer the arm lift surgery. We want to help you finish achieving that body you’ve already worked so hard for. We are conveniently located in Greenfield and Westmont. Contact our educated staff today to schedule your arm lift consultation!