When the skin on the upper arm has lost its elasticity, a reshaping Arm Lift can help if other cosmetic procedures, such as Liposuction, are not enough. Exercise can improve the tone of arm muscles, but cannot treat a loss of elasticity, slackened skin, or localized fat deposits.
Candidates for an Arm Lift
Excess skin and fat on the underside of your upper arm due to aging, heredity, or fluctuations in weight can leave you feeling less than confident about the appearance of your body. Ptosis (sagging) along the back of the upper arm can occur in people of any size. Your wardrobe choices become limited and your self-esteem suffers. In many cases, an Arm Lift can help trim, tone, and firm your upper arm, as well as improve the overall look of your body.
An Arm Lift procedure can reduce the amount of excess skin and fat on the upper arm; reshape the contours between the elbow and armpit; smooth out the skin; and give the whole arm a more toned and proportionate appearance.
Results are apparent almost immediately, and with the improved techniques now available scarring is less conspicuous than ever before.
- Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
- Create a customized surgical plan
- Take pre-op photos
- Meet with our Practice Manager, Robin Chamberlain
- Schedule surgery with our Surgical Coordinator
- Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
- Return to the office for a pre-op before Surgery
- Have surgery
- Return to the office within one week of surgery for your post op visit
If you suffer from ptosis or excess skin on your upper arms, an Arm Lift may be the answer for you.
Following an Arm Lift procedure, patients will need 10 days of downtime. During this 10 days, activity and arm movement will need to be limited. Heavy lifting and any other exercise that engages the upper body will need to be avoided for at least one month to allow the arms to fully heal.