An arm lift is designed to remove unwanted fat and trim away excess skin, revealing fit and sculpted arms.
Sagging skin on the upper arms can make you feel self-conscious about your entire appearance. Additionally, this area of the body gets increasingly difficult to tone with age. If your arms jiggle when you wave and you’re embarrassed to wear sleeveless tops, an arm lift with Dr. Larson can help you achieve the toned look you deserve.
You may be an ideal candidate for an arm lift if you:
Many of our clients request an arm lift after losing weight – especially following bariatric surgery. However, your weight loss should be stable before you have the procedure, as additional fluctuations may affect your results.
Patients who experience the best arm lift outcomes still have good skin elasticity. This ensures that their tissue can withstand some stretching for the procedure.
The ideal arm lift candidates are non-smokers, generally healthy and have realistic expectations for their results.
There are three main arm lift procedures: the upper, the extended, and the mini. During your initial consultation, Dr. Larson will assess your arms and skin quality to help you determine which approach is in your best interest.
The upper arm lift involves an incision from the armpit to the elbow, though it can be shorter if you have less volume to remove. This procedure is ideal for patients who have lost weight after bariatric surgery or are dealing with a moderate amount of skin elasticity.
The extended arm lift is reserved for patients with very lax skin.
With this approach, Dr. Larson will create an incision from the arm pit to the elbow and extending to the chest to allow for maximum tissue removal.
If you have a minor amount of skin to remove, you may be a candidate for the mini arm lift. With this approach, Dr. Larson will create a small incision that can be hidden completely within the armpit. It’s ideal for patients who are suffering from light sagging due to the natural aging process.
Your arm lift will be done under general anesthesia and should take about one to two hours, depending on the technique you’ve chosen.
To begin, Dr. Larson will create the incisions discussed during your consultation, placing them carefully to ensure discreet scarring. Through those openings, he will remove small pockets of fat and trim away excess tissue to reveal firm arms.
Once the procedure is complete, you will be free to return home to recover. You can expect some discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication. You should take a couple of weeks off work to ensure an optimal healing process and wait a full six weeks before resuming strenuous activity.
In accordance with the decision made by the Governor, elective surgery will once again be possible in the state of Arizona as of May 1.
This means that we will be expanding the operating hours of our office on a limited basis to accommodate new patients and to care for post-operative patients.
Physical Distancing measures will still be in effect. If you are coming to the office, please wear a mask and sanitize or wash your hands before entering and frequently while you are with us. We will be wearing masks as well and limiting physical and close contact.
If you are coughing, feeling ill or have a fever, DO NOT come to the office. Call us instead and we can make arrangements to see you if you need us. We will also have limited staff present in the office so things may run a bit more slowly.
Telemedicine consults are still available, and we encourage you to use this option if possible.
We are working to reschedule all the patients who had their surgeries temporarily canceled as a result of the quarantine. We will be in touch with you to do so, there is no need to call us. Please be patient with us, the surgery centers and hospitals will be working through a major backlog.
The mortality rate of this disease climbs sharply after 50. If you are over 50, please stay home if at all possible. Patients over 60 should only come to the office for emergencies or issues that cannot wait such as trauma or cancer.
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