3 Popular Reasons to Consider an Arm Lift

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3 Popular Reasons to Consider an Arm Lift

If you’re tired of hiding the flabby skin on your upper arms, it may be time to consider an arm lift. Learn three reasons why people are moving forward with this popular surgery to see if it’s an option for you.

An arm lift is a great way to reverse the signs of aging that become more apparent on your upper arms with every passing year. This popular surgery can also address other issues that leave you dissatisfied with the appearance of your arm.

At Pearce Plastic Surgery, our skilled plastic surgeon Paul Pearce, MD, provides arm lift surgery for qualified candidates who are unhappy with the appearance of their upper arms. 

Dr. Pearce can determine if this type of surgery is right for you after a comprehensive health exam and discussing your expectations for results.

An arm lift overview

An arm lift (brachioplasty) reduces excess skin and fat deposits on your upper arm. Dr. Pearce targets the skin and fat between your armpit and your elbow.

Using minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr. Pearce redefines the shape of your upper arm so it appears well-toned. He also tightens the remaining skin to achieve a smoother, more youthful look.

Arm lift surgery takes 2-3 hours to complete. We provide comprehensive guidance to help you recover fully from surgery. You can expect to need time off work and other activities for up to 14 days, depending on your overall health and healing progress.

Reasons an arm lift may be right for you

There are many reasons why people consider plastic surgery. An arm lift may be the right procedure for you if you’re dissatisfied with your arms due to:

1. Hereditary characteristics

If your genetics plays a role in extra fat deposits in your upper arms, you may benefit from an arm lift to help your arms look slimmer.

An arm lift can change the shape of your arm if it seems unusually larger than your lower arm.

2. Age-related loss of firmness

Aging causes a loss of elastin and collagen, two essential proteins for healthy skin. This loss makes your skin less flexible and wrinkled. The skin on your upper arms can become saggy and hang down under your arm.

Dr. Pearce can remove excess skin and tighten what remains so your arms look tighter and more toned.

3. Significant weight loss

Significant weight loss can leave a lot of excess skin behind. While some of your skin will shrink, much of it can hang off your arms and make you self-conscious about your appearance.

To create natural-looking results, Dr. Pearce personalizes a surgical plan to remove excess skin after completing your weight loss journey. He can also reposition the remaining fat to enhance the aesthetic of your upper arms.

Added benefits of an arm lift

No matter why you choose to move forward with an arm lift, you can enjoy more confidence in your overall appearance after surgery.

Many people enjoy a boost in their self-esteem and are happy to show off their arms when wearing sleeveless shirts and dresses and their summertime swimwear.

It may also be easier to see the results of the workouts you do to strengthen and tone your upper arm muscles.

Call Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas, or book a surgery consultation online today to find out if you're a candidate for an arm lift. 

Pearce Plastic Surgery
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Address: 1600 W 38th Street, Suite 300
Austin , TX 78731