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Arm Lifts- What To Consider

For many patients, even diet exercise and weight resistance training can not tone the excess skin on the upper arms. Middle-aged women tend to have a higher level of difficulty using weight training to regain the toned definition of the arms. Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, can help you enjoy firmer, more toned looking arms. Arm lifts can rid you of the wing like apperance caused by excess skin. Annapolis Plastic Surgery is home to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Chappell. Dr. Chappell has over 18 years of experience helping patients recontour and sculpt their bodies using innovative plastic surgery techniques. arm lift surgery annapolis md

Am I a Candidate for an Arm Lift?

If you have recently undergone a massive weight loss, an arm lift could be the final touch you need to achieve your goals. Weight loss, especially later in life, can leave behind sagging excess skin that will not tone with exercise. Arm lift and other body contouring procedures like a tummy tuck can help remove some of the skin for a firmer, smaller looking you. Patients who are eating well, have reached their goal weight, and have substantial excess skin are ideal candidates for an arm lift. Patients who have recently had a mastectomy, are prone to infections of the sweat glands, or who have not yet lost the weight they want to may consider alternative cosmetic procedures.

Will I have a scar on the arm lift?

Yes, the arm lift surgery will leave a scar. Dr. Chappell is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon that will place the scar in an inconspicuous place for minimal exposure. The intensity of the scar will vary from patient to patient depending on their skin type and how they react to scars.

What is the downtime after an arm lift?

Typically patients take about seven days to rest after surgery. After a week most patients are able to return to work and after three can return to all of their daily activities. Patients are typically prescribed antibiotics to prevent the risk of infection. Click here to see before and after arm lift photos from Annapolis Plastic Surgery.