Arm Lift Surgery for the Aging Individual
The aging individual endures a lot of unwanted physical changes. Everything from increasing fatigue and wrinkles to stubborn fat accumulation and sagging skin seems to conspire against your desire to remain youthful as long as possible. Fortunately, certain plastic surgery procedures can help you recapture a youthful appearance. Arm lift surgery, one of many beneficial anti-aging procedures, can help the aging individual eliminate sagging skin and reclaim youthful, firm upper arm contours.
Upper Arm Aging
An unfortunate side effect of becoming “older and wiser” is that the skin loses elasticity. Collagen and elastin, which contribute to skin health, firmness, and elasticity, gradually deplete over time. This is what leads to sagging skin in areas such as the thighs, waist, and upper arms. The upper arms are particularly prone to this side effect of aging and can develop notably loose, hanging skin. Upper arm exercises can tone the muscles and may help the skin to contract slightly, but in many cases, surgery is the only way to get rid of sagging upper arm skin caused by aging. Another side effect of aging is pockets of stubborn fat, which tend to accumulate in localized areas. Once again, the upper arms are particularly vulnerable and tend to acquire persistent fat that cannot be eliminated with exercise.
Improving Upper Arm Contour
Arm lift surgery, also called brachioplasty, can improve the contour of the upper arms. An incision is placed on the inner surface of the arm from the armpit to the elbow. Through the incision, excess or loose, hanging skin is trimmed away, and surplus fat is removed. The remaining skin and tissues are re-draped to hug the underlying tissues in a more attractive and firm way. After arm lift surgery, the upper arms look significantly more youthful. With tighter and firmer upper arm contours, patients often feel more confident about their bodies and feel comfortable wearing clothing they used to feel “too old” to wear.
Arm lift surgery can restore youthful upper arm contours and help you recapture a youthful appearance. To learn more about this procedure, schedule your personal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrés Taleisnik. Call (714) 538-8549 or fill out our online contact form to request your appointment today.