Many people carry excess skin and fat on their bodies. Whether a person is of ideal body weight, overweight, or has lost dramatic amounts of weight, excess skin and fat can detract from the person's appearance and be a source of low self-esteem. Some individuals who are extremely fit and athletic and have a very fine build may nonetheless present with excess sagging skin on their upper arms or legs.
- Arm Lift Plastic Surgery
As time passes, many parts of the body are affected by excess skin. The arms, however, appear to be an area that is severely affected by gravity, resulting in a tendency to form loose, saggy skin. This results in sagging rolls mainly under the upper arm. Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift is a plastic surgery procedure that effectively removes excess skin and fat from the arms.
- The Arm Lift Procedure
During an arm lift, Dr. Ingle removes excess skin and fat from the arm area. If the skin is of good quality, liposuction can be used on the arms to contour them and eliminate a bulky, heavy appearance. This type of procedure relies on the skin's ability to shrink and reabsorb; if there is already excess hanging skin, liposuction is likely to make the excess hanging skin more pronounced. However, liposuction used during arm lift surgery by Dr. Ingle is very effective at greatly improving the contour of arms with strong skin with good elasticity, and can take away the heavy, powerful look to the upper body.
- In arm reduction, the excess sagging or hanging skin and fat of the arm is excised by an open operation. When performing this arm lift procedure Dr. Ingle uses advanced techniques that do not interfere with the lymphatic vessels, veins, and nerves in the tissue, allowing for a quick and successful recovery — a significant improvement over the traditional arm lift.