What’s The Skinny on Arm Lifts?
Among the procedures undertaken by Mama June Shannon of Honey Boo Boo fame during her stunning transformation was an arm lift. Even though arm lifts have steadily risen in popularity for years, the procedure itself rarely gets enough attention in the media.
In this issue, we’ll talk about arm lifts, ideal candidates for the procedure and what can be expected from having it done.
Arm Lifts at a Glance
With age, the under portion of our upper arms serves as a gathering place of sorts for loose skin and worn out tissue. Trying to tighten the skin even through rigorous exercise is most often a losing battle because the loose skin and tissue has lost its elasticity.
Of course, aging is not the only contributing factor to the sagging skin. Other factors include changes in weight and heredity.
Through the arm lift procedure, incisions are made so that the excess skin, fat and other tissue that has gathered there can be removed. Then, your arm is reshaped and contoured.
Popularity of Arm Lifts a Reflection of Society?
An article published in USA Today suggested that the popularity of arm lifts was a direct result of more and more people losing large amounts of weight through surgical procedures like gastric bypass.
A downside to surgical weight loss is that the procedure does nothing to get rid of the skin that’s left to hang.
Ideal Candidates for Arm Lift
If your loose skin is due to aging or a significant weight loss and you’re in reasonably good health, the arm lift may be right for you.
Recovery From Arm Lift Procedure
You should see instant results from your arm lift procedure. In most cases, the stitches are healed or removed within a week or two after the procedure.
Sadrian Plastic Surgery, Laser And Skin Care Institute of San Diego: A Name You Can Trust
To find out more about the arm lift, get in touch with the professionals here at Sadrian Plastic Surgery, Laser and Skin Care Institute. Our number is 858-457-1111 or you can reach us online.