If you have sagging, droopy skin and fat on your upper arms, a custom arm lift can restore your arms to appear more sculpted, shapely, and attractive. Saggy or fatty upper arms can cause you to be embarrassed to wear sleeveless tops or other revealing styles.
What is the surgery like?
Arm lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that is performed at Dr. Balinger’s in-office operating room or an accredited surgical facility. This surgery is usually performed in three steps.
1. Administer Anesthesia
The surgeon’s anesthesiologist will administer either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation in order to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the treatment. Feel free to discuss the choice of anesthesia with the surgeon during one of your pre-op consultation visits.
2. Create Incision
The surgeon will create an incision under the armpit extending down to the elbow, or in some cases, just in the armpit. Dr. Balinger takes extra care to minimize the size and nature of the incision. Once this is done, excess skin will be removed to achieve the desired upper arm contour.
3. Close Incisions
After all the desired contouring has been completed, the surgeon will close the incision using tapes, sutures, clips, or adhesives. The treatment area will then be bandaged to protect it.
The duration of surgery can range from one to three hours, depending on the extent of fat, skin, and tissue removal and restructuring. Immediately after the surgery, you will be placed in an observation room where Dr. Balinger’s team monitors your vitals before you are allowed to go home for recovery.