Drastic weight loss, aging, excessive tanning or sun exposure, and heredity can all contribute to underarm sagging and drooping, also referred to as “bat wings.” Exercise can help reduce fat and tone muscle; however, changes in elasticity due to aging cannot be reversed by diet and exercise alone.
Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, reshapes the upper underarm from elbow to armpit, eliminating the appearance of arm jiggle.
Here are a few key benefits to an arm lift:
It can be paired with other procedures to further its impact
Arm lift surgery restores the skin’s elasticity, which is often lost as a result of aging. When paired with a complementary procedure such as liposuction, it intensifies the contouring effect, removing fat and restoring supporting tissue.
It allows for better body proportions
For someone who has lost a significant amount of weight, the appearance of drooping arms can cause a body to look disproportionate. Undergoing an arm lift can create a more balanced appearance and create an overall slimmer figure.
It increases your confidence (and, your clothing options!)
The appearance of your body can have a direct correlation to your self-esteem. Feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your arms may leave you feeling less confident and can limit the amount of clothing you feel comfortable wearing. An arm lift can transform your confidence and may even allow you to go down one shirt size.
More visible results from working out
It is not uncommon for patients who have fully recovered from an arm lift to see greater tone and more visible results from arm workouts than before they had the procedure. Due in part to the restorative nature of the procedure, an arm lift can eliminate excess skin and tissue, making the result of an arm workout more apparent.
Want to find out if an arm lift is right for you? Contact us for a free consultation and discuss your treatment options with our staff.