The accumulation of fat on the arms over the years and loss of elasticity of the skin related with age and weight loss often makes patients so uncomfortable that they stop wearing short sleeves. The goal is to correct the “apron like” skin excess making the arms look more youthful and toned.
How is “An Arm” lift preformed?
The surgery can be done through a small incision hidden under the underarm or through a longer incision on the inside of the arm. The type of incision or surgery depends on the amount of skin that has to be removed. Liposuction can be added if necessary. Dr. Schwarz and you will decide during the consultation on the type of procedure depending on the needs and expectations.
The convalescence is usually about 10 days. Patients are able to see a noticeable difference right away although the final result is more apparent once the swelling has settled down usually after 2-3 months.