The warm weather in North Texas means many people have opportunities to wear short sleeves and put their arms on display, so there are often cosmetic reasons for wanting to reduce arm flabbiness or excess skin. A carefully planned procedure will offer immediate results.
Since an arm lift is a highly complex body-contouring procedure, the plastic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center take your overall objectives and health into consideration, while keeping patient safety in mind.
Our plastic surgeons have the experience and surgical skills to effectively remove excess fat and skin from the arms. During an initial consult, we talk with patients about their overall health and expectations. We then evaluate key factors, such as the elasticity of your arm, the location and amount of excess skin, the amount of fatty tissue to be removed, as well as age and lifestyle. An algorithmic approach is then applied to tailor the arm lift.
Options for this procedure may include excision surgery and/or liposuction. For some patients, liposuction may be the most appropriate option to improve the shape of the arm. This procedure relies on good skin elasticity. It is often a good option for younger patients who do not have excessive loose skin or sagging, and particularly those with moderate fatty tissue.
The procedure is individualized based on what will be safest and most effective for you.