Sometimes fitness and healthy eating just can’t address all of the problem areas on the body. Weight gain can stretch out the body’s skin and as we age, we lose the elastin that helps the skin bounce back to it’s original form.
Many times patients have concerns have concerns about the excess skin hanging from underneath their arms. If lifting weights and doing push-ups aren’t cutting it, the surgical approach would be to undergo an arm lift, or brachioplasty.
First, a surgeon will remove any extra fat from the arms via liposuction. Once this is done, surplus skin is removed from underneath the arm through an incision that extends from the armpit to the elbow. The doctor will suture the skin back together at the strategically placed incision, leaving a pink scar that stays visible for up to a year.
For patients who have more fat than they do skin, simple liposuction without skin removal may do the trick. If you are a Bakersfield resident who is considering brachioplasty, my friendly staff at the California Institute for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery would be happy to address any of your questions or concerns.
To Your Health & Beauty,