Invisible Arm Lift
The invisible arm lift is a procedure that offers patients the dramatic results for tightening and removing the loose skin on the upper arms. The invisible arm lift is ideal for those patients who have lost significant weight, simple aging process or just have excess skin on the upper arms. If you want to see that significant change you’ve been hoping for in your upper arms, the invisible arm lift may be right for you.
The invisible arm lift is not a substitute for weight loss. The objective of the surgery is to improve the look of the upper arms by removing excess fat and skin.
The best candidate for an invisible arm lift is the individual who has lost significant weight, have had a loss of the elasticity of the skin, simple aging but has maintained a stable weight. Age, obesity, and smoking habits are some of the factors our plastic surgeon considers when evaluating a candidate for this procedure.
Before Arm Lift Surgery
Prior to arm lift surgery, a complete medical history is taken in order to evaluate the general health of the patient. A careful examination is also conducted. The plastic surgeon and patient discuss together what can realistically be expected. Photographs may be taken before and after surgery to evaluate the amount of improvement.
Arm Lifts of the Past
In the past, an arm lift procedure was performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia with the patient asleep. The procedure took about 2-3 hours depending on the patient. Premedication may have been administered to relax the patient. First, the arms were liposuctioned to remove excess fat. An incision was then made along the lower inside of the upper arm from the elbow to the armpit, leaving you with a very visible scar running from your armpit to your elbow. Excess skin was then removed and the incision was closed with dissolvable sutures and adhesive skin closure strips, leaving you with a longer recovery time.
The Invisible Arm Lift
Today, with advanced medical procedures, we offer to you “The Invisible Arm Lift” offered to you exclusively by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gloria Thomas. Performed in our surgical center, we can now eliminate the scar running from your armpit to your elbow by making a small incision about 2 inches long, right below your armpit-making it virtually unnoticeable. We then liposuction your arm, and then lightly tighten the skin and suture it off underneath the armpit, eliminating the need for a huge incision. With the entire procedure done in about an hour, it’s as easy as it sounds! Come in for a complimentary consultation today and we can begin the process of making you look decades younger!
Following Arm Lift Surgery
Patients may go home after the surgery and may return to work in about a week. During this time, patients must refrain from heavy lifting, straining or over-activity. Although patients are usually up and around the day of surgery, our plastic surgeon decides on a case by case basis when normal activities may be resumed. This decision is based upon the extent of surgery and the patient’s progress.
The amount of improvement is individual and depends upon the extent of surgery and the patient’s skin tone, body build, and healing process. Complications connected with the procedure are rare; however, there are inherent risks connected with every, surgical procedure. Possible risks and complications should be thoroughly discussed with the cosmetic surgeon prior to surgery. Patients can always minimize complications by carefully following directions given by the attending physician.