Arm Lift & Arm Contouring
Arm contouring, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical body contouring procedure that is performed to remove loose skin and small amounts of excess fat from the upper arms. At Smart Dimensions Weight Loss, we offer arm contouring surgery for patients in Orange County.
Arm Lift Candidates
An arm lift is an excellent option for men and women who have undergone significant weight loss who now have loose excess skin that may dangle from their upper arms. An arm lift is also a great option for older patients who have upper arm skin that has become saggy due to factors like aging. If you have a bit of excess fat around your upper arms but your arm skin is still strong and tight, liposuction can be performed instead of an arm lift.
The best candidates for an arm lift are individuals who are in good physical health. Arm lift patients must be evaluated as safe to undergo surgery. This includes having no medical conditions that could complicate healing. An arm lift is also recommended for patients with a BMI below 30. People with obesity may risk infection during recovery.
Your Arm Lift Consultation
An arm lift consultation will involve an in-depth conversation between you and the surgeon about your appearance goals. Discuss your objectives and concerns thoroughly with the surgeon so that they can choose the proper techniques for your arm lift procedure.
This will also help you set realistic expectations before the surgery. Each person’s body is different, and results will be different for everyone.
Be ready to provide your complete medical history, including prescriptions and allergies, to help the surgeon plan a safe procedure.
How to Prepare for an Arm Lift Procedure
Once you are evaluated as eligible for an arm lift procedure, you must arrange for time off from work. If you have an office desk job, you should be able to go back to work one week after the procedure. Jobs that are physically demanding may require more time off for you to heal before returning.
Since movement will be restricted, it is recommended for arm lift patients to accomplish household chores before the surgery. Prepare your meals beforehand to ensure proper nutrition during recovery.
An arm lift procedure will require general anesthesia. Secure your transportation home from the surgical facility in advance, and have a companion for the first few days to help you around the house.
The Arm Lift Procedure
The first step of the process will be coming in for your arm contouring consultation. During your consultation, our team can perform a thorough examination of your upper arms so that we can formulate a surgical plan based on your specific needs.
An arm lift can be performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions will be made along the inside or the back of the upper arms. Loose skin and excess pockets of fat will be surgically removed from the area. Liposuction may be used to help with the removal of excess fat. The remaining upper arm skin will then be stretched over the upper arm muscles and sutured shut so that the upper arms have a smooth and tight appearance.
Recovering from Your Arm Lift
The arms will be bandaged and wrapped, and a compression garment may need to be worn during your arm lift recovery. You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising around the arms. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication. You may need some assistance during the first few days of your recovery as your range of motion will be limited.
Patients can expect to return to work after 10 days of recovery, though this can vary from patient to patient. Most normal activities can be resumed after this time, but heavy lifting and other forms of strenuous activity will need to be avoided for several more weeks.
Arm Contouring Cost
The arm contouring procedure is personalized based on the condition of the patient’s arm and their desired aesthetic results. During your consultation, our team can go over the expected cost of your arm lift in Orange County. Our team can also go over the payment options available to you.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you have loose excess akin around your arms and would like to know if you are a good candidate for arm contouring surgery, contact Smart Dimensions Weight Loss today to schedule a consultation. Our team can answer any questions you may have about the arm lift procedure so that you can be fully prepared for your surgery.