Arm Lift San Conveniently located to serve San Ramon and San Francisco
Several options exist for tightening and contouring the upper arm. Loose skin and fatty tissue can be tightened by removing the excess skin and fat with and incision if there is a lot of laxity or the arm can be contoured with liposuction if the problem is mainly excess fat. Excising the excess skin results in a scar along the inner portion of the arm or a scar in the axilla, if there is less loose skin. Contouring the arm can allow the patient to wear clothes without the sleeves being tight and improve the appearance of the arms even in sleeveless garments. While exercise and weight resistance training can improve the appearance of the top of the arms, the underneath has less muscle and more loose skin. The scar will take approximately a year to fade and will then often fade back to the natural skin color and can be barely noticeable.
The procedure takes 2-3 hours depending on the amount of loose skin and the procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure or with an overnight stay depending on the how extensive the procedure is and the patients general health. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia in a fully accredited private surgery center. Activity level and weight resistance is restricted for 2-3 weeks and then light aerobic exercise for 3-4 weeks with adding weight resistance and increasing intensity to a full work out by 6-8 weeks.