Over time, our skin alters in several ways: it grows thin and less elastic, succumbs to gravity and ceases to adhere as well to the underlying flesh. The upper arm is an area where these changes are particularly apparent. An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that can help lift and tighten loose skin in the upper arms, resulting in a firmer, more youthful contour.
If you are considering an arm lift in the Denver area, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel has the knowledge, experience and artful eye you need to ensure a positive experience. Contact our Highlands Ranch office online or at (720) 501-6500 to schedule your personal consultation. The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from Littleton and throughout Colorado and neighboring states.
Why do Arms Sag?
Normal aging is the most common cause of sagging skin. In the absence of tone and elasticity, the skin begins to gradually fall and create the appearance of “bat wings”. Occasionally, excess fat can contribute to the volume of the sagging appearance, but it is not the primary cause of loose skin.
Since it is the skin that hangs and not fat or muscle, weight loss and exercise cannot reduce a drooping appearance. In fact, weight loss can often exacerbate the situation.
The Brachioplasty Procedure
During your arm lift, Dr. Zwiebel will remove excess fat from the underside of your forearm through liposuction. Underlying muscles will be strengthened and held in place. Any lingering excess skin will be trimmed away and tightened. You may feel discomfort in the treated area following your procedure, but the pain can be easily managed with oral medication. Patients can usually resume light normal activity several days after surgery.
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Am I a Candidate for an Arm Lift?
If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight or are simply experiencing the natural effects of aging, an arm lift may be able to help you look and feel your best. The only way to truly know if you are an ideal candidate for an arm lift is to meet personally with Dr. Paul Zwiebel. In your consultation, Dr. Zwiebel will assess your physical condition and determine your candidacy for brachioplasty. Generally speaking, a good candidate for an arm lift procedure:
- Has recently undergone extreme weight fluctuations, either following bariatric surgery or pregnancy
- Is in generally good health
- Is a non-smoker
- Has realistic expectations about the results of the surgery
Why Choose Dr. Zwiebel for Your Arm Lift?
Dr. Zwiebel understands that saggy, drooping arms can affect more than just your ability to look your best in your favorite outfits. Feeling self-conscious and embarrassed about any part of your figure can impact your self-image and confidence. Dr. Zwiebel will work to understand you as a person, and help determine the treatment that will best meet your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Zwiebel has perfected his technique over decades, and can provide you with the compassionate expertise you deserve. If you live in Denver and are considering an arm lift, contact The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care today online or at (720) 501-6500 to book your consultation. Dr. Zwiebel welcomes patients from throughout Colorado, including Highlands Ranch and Littleton.