Even adults who stay within a healthy weight range might end up struggling with loose skin on their upper arms as they grow older. If that sounds like your own situation, then it may be time to consider professional help. An arm lift is a simple cosmetic procedure, and the results often last for years with the proper aftercare. This procedure could be just what you need to boost your confidence and rebuild your self-image.
What Causes Loose Arm Skin?
Many different factors can contribute to loose skin on the arm, and some of those variables are completely out of your control. One of the most common causes of loose skin is sudden weight loss. After losing a significant amount of weight, it can take years for your skin to shrink back down. This issue is especially common among older adults who no longer have as much collagen in their soft tissue.
The Ideal Candidate for an Arm Lift
This procedure is both safe and effective, but there are a few things to consider before having any procedure carried out. We generally suggest that our patients start working toward their weight loss goals well before they consider any cosmetic procedures. Those who are already close to their goal almost always enjoy the best results. This operation is going to tone your arms, but you must be dedicated to making healthy lifestyle choices as well.
A Closer Look at the Procedure
The details of each arm lift procedure vary from patient to patient. During a typical arm lift, our surgeon may remove excess tissue and skin. Fat may be removed as well. It all depends on the unique situation.
Recovering from an arm lift takes a little bit of time, but as long as you take it as easy as possible for the set amount of time and follow our team’s instructions regarding healing, your recovery should be fairly smooth and uneventful. With a comprehensive diet and exercise program, you might be able to maintain the results of your procedure for a decade or longer.
Contact Us Today
The team at Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center is at the ready to answer any questions you may have about an arm lift. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Mount Vernon or Lynnwood.