Do your upper arms have a drooping, sagging appearance? Fluctuations in weight, especially a significant weight loss, growing older, and even heredity can cause this undesirable appearance. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits.
What is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift (Brachioplasty) in Orlando and Lake Mary is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Johnston reshapes the under portion of your upper arm by removing excess skin from the underarm region to the elbow.
Am I a good candidate for an Arm Lift in the Orlando Area?
If you have dieted and exercised, but the underside of your upper arm is still sagging or appears loose and full due to excess skin and fat, an arm lift may be right for you.
What can I expect from an Arm Lift?
Dr. Johnston will reduce excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow to leave smoother, tighter contours, which are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although initial results will be somewhat obscured by swelling and bruising. However, in order to achieve your improved image, there will be a scar on the inside of your upper arm, which will gradually fade over time.
How long is the recovery from an Arm Lift?
Following your procedure, Dr. Johnston will apply dressings or bandages to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling. It is important that the incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Dr. Johnston will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself and your expected recovery time.