Are you uncomfortable with wearing clothing that shows your arms because of loose, sagging skin or a disproportionate appearance to the rest of your body? Genetics, fluctuations in weight, aging, and too much sun can cause a loss of elasticity leading to flabby, rippling arm tissue that can lower your self-confidence and limit your wardrobe choices. If this sounds familiar, an arm lift in Houston may be the right treatment for you.
Consider reaching out to Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery for more information about arm lifts and other body contouring procedures we offer to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift, also known as a Brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the area near the underarm to the elbow. This results in a smoother, more youthful, and toned appearance to the upper arms. There are multiple different surgical approaches for arm lifts depending on the extent of tissue removal that is needed. Typically, incisions are placed on the inside of the arm or the back of the arm. Loose skin folds are surgically removed along with any excess fat, and the underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped. While there is typically some swelling and bruising that occurs, results are generally immediately visible.
Sometimes arm lifts are performed alongside other treatment options to enhance results further. Some of these might include liposuction, mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, breast augmentation or lift, or thigh lift surgery.
The arm lift procedure in Houston takes around three hours, but we highly recommend that you schedule an entire day off and arrange for someone to help you with things around the house if possible. To recover optimally and to preserve your results, be sure to schedule lots of downtime for rest and recovery after your surgery. This means avoiding strenuous exercise or vigorous movement for the first few weeks or as directed by Dr. Mushin.
Candidates for Arm Lift Surgery
You might be an excellent candidate for an arm lift in Houston if you are generally healthy with a stable BMI, do not have any chronic illnesses, are a non-smoker, and can commit to a healthy diet and lifestyle following your surgery.
During your initial consultation, our skilled medical team will thoroughly review your health history. We will utilize this information in combination with your goals for surgery and your anatomical considerations to customize a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. Dr. Mushin will also review with you the risks, downtime, and instructions for recovery so that you know exactly what to expect. Lifestyle changes such as eliminating smoking, drinking, or taking certain medications like blood thinners might be recommended prior to the procedure.
Consider Contacting Us Today to Discuss Arm Lift Surgery in Houston
Whether you want to feel more confident on the beach, have more clothing options, showcase the hard work of a major weight loss, or simply feel more confident in your own skin, an arm lift in Houston can help you achieve your goal.
Known across the Greater Houston Area, Texas, and beyond, patients seek us out for our exceptional, trustworthy service, superior, hospital-grade medical facilities, and our highly trained surgical team. Let us get you started on your aesthetic journey. Call Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.