Summer is the season for going sleeveless. Yet for some women, summer means concealing upper arm flab and excess skin in ¾ length sleeves and drapey cover-ups. Batwings, these flapping, hanging arm parts, don’t dare see the summer sun. Give flight to the paranoia of showing your upper arms this summer and consider an Arm Lift by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gilbert Lee of Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa.
At a certain point, usually after enough push-ups to produce Popeye arms, women do resort to camouflage clothing. Such is their dissatisfaction with their upper arms. The muscles may be toned, but the skin still hangs. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the upper arm by reducing upper arm fat and removing excess skin.
The decision to undergo an arm lift can be a difficult one to make. The trade-off for trim upper arms is a scar that extends from the underarm to the elbow running along the inside of each arm. Some patients would rather put up with their batwings than wear these types of scars, but for those who do undergo an arm lift, the results are unquestionably satisfying.
For patients who have experienced massive weight loss, an arm lift is a necessary part of the transformation. Our patient below was left with loose skin on her upper arms (and other parts of her body) after losing over 100 lbs. She happily traded her batwings with the arm lift procedure. Weight loss is a growing trend as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports an estimated 16000 arm lift procedures in 2014 compared to about 300 in 2000. That’s a whopping 4000% increase in that 14 year period. With numbers like this, Changes Plastic Surgery will likely see more patients requesting the procedure.
An arm lift can be a particularly rewarding procedure and worth investigating in a consultation with Dr. Lee at Changes Plastic Surgery. The cost of an arm lift is roughly $8000 and you’ll need about two weeks for recovery.
This summer, vow to stop winging it with cover-up clothing. Choose to have an arm lift, shed your sleeves and show off some svelte upper arms for many seasons to come. For more information contact Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego, CA.
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