Why Should You Combine an Arm Lift With Your Body Contouring Procedure?

While there are various body contouring procedures available to patients looking to trim up their figure and gain a more contoured appearance, many people tend to only think of the same areas of the body to correct: the breast, tummy, and lower body. But what about the arms?

Arm lift surgery is a transformative cosmetic surgery that can give you the trim and toned arms that you’ve always wanted. And while an arm lift can be transformative on its own, by combining arm lift surgery with other body contouring procedures, you can achieve an even more complete and balanced aesthetic. Below, you will find information about arm lift surgery, including the reasons why you might want to consider combining it with other surgical procedures.

What Exactly Is an Arm Lift?

Many men and women struggle with loose and sagging skin on the underside of their upper arms. Often called “bat wings,” this sagging skin can be unsightly and embarrassing, and it can cause many people to miss out on enjoying their life to the fullest. But with an arm lift, these worries can be alleviated.

Arm lift surgery is also known as brachioplasty and is usually performed under sedation and local anesthesia to make sure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. For this procedure, Dr. Hughes will make an incision on either the underside or back of the arm, between the underarm and elbow. The length of the incision depends on the correction needed. While there will be some scarring from the incision, it is important to note that the resulting scars will not be plainly visible and will fade over time. Dr. Hughes may use liposuction to remove any stubborn fat in the arm. Then, he will reposition and tighten tissue in the area to give you a more sculpted appearance. Once this is complete, the incision will be closed.

Why Combine Procedures?

Besides the fact that combining procedures can reduce the overall cost and recovery time (since you are having and recovering from multiple surgeries at the same time), combining procedures, such as an arm lift and other body contouring surgeries, can give you a more balanced and complete appearance. By having cosmetic surgery on one part of your body, such as the breasts or tummy, but not correcting sagging skin on your arms, you are creating an imbalance in your physique. You wouldn’t want to cut only half your hair while leaving the other half untouched, would you? Well, by not addressing skin laxity in the arms, you are creating that same kind of distraction. So, why not give yourself the total and balanced aesthetic correction to allow you to have a brand-new and transformed physique?

What Procedures Can Be Combined With an Arm Lift?

Combining your arm lift with any of the body contouring procedures we offer here at Synergy Face + Body can give you the balanced look and feel that you can feel proud and confident having, but some of the most common procedures to add an arm lift to include:

    • Tummy tuck: fat is removed from the midsection, abdominal muscles are tightened, and excess skin is removed from the belly
    • Liposuction: pockets of subcutaneous fat are removed from various areas of your body
    • Breast surgery: breast augmentation surgery increases the size and volume of your breasts with the aid of implants, while breast lift surgery raises your breasts to a higher, more youthful level
    • Mommy Makeover: this customizable combination of procedures focuses on correcting issues in the breasts and belly

Undergoing Mommy Makeover surgery is a big commitment that offers transformative results. Get all your ducks in a row and give us a call to transform and take control of your body!

For more information about arm lift surgery at Synergy Face + Body, please feel free to call us. If you are Inside the Beltline, call 919-335-6372. If you are in Raleigh, call 919-510-5130. You can also contact us online by filling out our online contact form.