Brachioplasty or an upper arm lift is often used by Dr. Weiler and his team to help tighten loose skin, remove excess fat and reshape his patient’s upper arms.
This procedure can be used to reduce the “bat wing” or excess skin that often appears stretching from the patient’s underarm to their elbow that often results from aging or weight loss. In some cases, liposuction is used in conjunction with brachioplasty to achieve the desired results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you have lost a significant amount of weight that has resulted and found you have excess loose skin on the underside of your upper arms that looks a little like you have “bat wings”, you may be a good candidate. While you can certainly improve the appearance of your upper arms with exercise and a good diet, you can still be left with loose hanging skin that will not go away. Here are several reasons why you might be a good candidate for an upper arm lift.
- Significant weight loss resulting in loose hanging skin
- Skin laxity resulting from aging
- Your weight is now relatively stable
- You are not significantly overweight
- You are in good health with no medical conditions that could cause problems with healing or recovery
- You don’t smoke
- You are committed to maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle
In essence, if you are in reasonably good health, plan to stay that way, and have a positive attitude, then this type of cosmetic surgery might be right for you. Dr. Weiler also wants his patients to have realistic expectations of what an arm lift can do for you. Those who go into this type of procedure with unrealistic expectations are sure to be disappointed.
During Your Free Initial Consultation
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Weiler will talk you about your goals with regard to cosmetic surgery and the arm lift procedure. He will go over your medical history and work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for an arm lift.