Seattle Arm Lift
Though we don’t often think of them, our arms are at the forefront of most activities: picking up our children, waving in excitement, carrying loads both small or heavy. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your arms after losing weight or from natural aging, it can make everyday activities uncomfortable or even embarrassing. If you find yourself constantly hiding your arms, arm lift surgery may be a good option for you.
Using a combination of liposuction techniques and the removal of excess skin, Dr. Sobel can help you achieve your aesthetic goals after weight loss or when diet and exercise may not improve the shape and tone of the arms.
What to Expect from Arm Lift Surgery in Seattle
Dr. Sobel utilizes the latest methods and techniques to achieve the most desirable results. Also known as brachioplasty, this surgical procedure includes some small volume liposuction, internal sutures, and the removal of excess skin. During your consultation, we will discuss the surgery and personalize your procedure to achieve your goals. Dr. Sobel will set realistic expectations and review patient safety at this time.
Arm lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation at Dr. Sobel’s AAAHC-accredited surgical suite. During the procedure, an incision is made on the inside or back of the arm depending on where the excess skin is located. Dr. Sobel will use this access point to remove fat with a liposuction cannula. If necessary, tissues will also be reshaped and tightened so that better muscle tone is achieved. Excess skin will then be removed and remaining skin tightened and repositioned.
Once the desired results have been achieved, Dr. Sobel will close the incision and compression bands or wraps will be placed around the arms for the duration of the initial recovery. This will reduce swelling and encourage healing.
Mini Arm Lift
Dr. Sobel also offers “mini arm lifts” for patients who have more moderate excess skin of the upper inner arm. Using laser liposuction and liposuction combined with Thermage, Dr. Sobel is able to achieve achieve maximal results with minimal surgery.
Ready to See if an Arm Lift is Right for You?
With an arm lift in Seattle, Dr. Sobel can help you achieve smoother, more contoured arms. If you feel as though your arms look like “bat wings” or if you have excess, sagging skin, contact us today to schedule your consultation and see if you could benefit from arm lift surgery.