When somebody loses a lot of weight, he or she expects to feel more confident about his or her body. However, this isn’t always the case. Losing weight can cause excess skin with fatty tissue stubbornly remaining in some areas.
There are several parts of the body where this can occur. However, one particularly common area is the arms. Excess arm skin paired with stubborn fat pockets can leave the upper arms looking droopy and saggy. This often comes as a distressing shock to many women who assumed they would look better after weight loss. Instead, they feel even more upset by their appearance. They worry their saggy arms make them look unattractive and larger than they really are. They hoped to wear pretty tops and dresses to show off their svelte physiques. Instead, they end up hiding away under long sleeves, even in the summer. For these women, cosmetic arm surgery could be the answer.
Sagging Arms – A Stubborn Problem
Many people advise diet and exercise as a way to improve their physical appearance. However, sagging arms are not so easily rectified. Exercise will have very little impact on sagging skin. Even if the muscles become toned beneath the skin, you cannot see them because of the sagging and fat pockets.
After putting in a lot of work to shape up, it isn’t surprising many women feel depressed. They look at their flabby arms and are disappointed. Low self-esteem is a common problem in these cases.
The only effective way of tightening loose arm skin is by carrying out cosmetic surgery. This procedure is a brachioplasty, or arm lift. This type of surgery will leave arms looking younger, tauter, and smoother.
What Is an Arm Lift?
While it may sound worrying, an arm lift is actually quite a standard procedure. Performed under a general anesthetic, it involves removing excess fatty tissue and skin. A skilled surgeon will take care to hide any scars and ensure they stay inside the upper arm. Sometimes, the surgeon will carry out liposuction of the arms at the same time. This will guarantee a much tighter and younger look.
What Happens Before the Procedure?
Before having any cosmetic surgery, you will have a consultation with your surgeon. At this consultation, you will discuss your aims and expectations. Then, your surgeon will give you a realistic idea of the results you can achieve. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure. Your surgeon will also advise you about how best to prepare for the operation.
What Happens After the Procedure?
Once you’ve had cosmetic arm surgery, you will be able to return home the same day. However, since the procedure is quite invasive, you’ll need some time off from work so you can fully recover. Your surgeon can advise you about this.
While you are in recovery, your surgeon might give you pain relief medications to manage any soreness you may experience. Bruising, tightness, and swelling in your arm are also common. These should all subside in a few weeks, however. You will have dressings on your arms. Keep these clean and dry to avoid infection. You should not remove them until your surgeon has told you the time is right. You will also have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to check on your recovery.
Are There Any Complications from the Procedure?
If you choose a skilled surgeon, you should not experience any problems. However, it’s important to remember this procedure can have complications. Fortunately, it is rare to experience any problems either during the procedure or after it. Some of the possible risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and a loss of sensation in the skin. If you have a general anesthetic, a negative reaction is also possible. If you select a cosmetic surgeon known for his or her skill, you should be delighted with the outcome.
Does Cosmetic Arm Surgery Have Permanent Results?
If you opt for cosmetic arm surgery, you are likely to be very pleased with the results. However, you may be worrying that it may not last. The good news is the results of an arm lift should be long-lasting. However, if you gain a lot of weight, you can expect to gain some in your arms as well. Also, no cosmetic surgery is able to hold back the natural process of aging. It’s possible that, over time, you will require another procedure. However, you can rest assured that if you live a healthy lifestyle, you should enjoy very long-lasting results.
Contact ArtLipo today to find out more about our cosmetic arm surgery procedures. It’s our mission to help every woman feel confident about her appearance. Our skilled surgical team can improve your saggy arms and help you to look and feel your best. Please visit our Arm Surgery Before and After gallery.