Arm Lift – Cape Cod, Needham, Wareham
Both men and women may seek arm lift (brachioplasty) plastic surgery to alleviate the loose, sagging appearance of the upper arms. Many factors such as age, weight fluctuations, and heredity can cause upper arms to droop. In addition, bariatric surgery patients and those who have experienced massive weight loss often develop excessive skin redundancy of the upper arms.
Although exercise may tone the underlying arm muscles, some individuals may have fat deposits, lack of skin elasticity, or weakened tissues resistant to traditional weight-loss and body-toning methods. Arm lift in Cape Cod with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rheingold is a surgical procedure to treat this condition.
There are several recommended treatments. Some people may just have a thickness of the arm tissue, and Dr. Rheingold often treats them with liposuction alone. Many people, however, develop deflation or loss of the subcutaneous fatty tissue, which results in hanging skin or “bat wings.” The preferred method of treatment in these patients is an excisional (surgical) technique in which Dr. Rheingold removes the excess skin, which will leave a surgical scar.
Often, arm lifts in Cape Cod with Dr. Rheingold can be combined with another surgical procedure, such as a breast lift or breast augmentation. The most significant factor for patients to consider before undergoing brachioplasty is the placement and appearance of the surgical scars. These scars can vary from quite good and barely noticeable to very prominent and very noticeable, but Dr. Rheingold places these scars under the arm, where they are less visible. Some scarring is unavoidable, but most scars will improve and fade over time.