Arm Lift & Tightening for Women
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Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift & Tightening for Women?
Women who are adding the finishing touches after maintaining a regular diet and exercise routine are ideal candidates for an arm lift and tightening. Tightening and sculpting the arms adds to a sleeker and more athletic appearance.
Good candidates are at or near their ideal body weight, are in good health, and have realistic expectations in terms of their results. The best candidates for arm contouring are women who do not smoke, since smoking can make it harder for the skin to recover after procedures.
How Does an Arm Lift & Tightening for Women Work?
The procedure begins with the administration of a combination of local anesthesia and sedation. In some cases, general anesthesia is preferred. This choice will be made during the patient’s initial consultation.
Incisions are then carefully created. These can be made on the underside of the arm or on the inner arm. They are made along the length of the elbow to the armpit. When a smaller amount of tissue needs to be removed, incisions may be shorter, and when a larger amount must be removed, they may be longer.
Excess skin is excised using a scalpel. The remaining skin is tightened and secured in place with the use of stitches. Additionally, liposuction might be used to remove pockets of excess stubborn fat. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.
Non-Invasive Arm Lift & Tightening
Non-invasive options help improve the appearance of crepe-y arm skin and give the arms a degree of toning, tightening, and lifting. They do this without any need for incisions or scalpels, making for a quicker and easier recovery process. Additionally, no anesthesia is required.
Energy-based treatments such as Venus Legacy, BTL Exilis Ultra, and InMode Contoura/Forma non-invasively firm and tighten the skin by stimulating cells that produce collagen. These treatments also break apart connective tissue fibers that pull the surface skin down, creating dimples and folds. After a series of treatments, the skin appears smoother, tighter, and more lifted.
BTL Exilis Ultra is a unique device for tightening, as it combines two modalities – radiofrequency and ultrasound – to administer heat more deeply into the skin, lifting both deep and superficial tissue. The best part is that not only is it effective, it is an easy treatment with no downtime that feels like a relaxing hot-stone massage.
Another non-invasive energy-based treatment, CoolSculpting, applies cooling energy to the fat cells to destroy them, signaling the body to gradually flush them out. This results in natural contouring and volume reduction.
How Long Do the Results of an Arm Lift & Tightening for Women Last?
The results of an arm lift and tightening for women last for years after the treatment has been performed. Brachioplasty surgery offers very long-lasting results, while non-surgical arm-lift treatments may need to be repeated to maintain their skin-tightening benefits. Reduction of excess fat is permanent.
The Recovery Process
Following the surgery, you will return home to rest and recover. Typically, it is necessary to take a break from your normal schedule for the first week.
You might be provided topical medication to apply to the treatment sites in order to prevent infections. Pain medication is commonly prescribed to address any pain or discomfort. You will receive compression garments to control swelling and encourage the skin to conform to the new underlying contours.
During recovery, you must avoid using your arms for any physically taxing activities or even lifting them needlessly for several weeks. This helps to ensure the stitches don’t open up again, impairing the healing process. Light walking is acceptable during this time.
It will be important to attend follow-up appointments to ensure that all healing is going as expected and without complications. During a follow-up appointment around one week from the procedure, Dr. Emer will remove your sutures.
Once all swelling has fully disappeared, you will be able to enjoy the final results of your arm lift and tightening.
The Cost of Arm Lift & Tightening for Women
When considering undergoing an arm lift and tightening, women often cite price as a concern. The cost of brachioplasty is determined by taking into account the total time needed to perform the surgery, the exact techniques used, and many other factors.