Upper-arm fat is something we all struggle with at some point in our lives. It’s that stubborn fat that you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you work out at the gym or how much you diet. Often, this extra fat on the upper-arm area creates the appearance of “bat wings.” This can be very embarrassing.
How do these come about? You may have extra arm fat as a result of aging. Sometimes, drastic weight loss can result in loose hanging skin. The skin is elastic, but it might not be able to shrink down after you have lost a dramatic amount of weight, therefore creating bat wings.
Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, comes as a blessing to people who are struggling to lose that extra fat on their arms or get rid of that extra hanging skin.
Brachioplasty tightens the loose skin on the upper arms to reshape and tone the area. By removing the excess skin, you can tighten the skin that extends from the elbow to the underarm area. For optimum results, sometimes liposuction can be used during this surgery to remove excess stubborn fat cells from the area.
The results of brachioplasty are usually highly pleasing. Thousands of people get this surgery every year and are typically overjoyed with the results. Now you can know how it feels to wear a sleeveless outfit without feeling self-conscious.
When Should You Consider An Arm Lift Surgery?
Healthy people who feel that their arm fat mars their overall appearance are eligible for this surgery. If aging has caused muscle atrophy in your arms, leading them to sag, you may be a good candidate for this surgery.
Most people consider this surgery after they’ve gone through a drastic weight change. The rapid weight loss doesn’t give your skin enough time to adjust to the new weight, and this can leave you with arms that look saggy, resembling bat wings.
Advantages of Getting Brachioplasty Surgery
• You will be able to look and feel fabulous in sleeveless clothes without always worrying about sagging upper arms marring your overall look.
• Your upper-arm fat may be bringing your confidence levels down. By getting arm lift surgery, your new and improved arms can help you feel better about the way your upper-arms look, leading to a better self-image.
Brachioplasty at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery
It’s best to have a detailed talk with your surgeon about the procedure before you agree to get on the table and under the knife. Many people have found that knowing all you can about a surgical procedure can take the fear out of it, leaving them feeling confident about their choice.
At Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, our skilled surgeons regularly perform brachioplasty procedures and many other body-contouring surgeries. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons, contact our office and make an appointment today. During your consultation, we’ll make sure you fully understand the procedure and can answer any questions you may have.