What to expect with the arm lift procedure
- Posted on: Nov 15 2022
Dr. Kimberly Carpin of Webster, TX, is a plastic surgeon who specializes in providing a wide selection of body treatments for new and returning patients. This includes certain solutions for sagging arm skin and unwanted fat that may appear in the upper arms. To achieve results, our team may recommend a surgery known as the arm lift procedure.
What is the arm lift procedure?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a specific surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper arms. The upper arms may be loose and sagging due to aging, weight loss, or genetics. An arm lift can tighten and tone the upper arms for a more youthful appearance.
How is the arm lift procedure performed?
Before starting, patients are made comfortable with proper sedation and anesthetics to ensure there is no feeling in the area being treated. Then, Dr. Kimberly Carpin will make an incision in the upper arm from the armpit to just above the elbow. Through this incision, excess skin and tissue are removed, and the underlying muscles may be tightened. The incisions are then closed and finished with stitches and covered with a dressing or bandage. Patients are released from the surgical suite with aftercare instructions to follow closely to reduce the risk of complications, which can range from an infection to significant scarring.
What can I expect after my surgical procedure?
After surgery, you will likely notice some pain and swelling in your upper arms. These symptoms should resolve within a few weeks. You will also have some minor scars from the incisions, which will fade over time. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kimberly Carpin, you can educate yourself on this procedure and determine if you are a good candidate. You can also discuss the recovery process and how much time to take off of work and other activities as you heal.
Call Dr. Kimberly Carpin today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the arm lift
If you are unhappy with the natural appearance of your upper arms, an arm lift may be a good option for you. This procedure can give you tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking arms. Call 281-333-4600 to request a visit at her Webster, TX, area practice.
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