When it comes to traditional “lifting” surgeries, many individuals often think that the range of options stops at facelifts, eyelid lifts, and breast lifts. However, there’s a cosmetic surgery that’s currently on the rise – and it could solve one of your biggest body insecurities. That unique procedure is known as the arm lift, and it can help you achieve firm and slender arms that don’t need to be covered up by sleeves.
The desire for small, slender, and more feminine arms has always existed. However, as soon as Michelle Obama raised her arms and waved to a crowd of supporters on the campaign trail, American women have been obsessed with achieving the kind of firm yet slender arms that has been a hallmark of the First Lady. What’s more, slender arms ensure that you can wear tank tops, short sleeves, and a range of flirty fashions without worrying about how your arms look.
Arm lift surgeries are also ideal for patients who have experienced considerable weight loss and may be suffering from loose, sagging skin. This occurs when an individual loses the fat deposits that stretched out the arm skin; when the fat is eliminated through diet and exercise, the skin doesn’t snap back, resulting in a sagging appearance that might make you feel even more self-conscious.
Dr. Kyle Song, MD of Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California (also serving the greater Orange County area) is pleased to offer patients arm lift surgeries with ideal results. During the arm lift surgery, the patient will be placed under general anesthesia in outpatient. Incisions will be made within the armpit and extended down the inside of the arm, which ensures that any surgical scars are hidden from view. Dr. Song will use liposuction procedures to remove any excess fat, as well as pull and trim excessive skin. After the skin has been trimmed, Dr. Song will sew up the incisions.
Patients should expect to wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and facilitate proper healing. This garment should be worn for three weeks, with scars disappearing over the course of the next six months. Light gym activity is not recommended until after three weeks of recovery.
If you’re interested in undergoing an arm lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Song at Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California today. (949) 701-4454