The upper arm is of a different construct than the lower arm. As individuals age, or fluctuate in weight, the upper arm displays the greatest changes. Extra skin and fat may be visible, creating an unattractive “bat wing” that is common of a mature patient, or one who has lost a significant amount of weight.
Fortunately, there are fixes for extra, unwanted tissues of the upper arm. The plastic surgery procedure is titled an arm lift, or more commonly in the medical world, a brachioplasty. The doctor can surgically excise any unnecessary fat and hanging skin to create a smoother appearance of the arms. Read on to learn more about some of the ways this surgery could benefit prospective patients.
Clothing Fits Better After an Arm Lift
When clothing is created, manufacturers do not often take into account that a man or woman may have body parts that vary from the norm. While a person may fit into a certain shirt size, the upper arms may prevent a comfortable wear. Even with larger shirts, the hanging skin can create uncomfortable chafing. Every day clothing does not fit properly, and professional attire (for example, blazers) can appear sloppy when a person is unable to fit into the appropriate size for their shape. After a brachioplasty, a patient no longer has to be concerned with the fit of clothing because the arms will be restored to a size better suited to the rest of the rest of the body.
The Weight of the Extra Tissues is no Longer a Burden
Aside from discomfort while wearing regular clothing, excess skin and fat can add weight to the arms. Because the extra bulk is not positioned closely to the body, simple movements can cause pain and pulling of the upper arm. During an arm lift surgery. Then, additional skin in the area will be cut away. This eliminates the cumbersome sensations caused by flabby upper arms.
Self-Esteem is Restored
The doctor understands that each patient’s decision to undergo a brachioplasty is multifaceted, and often one’s appearance is factored into the decision. Attractiveness is important to each one of us, and body image plays an important role in overall self-image. Aging individuals may wish to restore a firmer, more youthful look of the arms while a person who is enjoying a leaner figure never feels fully transformed due to the extra tissues that remain. An arm lift surgery can instantly remove pounds from a person’s body, both by scale and visual measurements.
With Arm Contouring, the Body Appears More Contoured
When Dr. Rubinstein performs an arm lift surgery, undoubtedly the patient will notice improvement in the shape of the arms. Another positive effect of brachioplasty is a makeover of the upper body. Large arms can create the optical illusion that a person is overweight. In reality, they may be of a healthy weight with a normal body frame, but the extra tissues of the arms add volume to the upper body. Because disproportionate arms can cause the body shape to appear abnormal, an arm lift enhances a person’s entire look.
An arm lift can be combined with other procedures to offer the patient the best aesthetic outcome. The same factors that can contribute to extra fat and skin of the upper arms can also create sagging breasts, extra tissue around the abdomen, and an uneven distribution of fat. Dr. Rubinstein can combine other procedures with a brachioplasty, such as breast lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction surgery. Lower on the body, thigh lift surgery can improve the amount of adipose tissue and epidermis, as well as its position, on the thighs. Individual bodies respond in different ways to factors such as aging and weight loss, and there are a multitude of procedures available to form the best treatment plans possible for each case.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.