Arm Lift

Arm Lift Surgery in Washington D.C.

At Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shlomo Widder, performs arm lift surgery to produce a slim upper arm contour. Countless men and women have extra fat, or skin in the upper arm area due to weight fluctuation, aging, or genetics. Although there are specific exercises you can perform to tighten the upper arms, it may not produce the outcomes you desire. At our practice, Dr. Widder utilizes modern techniques to safely make an incision under the elbow along the inner arm to remove unwanted fat and skin from the upper arm. The results produce a natural, sleek improvement to the upper arm.

What to Expect During Arm Lift

The goal of an arm lift is to remove excess skin and reveal a toned upper arm. The plastic surgeon will evaluate your skin quality and elasticity and determine how much fat, tissue and skin should be removed to attain the results the patient desires. The length of the incision made during surgery will vary. For example, patients who have healthy skin tone may only require a minor incision. Massive weight loss patients who present with excessively loose and hanging skin will require a more extensive approach. During surgery, the excess skin is trimmed and removed, and the underlying muscles are tightened. An armpit lift is sometimes incorporated during this procedure for patients who have additional skin and fat deposits within the armpit.

Best Candidates

The best candidates for an arm lift procedure are men or women who have loose and hanging skin from the underside of the upper arm. This skin keeps these individuals from wearing short sleeves or fitted clothing. Patients must be at or near their goal weight, and their weight should be stable. This surgery is not reserved for weight loss patients alone. Patients who are in good health and wish to have their arms toned and tightened may also consider this procedure.

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Dr. Shlomo Widder has well over 30 years in practice as one of Northern Virginia’s top plastic surgeons. Patients choose Dr. Widder because of his unmatched knowledge, care, attention to detail, safety measures, and results. Discover how Widder Plastic Surgery can help you by scheduling a consultation today!

Other Considerations

Swelling is expected after arm lift surgery, although the amount of swelling varies among patients. The swelling starts to subside during the first 1– 2 weeks after surgery. A compression garment or sleeve will usually be recommended to control this swelling and to keep the skin and tissue firmly protected. Most patients can resume moderate arm activity in 3 – 4 weeks, with a complete recovery about 4 – 6 weeks after the surgery. While all surgical procedures will leave some scarring, the incision resides under the arm so that it is not as noticeable. The plastic surgeon will provide a scar treatment plan to help the incision(s) heal in a healthy and quick manner.

Reveal Your Toned Arms

If you are in the process of completing your weight loss journey, or if aging and gravity have caused loose skin to hang from your arms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about arm lift surgery in Northern Virginia. With significant experience and skill, we can create a tighter, more youthful-looking arms with lasting results.

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