Although there are extenuating factors that can cause a sagging in the upper arms, weight loss is generally the predominate factor precipitating this occurrence.

Other such factors that can contribute to excess skin in the upper arms might also be:

  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Chronic tanning
  • Heredity

Following weight loss, often times, you are left with loose, unsightly skin that tends to interfere with activities of daily living. Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, aims to remove excess skin, as well as reduce the circumference of the upper arm.

The idea candidate for arm lift surgery is:

  • Someone who has maintained a stable weight
  • Someone who is physically healthy
  • A non-smoker
  • Someone with realistic expectation as to what the surgery can offer them
  • Someone who has taken into consideration the resulting scars that will be left following the surgery.

Arm lift surgery can be done alone or in conjunction with other surgical procedures such as liposuction. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.