Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) St. Petersburg
An arm lift is a procedure that can help you get rid of loose, hanging skin and fat in the upper arm area. This is unfortunately inevitable for many men and women, and there is little you can do about it. Losing weight and building up muscle in the upper arm are equally ineffective at treating this loose underarm skin. But surgical arm lift can help. If you have hanging skin in the upper arm (sometimes described as “bat wings” or “lunch lady arms”), Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso can use an arm lift (brachioplasty) to help contour your upper arms and restore a more youthful and fit looking arm.
To learn more about a surgical arm lift and whether St Petersburg plastic surgeon, Dr. Gayoso can help you get arms you will be comfortable baring, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.
Why Arms Sag
For the most part, the sagging tissue in the arms is simply excess, loose skin. This skin sags when it loses elasticity or tone. Sometimes, there is also excess fat that contributes fullness to the sag, but it is not the primary cause of the loose skin.
Because it is the skin that sags, and neither muscle nor fat, muscle building and weight loss cannot reduce the sagging. In fact, weight loss can worsen a bad situation as it simply makes the upper arm more empty, leaving more skin to sag. This is why liposuction is also not always a good treatment for sagging upper arms.
As a result, surgical removal of excess skin is the most successful treatment for eliminating sagging upper arms. There are several variations on the procedure that can be used to target your particular areas of looseness, and in many cases the scar can be well-concealed.
On occasion, non-surgical methods to improve the appearance of the upper arm are appropriate. Coolsculpting, a non-surgical fat freezing procedure, can lesson fullness in an upper arm and does not require surgery. Additionally, ThermiTight uses radio frequency to tighten loose skin and may be used in the arm region on select patients. Between surgery (brachioplasty), Coolsculpting or ThermiTight, Gayoso Plastic Surgery offers many options for tightening sagging arms.
Why Choose Dr. Gayoso
Like many appearance-related issues, sagging skin in the upper arms can be hard to talk about, so you need to find a surgeon who helps you feel at ease describing your exact problem and specific cosmetic goals. Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso has a gentle and compassionate manner that makes many people feel completely comfortable talking about their appearance.
Dr. Gayoso is also a board-certified plastic surgeon, which assures you that he has the training and skill to perform an arm lift with maximum effectiveness and safety. You can see the results he has given to previous patients from St. Petersburg, Tampa, Sarasota, and across Florida in our Before and After Gallery.
You don’t have to live with saggy arms that make you feel uncomfortable in short sleeves, swimsuits, or sleeveless dresses. We encourage you to talk to Dr. Gayoso about restoring your appearance and your confidence. Please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.