Have you recently looked at your arms and thought, how do I get rid of this pesky hanging skin? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, millions of men and women all over the world are looking for ways to remove loose skin on their upper arms, especially if they’ve recently lost a lot of weight. At the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center, we have a solution to this problem. It’s called Brachioplasty, which is a procedure that improves the contour of your arms. Dr. Genter, one of the best plastic surgeons in Philadelphia, PA, and the neighboring communities, performs this surgery to help improve your appearance.
What is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is a procedure that is otherwise known as an arm lift. If you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight, and now you notice unwanted hanging or loose skin on your arms, this surgery can help. In fact, it may be the solution that you need to regain your confidence just in time for the summer.
Who Can Benefit?
The people who will benefit most from Brachioplasty are those who have lost a lot of body weight. Although weight loss is a considerable achievement, it can often lead to uncomfortable, excess skin on the body. Your upper arms happen to be one of the areas where excess skin accumulates. If you fit this description, and you’d like to get rid of the excess skin hanging from your arms, you’d benefit from this procedure.
What’s Involved in This Procedure?
Under general anesthesia, Dr. Genter will make an incision from the armpit area toward the elbow (on the back of the arm). The length of the incision will depend on the amount of excess skin. In some cases, a minimal incision, hidden in the armpit, is used (minimal incision brachioplasty-MIB). He will then remove a precise amount of excess skin and fat before sutures are placed to close the incisions and tighten the tissue. Once the surgery is completed, the patient’s arms will have a better contour and less excess skin.
If you think that you could benefit from Brachioplasty or any other plastic surgery treatment including liposuction in Philadelphia, PA, please give us a call at 215-240-6758.