Fluctuations in weight, growing older and even heredity can cause drooping, sagging skin on your upper arms. The appearance is sometimes described as “bat wings”. Exercise may improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm; however this does not improve the loss of skin elasticity and localized fat deposits.
If you are concerned about the appearance of the undersides of your upper arms, an arm lift may be right for you. If this sounds like your situation, plastic surgeons Dr. Gloria Duda and Dr. Erica Anderson can improve your arm contour. Schedule your arm lift consultation today by completing the form on this page or calling 703-893-1111. McLean Plastic Surgery serves patients from McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.
What Is an Arm Lift?
Arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces skin and fat on the underside of the upper arm between the armpit area and the elbow, reshapes your arm with smoother skin and contours, and reduces localized fat in the upper arm region. The scar is usually placed toward the back of the arm (from the armpit to the elbow) so as not to show in the front view.
In some cases, liposuction can be used to remove fatty tissue from around the upper arms through small incisions. However, liposuction does not address the excess skin, which requires an arm lift to surgically remove sections of skin and fat. Sometimes an arm lift is performed in conjunction with liposuction.
Am I a Good Arm Lift Candidate?
In the hands of our expertly-trained plastic surgeons, Dr. Duda and Dr. Anderson, plastic surgery procedures are very safe.
Candidates for arm contouring are:
- Those who have lost weight and have excess skin
- Healthy adults with significant upper arm laxity caused by aging
- Committed to a healthy lifestyle with relatively stable weight and do NOT smoke
- Those who have realistic expectations
To learn more about arm lift or brachioplasty and which plastic surgery procedures may be right for you, call McLean Plastic Surgery today at 703-893-1111 to schedule a consultation. We welcome men and women from McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.
Schedule Your Arm Lift Consultation Today
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your upper arms, contact McLean Plastic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or calling 703-893-1111 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Duda or Dr. Anderson. We serve McLean, Tysons Corner and nearby Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.