How Can I Tighten Loose Skin on My Arms?

How Can I Tighten Loose Skin on My Arms?

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Loose arm skin is a common concern that affects most people at one point or another. It is often caused by aging but can also be the result of significant weight changes. If you are tired of dealing with your so-called bat wings, then 
upper arm lift surgery may be the perfect solution.

When to Consider an Upper Arm Lift

Also known as a brachioplasty, an upper arm lift procedure tightens loose skin and eliminates excess fat to reshape the region between your elbow and underarm area. Thousands of people undergo arm lift surgery each year and are happy with the outcomes. But how do you know if this procedure can meet your needs and offer results that you will love?

You may want to consider an upper arm lift if:

  • You are at or near your ideal weight
  • You are dissatisfied with the shape of your arms due to lax skin
  • You have redundant or flabby underarms after losing a lot of weight
  • You would like your arms to look better in form-fitting clothes
  • You do not want to feel self-conscious while wearing sleeveless tops
  • You feel that this procedure will enhance your confidence and self-image
  •  You can accept a visible scar if it means having slimmer arms 

Are There Any Alternatives to Surgery?

Minor sagging on the upper arms can sometimes be improved without surgery. Some potentially beneficial remedies include engaging in strength training exercises that build muscle mass, applying topical treatments such as retinol, and taking oral supplements containing collagen.

Unfortunately, loose skin is often very challenging to treat at home. Stretched skin loses its ability to retract when components such as collagen and elastin become damaged. You will find that your moderately to severely drooping skin cannot be corrected without cosmetic surgery.

Get Ready to Achieve Your Body Goals

Call 203-431-7644 to schedule a free arm lift consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Brucato. It is the perfect way to see what this cosmetic procedure can do for you. 

Brucato Plastic Surgery Center has been transforming the lives of patients in the Ridgefield area for over 25 years. Our practice serves Wilton, Danbury, and nearby communities in Connecticut.

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