Help for Flabby Arms
- Posted on: Dec 15 2022
Is fat on the back of your upper arms keeping you from wearing cute sleeveless tops? Do you feel self-conscious when you wear your swimsuit? Or even worse, do you hate your flabby arms so much that you try to avoid moving your arms when you’re around other people? Brachioplasty may be the answer for you!
What is brachioplasty?
“Brachioplasty” is the technical term for the removal of excess skin and fat on the backs of the upper arms (the triceps). This part of the arms starts to sag in our 30s, as our skin begins to lose its elasticity. Besides age working against us, this flab can also be the result of carrying extra weight, losing a lot of weight, genetics, hormones, or even sun damage.
A brachioplasty procedure removes this excess skin and fat. It is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation and can take less than 4 hours. After the procedure, you may have swelling, bruising, and some discomfort. You may have drainage tubes in the area for the first few days, and you’ll have to wear compression bandages to help the healing process. It can take about 2 weeks before you see results from this procedure, as it takes about this long for the swelling to go down. If you only need a small amount of skin and fat removed, a minimal-incision arm lift may also be an option.
Before considering brachioplasty, you should be healthy and at a healthy, stable weight. You should have no underlying medical problems that might slow down the healing process. The results of brachioplasty can be long lasting, as long as you take care of yourself and work hard to avoid gaining more weight.
Unless you are in excellent shape and have worked on this area for years at the gym, odds are that you’ll start to notice that unsightly upper arm flab. Brachioplasty gets rid of excess fat and skin and tones and contours the arms so that you can wear those cute summer dresses (and so you don’t feel self-conscious when doing something as simple as waving!). Contact the office of Bardia Amirlak in Dallas, Texas, for a brachioplasty consultation. Call 972-972-4708 for an appointment today!
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