For many weight loss patients as well as those struggling with the aging process, the arms are often the first area they would like to improve. Loose, sagging, and stretched skin can be uncomfortable and unsightly, especially when the arms are elevated. At our Hollywood, FL practice, Dr. Shuster performs strategic arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) to tone, slim, and sculpt the upper arms.
Who is a Good Candidate for Brachioplasty?
Good candidates for brachioplasty are unhappy with the way skin hangs from their upper arms. This hanging skin may have developed as a result of weight loss, aging, genetics, or a combination of these — and it does not respond to exercise. No matter how hard you hit the gym to lift weights, the skin will not “shrink back” to the contour of the arm. Other candidacy factors include:
- Good overall health
- Realistic expectations of what brachioplasty can achieve
- Adequate dedication of time for recovery
- Willingness to follow aftercare instructions