Arm Lift after Weight Loss in Oakland
If you have lost weight, you may have noticed loose skin on the upper arms that will not tighten or go away, no matter how much you exercise or how healthy your diet is. We understand that your body appearance plays an immense role in your self-confidence, and we are here to help you achieve a look you love for a boost in self-esteem. The appearance of your upper arms is especially important if you often wear sleeveless or short-sleeved shirts. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis may recommend arm lift surgery after weight loss to remove excess, loose skin and give your upper arms a tighter, more toned appearance.
What is arm lift surgery?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is designed to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arms that may remain after weight loss. With arm lift surgery, our skilled plastic surgeons can help you achieve a more toned appearance in the upper arms, allowing you to wear sleeveless tops, short-sleeved shirts, bathing suits, and more with confidence in your appearance.
To remove excess skin, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis make an incision along the inner aspect of the upper arm, where it will be mostly hidden. They then tighten the underlying supportive tissue to give the upper arm a more pleasing contour. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened as well. Depending on your individual needs and desires, an arm lift may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
What is the recovery period after arm lift surgery?
The recovery period after arm lift surgery is typically one to two weeks. As with other surgical procedures, you can expect some bruising and swelling. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis encourage all of their patients to engage in walking after surgery to ensure a speedy recovery.
Other cosmetic surgery procedures Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis perform for weight loss patients
We understand that significant weight loss can leave you with loose, saggy skin. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis are experienced in a number of body contouring procedures for patients after weight loss. In addition to arm lift surgery, they also offers surgeries such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, body lift, and thigh lift.
Booking a consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis want to ensure that you feel satisfied with your results. To make certain that you have realistic expectations for your arm lift surgery after weight loss, you will meet with our board-certified plastic surgeon before your procedure. During this consultation, we will discuss your goals and needs, your questions and concerns, and your possible results. Arm lift surgery works best if you have reached your ideal body weight.
To learn more about an arm lift after weight loss in Oakland, California, we welcome you to contact our office today.