Arm Lift Surgery in Oakland
“Bat wings,” “bingo wings,” “saggy lunch lady arms.” These are all undesirable and demeaning ways many have used to describe excess skin and fat in the upper arms.
There are many factors that contribute to the development of loose, draping skin and unsightly localized fat deposits. Genetics and the aging process can result in loss of volume under the skin, loss of skin elasticity, and saggy skin in the arms. Weight fluctuations, especially large amounts of weight loss, can also leave excess skin that cannot be tightened by diet or exercise.
But you’re not helpless in facing these changes. You can take control of your appearance by having an expertly done arm lift surgery by Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis. Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, is a body contouring cosmetic surgical procedure that removes saggy skin to improve the contour and tighten the skin of the arms.
What is arm lift surgery?
An arm lift removes sagging skin and tightens, smoothes, and reshapes the upper arms. Oakland’s Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, board-certified plastic surgeons, have extensive experience in this body sculpting procedure.
The arm lift is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis make incisions along the inner aspect of the upper arm, where they will be less visible. The underlying supportive tissue is tightened, forming more pleasing upper arm contours. If necessary, fat is removed, excess skin is cut away, and the remaining skin is tightened.
Other body sculpting procedures Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis perform
Arm lift surgery is not the only body sculpting procedure Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis offer in their Oakland practice. To further improve body contour, other commonly performed procedures are tummy tucks, liposuction, inner thigh lifts, and buttock enhancements.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland arm lift surgeon
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis want all their arm lift surgery patients to be happy with their results, but satisfaction greatly depends on the patient having realistic expectations about their arm lift in Oakland, California. All patients will have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis to ensure they know what their possible results will be.
The arm lift, like other body contouring procedures, has best results when you have reached your ideal body weight. These body contouring procedures are not weight loss techniques but are used for removing excess skin, giving the targeted areas a more youthful appearance.
What is the recovery period after an arm lift?
Recovery time after arm lift surgery typically ranges from one to two weeks. As with other surgical procedures, there may be some bruising and swelling. To help ensure a speedier recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis encourage their patients to engage in walking after surgery.