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If you are unhappy with the way your arms look and want to get rid of the extra inches, you may want to consider getting arm lift surgery. The procedure is ideal for those who want to lift, shape, or tighten the skin and tissues around the upper arm region for a sleek and sculpted shape.

Women sitting on a cliff with her arms lifted, showing her back.

1. You Have Excess Fat Deposits in the Arms

No matter how trim you are, it is possible to have stubborn fat deposits around your arms that make your upper arms seem more prominent and less proportional to your other body parts. 

The fat deposits also make it harder to find clothes that fit correctly. An arm lift removes the excess fat deposits to restore a youthful appearance to your arms.

An arm lift can be carried out together with liposuction to remove the excess fat, then contour the region to make the arms leaner and better looking.

2. You Have Sagging Upper Arm Skin

The most common cause of sagging skin is significant weight loss and aging. If you have lost a considerable amount of fat on your upper arms but did not go through a procedure to tighten the muscles or skin, the result is sagging skin that cannot be eliminated with exercise or diet.

Also, as you grow older, your muscles weaken, making the skin loose. An arm lift can remove the extra skin folds to reduce discomfort or wrinkling in the upper-arm area, taking you a step closer to achieving your body image goals.

3. You Want to Achieve Well-Toned Arms

If you have tried diet and exercise, but your arms are still flabby and not toned, an arm lift can create the needed aesthetic appeal. A full arm lift will remove excess fat and skin, exposing the toned muscles underneath.

Arm lift surgery does not create muscles, but it does allow the muscles already there to be on full display.

During your consultation, your surgeon will decide whether to carry out an arm lift alone or combine it with liposuction to achieve well-defined, shapely arms.

Your surgeon makes incisions on the affected areas, removes excess fat, trims excess skin, and tightens underlying tissues to create beautiful contours. 

When your arms seem more proportional to the rest of your body, it will be easier to maintain confidence in your overall appearance.

Depending on your preferences and the surgeon’s recommendations, the surgery can be carried out under general anesthesia. The procedure takes about one hour or two to complete, and specific care instructions must be followed post-surgery to achieve beautiful and long-lasting results.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are concerned about excess sagging skin or fat deposits on your arms, reach out to Dr. Martin O’Toole at 626-671-1756, a premier plastic surgeon in Pasadena, California, or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.