Types of Arm Lift Surgery
Posted on 06/13/2019 on behalf of Dr. Kenrick Spence, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Throughout the aging process, our skin loses its elasticity which may result in flabby skin under the arms. A significant amount of weight loss will also reveal excess skin in that area. Luckily arm lift surgery is available to help improve the appearance of sagging skin under the arms.
Different Types of Arm Lift Surgery
The amount of skin present and the results you’re looking to achieve will determine which type of arm lift surgery is right for you.
Limited Arm Lift (limited Brachioplasty)
This arm lift procedure is most suitable for patients who have loose skin with minimal excess tissue. Excess skin is removed through an incision made in the armpit crease and the future scar is well hidden. Typically, liposuction is done in conjunction with a limited arm lift. This separate procedure removes excess fatty tissue.
Short-Scar Arm Lift
A short-scar arm lift is for patients with mild upper arm tissue laxity. This procedure utilizes a T-shaped incision to correct laxity and lift the skin toward the armpit.
Extended Arm Lift (Extended Brachioplasty)
Patients with moderate to severe skin and tissue laxity will benefit most from an extended arm lift. An incision is made from armpit to elbow, removing excess skin and tissue of the inner and lower arm.
This procedure will leave the biggest scar of all, but it will be well hidden in the lower edge of the inner arm. When your arms are at your sides the scar won’t be noticeable.
L-Brachioplasty (L-Arm Lift)
Undergoing significant weight loss can result in severe arm laxity, sagging armpits, and upper chest tissue. For these patients, the L-Arm lift is typically the best way to get tighter skin. One L-shaped incision will be made which will correct all these areas at once.
Arm Lift Surgery in Orlando
Hillcrest Plastic Surgery of Orlando is here to help you determine which surgery is best for you.
If you want tighter, better-looking arms, call today to schedule your consultation!
Posted on behalf of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery