An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is performed to reshape the underside of the upper arm. This area tends to loosen and retain deposits of fat from the armpit to the elbow as people age. The condition often tends to be a bigger problem for women. Dr. Richard L. Kofkoff and his dedicated team at his St. Louis, Missouri plastic surgery practice understand that as people age, they may begin seeing areas of their bodies that no longer respond to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
How We Can Help
Through an arm lift procedure, Dr. Kofkoff can help address the excess skin of the upper arm that has lost elasticity. This is the cause for that sagging, drooping appearance.
The problem may be caused by age, heredity, or weight fluctuations throughout life. Exercise often can help to strengthen the underlying muscle, but it will not help the excess skin that no longer has any elasticity. The tissues become weakened and retain deposits of localized fat, giving the area a fuller and loose appearance.
An arm lift can be performed to:
- Provide a more proportionate and toned appearance
- Reshape and give a smoother surface to the skin
- Reduce localized deposits of fat and skin in the area between the underarm and elbow
Is an Arm Lift Right for You?
In order to qualify as a good candidate for an arm lift, you must be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure. It is best to have a reasonably stable weight so you can maintain the benefits of the procedure.
Like any other cosmetic surgery procedure, you should consider your options and what Dr. Kofkoff discusses with you before choosing to move forward. It is important that you understand each aspect of your elected procedure and that you are comfortable with Dr. Kofkoff, our team , and our practice. Dr. Kofkoff strives to establish a rapport with each of his patients and believes that this relationship is crucial to the success of your procedure.
To learn more about an arm lift, please contact St. Louis, Missouri cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard L. Kofkoff today to schedule a consultation.