Patients who deal with the dreaded bat wing effect of loose skin on their upper arms often choose to turn to Oklahoma City plastic surgeon Dr. Anureet Bajaj for an arm lift. Dr. Bajaj can help you to achieve arms that are slimmer and more toned. Following an arm lift surgery, you will be able to show off your upper arms more proudly in public without the embarrassing hanging skin.
Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery
- Removing loose skin on the upper arms
- Eradicating small pockets of fat
- Improving self-image
- Patients with good skin elasticity
When you undergo your arm lift with plastic surgeon Dr. Bajaj, a local anesthetic with sedation may be used, which will help you sleep through the procedure. In some cases, however, a general anesthetic may be the best option.
Dr. Bajaj will begin your arm lift surgery by making incisions that travel from your arm pit toward your elbow, located on the insides of your arms. These incisions should be minimally visible once they heal. At this point, she may choose to employ liposuction surgery to eradicate any small pockets of fat that prevent your arms from looking slimmer. At the incision sites, Dr. Bajaj will then remove the loose skin and tissues that contribute to the sagging look of your upper arms. She will then close the incisions with sutures, creating a more toned and taut appearance.
Surgical dressings will then be applied, as well as compression garments which will maintain the new sleeker shape of your arms. These compression garments must be worn for several weeks after surgery, as you heal.
You should expect two to four weeks for recovery after your arm lift with Dr. Bajaj. As you leave the office, you should have transportation home as well as assistance for a few days, as your activity will be limited. You may need to keep your arms elevated for a few days.
It is not uncommon to experience some swelling and discomfort. To help manage this discomfort, Dr. Bajaj may prescribe medication. With limited movement and keeping your arms elevated as much as possible, the swelling should dissipate within two weeks.
We encourage you to look into your options for an upper arm lift in Oklahoma City. Please contact Dr. Bajaj or call 405‐810‐8448 to set up a consultation.