Tighten Excess Skin with an Arm Lift

Woman pinching her loose upper arm skin. Loose skin on the arms can make even the fittest patient feel heavier or older than they are. To remove excess skin and tighten this area of the body, Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux and Dr. Jeffrey Claiborne can provide patients with an arm lift at his New Orleans, LA-area, cosmetic surgery practice. To help you find confidence in your appearance, contact us today, and take the first step toward your ideal look.

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift can redefine your upper arm area by removing excess skin, tightening underlying muscles, and smoothing overall contours. Upper arm skin tends to lose elasticity and become less flexible as we get older. This area can also begin to sag if you have lost a substantial amount of weight.

Although exercise and diet can help reduce loose skin, they may not always provide the results you want. This unwanted, excess tissue can sometimes be frustrating and embarrassing. Some patients may even avoid wearing tank tops, dresses, or swimwear to keep from exposing their arms in public.

For those who struggle with pockets of fat that exercise has failed to remove, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can combine an arm lift procedure with liposuction, or a number of other contouring procedures for a full-body refinement.

Patients interested in undergoing an arm lift procedure should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about their results. It is also highly recommended that you not smoke, in order to aid in a swift recovery.

The Benefits

One of the biggest advantages of an arm lift is the immediate results. While it generally takes two to three months for your body to completely heal from the surgery, you will be able to see the results relatively quickly. Even in the first few weeks after the procedure, many patients feel comfortable enough to take advantage of clothing they once avoided. 

Patients should keep in mind, however, that skin naturally loses elasticity over time. While an arm lift can redefine and modify, it cannot prevent loose skin from developing in the future. For those who struggle with pockets of fat that exercise has failed to remove, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne can combine an arm lift procedure with liposuction, or other body contouring procedures for a full-body refinement.

Procedure Details

Typically an outpatient surgery, an arm lift usually takes about one to two hours. The first step of your procedure will include administration of IV sedation or general anesthesia, to ensure minimal discomfort. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will then make an incision along your underarm or in your armpit. The exact location and length will depend on how much skin and tissue you are having removed.

Through the incision, Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will remove excess tissue. They will then suture the incisions closed and apply a bandage to the area. It is important that you follow the post-operative instructions that are provided to you. Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne will review these with you at your initial consultation.

Contact Us Today

With their friendly and professional approach, Dr. Boudreaux, Dr. Claiborne and the team at Northshore Plastic Surgery are committed to providing the highest quality care possible, throughout the treatment process. To find out how we can help you reclaim your confidence and enhance the look of your arms, schedule your consultation today.

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Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are committed to providing the very highest standard of care with a friendly, down-to-earth approach. Northshore Plastic Surgery has been voted a top doctor on the Northshore, New Orleans and is affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery®
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery®

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