Who Is a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

woman looking at arm Also referred to as brachioplasty, an arm lift is a type of cosmetic surgery that is designed to reshape the under portion of someone’s arm. It targets the area of the upper arm down to the elbow, which has historically been tricky to target for eliminating loose skin and other issues.

As is true with all types of procedures like this, not everyone is an ideal candidate for an arm lift. To determine whether this is the right step for you to take, there are a number of important things you will want to consider.

Everything To Know About Getting an Arm Lift

Naturally, the number one sign that you are an ideal candidate for an arm lift is if you are experiencing upper arm skin laxity. If you have quite a bit of loose skin on your upper arm and have not successfully gotten rid of it or toned it through exercise, an arm lift is, at the very least, something you should consider.

You are also an ideal candidate for an arm lift if your weight is relatively consistent. Obviously, if you lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time, loose skin in various areas of a forgone conclusion. You do not want to have an arm lift performed only to find yourself dealing with the same situation relatively soon afterward.

Finally, people who are good candidates for an arm lift are those who are relatively healthy and who do not have medical conditions that would increase their need for other types of surgeries in the future. They should also not be smokers for the best results.

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If you would like to learn more about an arm lift and determine if you are a good candidate for surgery, contact Jeffrey Dawes, MD, by calling (403) 571-3141 to schedule a consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dawes can meet with you at our Calgary, Alberta, office to discuss your specific concerns and goals. With decades of combined education and professional experience, you can rest assured that you will receive quality information and services throughout the entire process.

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