How Can I Remove Loose Skin on My Arms?

armliftLosing weight can be a tremendously difficult challenge, regardless of whether you undergo bariatric surgery or use diet and exercise alone. Successfully losing weight and increasing your health deserves congratulation; however, you may not be able to fully appreciate the results if inelastic skin on your arms makes you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, there are several treatment methods available from our practice, and Dr. Mark Richards, our experienced plastic surgeon, offers both surgical and non-surgical approaches to help reduce excess skin on the arms. Whether you have mild skin laxity or more significant loose skin, we have a corrective option that may suit you.

Non-Surgical Approach

Skin laxity on the arms can occur with weight loss as well as with age; and sometimes the skin on the arms, particularly under the bicep, can begin to droop. If you have mild skin inelasticity on your arms and desire a firmer, more toned looking contour, non-surgical skin tightening with Viora Reaction™ may be able to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. This technique utilizes radiofrequency (RF) energy to painlessly stimulate natural collagen production deep within your dermis (skin). Over a period of several treatments, typically six to eight, you will see smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin in the treated area.

Minimal Incision Arm Lift

If you’re experiencing significant sagging on your arms as a result of losing weight, an arm lift, also called brachioplasty, may be your best option. Dr. Richards performs a minimally invasive technique (MIT) for those who have their skin droop confined to the upper half of the upper arm, which he combines with liposuction This typically offers excellent results and a much smaller scar than traditional brachioplasty. Dr. Richards can determine if this procedure is right for your aesthetic goals and anatomic needs during your initial consultation. Traditional brachioplasty is a good option for those tougher cases that have inelastic skin or droop extends to the elbow.

If you have additional questions about surgical and non-surgical arm lift methods, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richards, please contact us today.

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