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Are you self-conscious to wear sleeveless shirts or show your upper arms? If so, you may be grateful that colder weather in Manhattan is on the way. If you’re self-conscious about your arms because of sagging skin, you don’t have to restrict your wardrobe to long-sleeved shirts or always be reaching for a jacket. Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, a top-rated female plastic surgeon in Manhattan, wants to share with you how you can get rid of excess skin on the arms with an arm lift.

An arm lift, which is referred to clinically as a brachioplasty, is a type of plastic surgery that removes excess fat and tightens loose tissue in the area of the upper arm. This part of the body often experiences aesthetic changes as we age or experience fluctuations in weight. People often seek an arm lift because they notice the skin on their upper arms looks uneven or is beginning to sag due to accumulated pockets of fat, developing what many call a “batwing” look.

What can you expect during an arm lift?

Dr. Preminger usually can perform a brachioplasty on an outpatient basis from the comfort of her boutique office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan or another accredited surgery facility. Once anesthesia or sedation has been administered, she makes an incision on the inner arm, removing excess skin. Some liposuction will be performed to remove excess fat. From there, your remaining skin is stretched and recontoured to give it that smooth, tight appearance of young and vibrant skin. A typical arm lift procedure takes between two and three hours.

You can expect to take it easy for a while. Each person heals at their own pace but generally speaking, patients who receive a brachioplasty go back to work and resume a light exercise routine within two weeks. Any strenuous activity needs to be avoided for about six weeks, and you may experience swelling for as long as 8-12 weeks.

Find out if an arm lift is right for you

This is not a weight loss procedure. If you’re interested in an arm lift, you should be at or near your ideal weight. Even if you’re at a healthy weight, you may have sagging skin in the upper arm area that makes you self-conscious. You should be in good overall health, with no pre-existing conditions that may complicate surgery. Anyone interested in plastic surgery should stop smoking first, as using tobacco in any form can decrease blood flow and impede the healing process. If you would like to find out how to get rid of flappy skin on your arms, or are looking for ways to get rid of loose arm skin after weight loss, Dr. Preminger can help.

Arm Lifts in Manhattan

Say farewell to the “batwing” look once and for all, and without having to spend countless hours working out in the gym. Dr. Preminger can perform an arm lift that can transform this area of your body. By sticking to a healthy diet and a regular regimen of exercise after the procedure, the results could last the rest of your life. Find out more by calling (212) 706-1900 to schedule a consultation.

Preminger Plastic Surgery is proud to serve our clients in the Upper East Side of Manhattan or anywhere in New York City.

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