Getting an Arm Lift: How to Determine If You’re an Ideal Candidate

Arm LiftIn the world of cosmetic surgery, the arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, has gained widespread popularity.

The procedure transforms the appearance of saggy, loose skin on the upper arms, making them more toned and firm. But who is an ideal candidate for this surgical procedure?

At the office of Dr. Alfonso Barrera, we can take a deep dive into this topic to help you understand it better.

Understanding Arm Lift Surgery

Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm area. Patients typically seek out this method after experiencing significant weight loss, aging, or hereditary factors.

This procedure gives the arm a more aesthetically pleasing contour, enhancing self-confidence, especially when going sleeveless!

Who’s the Right Candidate?

The ideal candidate for an arm lift is generally someone who has good overall health, and no medical conditions that could hinder healing or increase the risk of complications.

Candidates usually have a significant amount of lax, saggy skin on the upper arms that has not responded to exercise or physical activities.

Additional Considerations

Being a non-smoker is also vital, as smoking can complicate both the procedure and recovery. And while it might sound cliche, having a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the surgery outcomes are also important aspects for candidates to have the best possible experience.

Remember, an arm lift is meant to enhance your features — not change you into someone else’s ideal image of beauty.

Schedule a Consultation Today 

Before deciding on the surgery, you should have a comprehensive consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. At our practice, we evaluate your health, discuss your expectations, and help you understand the potential risks and benefits of the arm lift.

The decision to undergo an arm lift is a highly personal one, so it’s profoundly important to consider all aspects. To understand if an arm lift aligns with your aesthetic goals and physical condition, a one-on-one consultation with a professional can’t be undervalued.

If you’re in the Houston, TX, area and considering an arm lift, Dr. Alfonso Barrera can provide the advice and care you need and deserve.

Contact us at (713) 468-5200 or visit us online to schedule a consultation.

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