For a woman to attain a significant weight loss is a noteworthy achievement. Such achievement not only means the success of science or surgery, but also entails discipline and hard work on the part of the woman. It can readily boost her self-confidence and may positively change the way she deals with other people. Unfortunately, there are times when massive weight loss carries with it a problematic physical condition: sagging or loosening of the upper arms. The achievement of a desirable body figure may easily be overturned by the presence of excess skin and fat in the arms. A brachioplasty or arm lift surgery is the solution. The problem in the upper arm area is generally not fixable by exercise or a dietary regimen. Rather, an effective arm lift surgery is the one required to tighten upper arms and remove extra skin and fat. Most arm lift patients have gone through a major weight loss after subjecting themselves to strict dieting or the common lap band surgery. Some patients, however, may have problematic upper arms (or that inner area from the underarm to the elbow) because of genetics, natural aging process, or blatant lack of exercise. Brachioplasty surgery is normally performed as an outpatient procedure with minimal scarring. What’s even better is that the incisions and sutures are typically well hidden in the inner arms. Depending on the extent of the skin condition, the surgery on the upper arms may be accomplished through liposuction alone. In some cases, a combination of liposuction and skin excision is undertaken. Moreover, upper arm lift surgery may be performed together with other procedures, such as tummy tuck, to consolidate better aesthetic gains. The recovery period for the surgery is relatively fast. Arm lift patients can go back to work after 7 to 10 days from surgery. But if liposuction is performed, the patients may have to wear an arm garment for at least 3 weeks. It is best that patients should thoroughly understand about Brachioplasty – together with its pros and cons – before deciding to have surgery. Better yet, prospective patients should seek the advice of a well experienced and Board-Certified plastic surgeon like Dr Cortés. More questions about the sagginess and excess skin in your upper arms? Please schedule a talk with Houston-based Dr. Cortés by calling us at (713) 234-6244. Alternatively, you may just fill out this Consultation Request Form.