Arm Lift

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Remove Fat & Hanging Skin With An Arm Lift

An arm lift can address hanging skin and excess fat between your underarm and elbow. Age and weight loss are the typical causes of large skin flaps beneath the arms, sometimes referred to as “bat wings.” As you age, skin loses its youthful elasticity, making it difficult to bounce back from the effects of weight loss and gravity. This results in uncomfortable skin that hangs from the back of the arm. If you’re embarrassed or uncomfortable living the appearance of hanging upper arm skin, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. Dr. Sharon Giese performs arm lift at her NYC office in the seclusion of her AAAASF Accredited, in-office operating suite.

Arm lift is an ideal procedure for those who display sagging skin but not necessarily excess fat. If you have excess fat, but have also retained a high skin elasticity, you may benefit more from liposuction. When large amounts of skin hang from the arm, however, liposuction alone is not enough to achieve noticeable results. In this case, the excess skin must actually be removed. Dr. Sharon Giese can determine if arm lift is the best treatment for your individual concern during your personal consultation.

The arm lift performed by Dr. Giese is an out-patient surgical procedure which involves at least one week downtime. Although this procedure leaves a long-lasting scar from the armpit to the elbow, results are significant and transformative, achieving a slimmer upper arm that is more proportionate to the rest of the body. Dr. Giese hides the scar nicely, so it remains unobtrusive unless raising the arms over the head. Flapping, uncomfortable excess skin is removed during the arm lift. Once swelling and bruising dissipate, you can enjoy results without any further maintenance appointments.*

* Patients individual results may vary.

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Ideal Candidates Patients who have severe skin sagging in the upper arm. This excess skin may interfere with daily activities, cause discomfort, and be cosmetically unappealing.*
Procedure Dr. Giese will excise the extra upper arm skin during arm lift in NYC to create a more sculpted, contoured appearance.*
Technique Benefits Results achieved with an arm lift are transformative.*
Recovery Patients can generally return to work without heavy lifting after one week.*
Results The upper arms can be contoured with less skin sagging. Discomfort associated with excess arm skin can be reduced. Dr. Giese uses scar-minimizing techniques to ensure any scaring is relatively unobtrusive.*

* Patients individual results may vary.

Dr. Sharon Giese and her staff are happy to schedule a consultation with you about arm lift. For more information on plastic surgery, arm lift in NYC and Dr. Sharon Giese, please request an appointment online or call us at 212.421.3400.