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Butler plastic surgeons have the solution to flabby upper arms. At Advanced Liposuction Center many clients come to us dissatisfied with loose, hanging skin on their upper arms. Not only is this condition unsightly and embarrassing, but it can also interfere with clothes and cause irritations and rashes.

Many patients work hard to lose weight and then are disappointed to discover sagging skin is left behind.

Other causes of “bat wings” include:

  • Loss of elasticity that occurs as a natural result of aging
  • Tanning
  • Genetics

Even rigorous exercise and weight lifting programs may not restore firm, toned upper arms.

Arm Lift Benefits

Fortunately, you do not have to swear off sleeveless styles forever. Our highly skilled cosmetic surgeons have excellent outcomes with our brachioplasty procedure. The surgeon will perform the procedure on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. (You will need someone to drive you home the day of the procedure.) The doctor will make an incision in the upper arm and remove the excess fat. The surgeon will pull the skin downward to tighten the arm and stitch the incision. The surgery leaves behind only a tiny scar in the armpit area.

If you wish, the fat that is removed from your upper arms can then be used to plump up a part of your body that may have lost its youthful volume, such as your cheeks or hands, using our revolutionary fat transfer procedure. At your initial free consultation, you can talk to one of our plastic surgeons about all your appearance goals. The physician will help devise a plan that will best meet those goals.

Good Candidates for Arm Lifts

By now, you’re probably wondering if there is anything that would prevent you from having a brachioplasty. People who have had their lymph nodes removed may not be able to have the surgery. This also goes for those who had a mastectomy or those prone to underarm infections. Excessive sweating may also make you ineligible. If, however, you are a man or woman in overall good health who maintains a constant weight through a nutritious diet and regular exercise routine then you are most likely an ideal candidate for this procedure.

To find out more, contact any of our Pittsburgh area offices today by calling: 724-683-7581.