30 Sep | 2018
30 Sep 2018
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If you have found yourself too embarrassed or self-conscious to wear sleeveless shirts or dresses, you might have found yourself wondering about the possibility of a brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift.

While arm lifts are a wonderful solution to reshaping your upper arms, not everyone can have this procedure done.

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If you have recently lost weight

Many people who go through weight loss will find themselves with extra skin on their upper arms. Even though the fat has been burned off and replaced with muscle, that excess skin cannot always return to where it was before. If you fall under this category, you might be a great candidate for a brachioplasty procedure.

If you are not significantly overweight

Another consideration when considering an arm lift is where your weight and health is at currently. If you are generally overweight and need to lose before you reach a healthy weight, an arm lift is not a good idea. Brachioplasties are not a solution to an unhealthy lifestyle or weight concerns and will not fix these particular concerns. Otherwise, if your weight is healthy and stable and you are struggling with jiggly upper arms, then a brachioplasty might be the right choice for you.

If you are in good health

Other than your weight, if you are in otherwise good health a brachioplasty might be the right choice for you. Some health conditions and medications can interfere with the healing process and you might find yourself in some trouble if you go forward with a procedure. If this is a concern of yours, talk to your primary doctor or ask your plastic surgeon at your consultation. Outside of health conditions, smokers will also have trouble healing and recovering from this type of surgery because smoking itself will slow down your healing time. If you are serious about having a brachioplasty done, you will need to quit smoking first.

If you are experiencing body changes from aging

Skin will naturally go lax as you age, which is part of the reasons that you will see wrinkles in your face as your get older. The arms are no exception. If you are seeing more loose or lax skin in your arms as you age, a brachioplasty might be a great solution for you, removing the lax skin and leaving you with a younger appearance as a result.

If you are willing to stay healthy

Some people will change their diets or routines prior to a surgery, but with an arm lift, you need to keep up with the positive health changes even after your surgery. This will keep your arms looking sleek and young for years to come. If you do not think you can maintain a healthy lifestyle or stay committed to your health, this surgery might not be the right choice for you.

You shouldn’t feel embarrassed by your arms. Call The Toronto Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your brachioplasty consultation today to find out whether you are a good candidate.

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