Traveling from head to toe, next is the arm lift plastic surgery. The redundant skin and subcutaneous fat of the upper arms hangs and is a very common area of concern and ranks towards the top of the list of requested areas of correction after massive weight loss from weight loss surgery, or dieting. For some previously morbid obese people it is of greater concern than any other body part.
The hanging arm skin and fat (sometimes called ‘bat wings') will affect the types of clothes that may be worn by some individuals after weight loss. Some previously morbid obese people may limit their wardrobe to long sleeved shirts to avoid embarrassment. The redundant skin may also affect the range of motion of the arms and how a person after weight loss can position their arms while standing up.
When considering arm lift plastic surgery, the plastic surgeon should be ready to discuss three different types of arm lift plastic surgery options. The proper choice should be made after a complete consultation, examination, and discussion of all the surgical options with a plastic surgeon. The arm lift plastic surgery goal is to improve the girth, and contour of the upper arm, and to limit the scar length whenever possible. Some surgeons may only speak about the relevant procedure for a particular person, but the plastic surgeon should be familiar will all types of these procedures. For presentation purposes, they will be discussed in a ‘sequential' fashion.
The plastic surgery options of arm lift or recontouring are most often affected by the current condition of the previously morbid obese persons' upper arm. The quantity and quality of the redundant skin and underlying fat significantly contribute to the customized surgical design for any given plastic surgical candidate. These components essentially narrow the options on how the plastic surgery arm lift will be performed.