Are you thinking about scheduling a brachioplasty, or arm lift, but have a few questions before you do? It's important to reach out to a professional and schedule a consultation appointment, but here are some common questions about arm lifts to get you started:
1. Will exercise work?
In a previous article, "Will exercise help my sagging arms?" we went into length about a common myth surrounding drooping arm fat: exercise reduces it. Yet, in reality, working out really doesn't solve the main issue with drooping arms, which is excess skin.
According to Michele Olson, Ph.D., principle researcher at the Auburn University Montgomery Kinesiology Laboratory, weight lifting only increases the size of the arms' muscles, which fill in arm fat. If you stopped exercising, you'd likely experience the same sagging-arm problem as before.
"If you have sagging skin, you probably qualify for an arm lift."
2. Can anyone get an arm lift?
Yes! If you have sagging skin, you'll probably qualify for an arm lift.However, keep in mind your surgeon will (or should) check that you have no medical conditions that might complicate the procedure. He or she will also typically ensure you'll able to handle the surgery and any medication that might be administered before or after it.
3. Do other women have arm lifts?
Don't be embarrassed to tighten up your arms. Arm lifts can certainly increase a woman's confidence level. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, arm lift procedures have increased in women by over 4 percent since 2000. And, in 2015 alone, 15,000 women scheduled a brachioplasty. If you want to schedule one, but are uncomfortable, talk to friends and family and the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. Taglienti of Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists.