At the Eden Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery our team often sees clients who have lost a significant amount of weight and whose skin on the upper arms has started to sag.
Sagging of the skin of the upper arms may be due to ageing, particularly if one is untoned. However, sagging skin is not the only problem – many women complain that they have fat deposition their upper arms that will not shift, no matter what they do. These are often referred to as 'tuckshop arms'.
The excess fat and loose skin associated with flabby arms can cause the arms to chafe against the body and can also make wearing some clothes difficult. Many women feel that ‘tuckshop arms’ look unsightly and they can damage a woman’s self-esteem. In addition, they can make women feel consigned to forever wearing long-sleeved tops and dresses. If you are affected by any of these problems, the Eden Institute can help.
People who have lost a lot of weight or had weight loss procedures, such as Gastric Bypass or Bariatric Surgery, often have loose, hanging skin on the arms. Arm Lift Surgery can help to restore confidence to someone who has lost a significant amount of weight, and help them to complete their journey to a new refreshed-looking ‘you’.
In these cases, Dr Edinburg will recommend an Arm Lift, which can help to restore a more youthful streamlined contour to the arms. This procedure may be combined with Tummy Tuck Surgery, or Liposuction.
Depending on the case, Dr Edinburg will make the incision along the inner arm from the armpit to just below the elbow, or along the back of the arm, so the scar is concealed when the arms are beside the body. Sometimes a smaller incision is made in the armpit.
As with all our surgery, this is a highly individual treatment. No two patients ever present with the same arms and the same requirements, so the surgery is never quite the same either. That is why a consultation with Dr Edinburg is so essential. At that time, he will work out with you how best to address your concerns, using the most appropriate options and methods for you.
Arm Lift Surgery will usually take around 2 hours, depending on the extent of surgery required, and whether any other procedures, such as liposuction are required.
Arm Lift Surgery is usually performed as day or overnight surgery.
Yes, Arm Lift Surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic.
Downtime is usually around one week.
The cost of Arm Lift Surgery will depend on the method and extent of surgery but may start from $8000 (surgeon’s fee). We find this type of surgery is highly variable according to each patient’s situation.
Medicare and health fund rebates may apply in cases where there has been significant weight loss, the area causes interference with activities of daily living, and skin folds have caused skin irritation or other conditions.
We will assist you in working out your financial and medical information when you have consulted with Dr Edinburg.
It is important to make sure you are well informed before choosing a plastic surgeon. Specialist plastic surgery qualifications are imperative in the decision-making process, and choosing the right plastic surgeon will help you to feel more relaxed and confident about your impending surgery. It is your body after all.
Dr Edinburg, Medical Director of The Eden Institute, is one of the leading plastic surgeons in Sydney for cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Edinburg is also a specialist hand surgeon and skin cancer surgeon. He has over 20 years of outstanding medical service and achievements, positioning him as a pre-eminent plastic surgeon in both Sydney and Australia. Dr Edinburg is well known for delivering outstanding results for surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body sculpting procedures, skin cancer surgery and skin health treatments.
Dr Edinburg has completed a full fellowship at the Royal Australian College of Surgeons College in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FRACS – Plastic Surgery), which is the only statutory recognised body for training of specialist plastic surgeons in Australia. Click here to find out more about Dr Edinburg’s qualifications and training.
Interested in having Arm Lift Surgery in Sydney? Contact the Eden Institute today for a consultation. We are conveniently located in Baulkham Hills, Chatswood and Richmond in Sydney.
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