A loss of skin elasticity is just one of the effects of the ageing process – everyone experiences it. This combined with the effects of gravity can cause skin sagginess in key areas. One area where this can be quite significant is the skin of the arm and underarm. This is especially pronounced when significant weight has been lost. The fat decreases but the loose skin remains. This area does not improve much with diet or exercise as this won’t be able to restore skin elasticity.
An upper arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that reduces excess skin and fat in the upper arm and sometimes the underarm area too. At Ethique Plastic Surgery, Dr Andre Safvat performs brachioplasty to help people in and around Sydney get their desired outcome after weight loss.