How Can I Reduce My Saggy Arm Skin?

How Can I Reduce My Saggy Arm Skin?

Date 24 Oct 2023  

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Loose, extra, or sagging skin on the upper arms, specifically between the underarms and elbows, is a very common concern among men and women, in today’s time. It can influence an individual’s life. People with loose, sagging skin beneath their upper arms might hesitate to lift their arms or wave their hands in public. They won’t even feel comfortable wearing half or without-sleeved tops. As a result, their confidence and esteem drops.

Saggy arm skin is not a medical condition requiring treatment. Rather it is a cosmetic issue for which many people seek the right solution. This post focuses on the surgical approach or arm lift surgery in Hyderabad to help reduce saggy arm skin. But before that let’s know the reason behind the occurrence of sagging skin under the upper arms.

What causes saggy arm skin?

Saggy arm skin can be an outcome of:

  • Rapid weight loss with or without bariatric surgery and maintaining a healthy lifestyle; leaving excess skin behind
  • Stubborn fat deposits underneath the upper arms
  • Aging leads to increased skin laxity, changes in skin elasticity, and hormonal imbalances like a lack of testosterone
  • Genetics
  • Lymphedema (swelling caused by affecting the lymphatic system).

How can I reduce my saggy arm skin?

Various arm exercises can help reduce sagging arm skin and tone the arm muscles. Swimming is a low-impact arm exercise that can help tone the skin beneath the upper arms when done regularly. Pilates or specific yoga movements for arms are also very gentle but effective ways to tone arm muscles. Press-ups are high-impact exercises that can help develop more muscles along the length of the upper arm when done daily, thereby reducing the sagging skin. Another arm exercise worth trying out is chair dips.

Besides daily arm exercises, people with saggy arm skin should also take a proper diet and keep their body well-hydrated to make it easier to loosen fat deposits in their arms.

For people having fat pockets in the upper arms that won’t budge even with a dedicated diet and proper exercise regime, fixing saggy arm skin is possible by defeating the arm fat with different non-surgical techniques. The other option is microneedling with radiofrequency energy to address skin laxity of the arms. It works to create multiple micro-injuries in the skin with the transfer of radiofrequency that together help tighten loose skin. However, none of these options are very effective.    

Arm Lift Surgery or Brachioplasty in Hyderabad or is an ideal long-lasting option to consider when it fails to reduce and tone loose or saggy arm skin through diet and exercises.  

What is Brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty or Arm Lift is a cosmetic surgery designed to help improve definition and tone in upper arms by:

  • Removing extra skin
  • Reducing excess fat pockets
  • Tightening supportive tissues
  • Smoothing over the remaining skin.

Benefits of Brachioplasty

  • Removal of enormous amount of extra fat and skin between armpit and elbow
  • Trimmer and better tones the appearance of the upper arm
  • Altered shape of upper arms; smoother arm contours and skin
  • Scars are not unsightly
  • Upper arms get proportionate to the rest of the body
  • Boost in confidence
  • People feel comfortable wearing sleeveless/ half-sleeve tops, form-fitting tops, and swimsuits.

One can opt for Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) for their toning saggy or loose arm skin at Eternelle Aesthetics.

Am I the right candidate for Brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty is meant for

  • People who have loose skin in their upper arms
  • Individuals who have stable, healthy body weight, meaning there is no likeliness of significant weight gain or loss
  • People who accept to get an arm lift scar, typically running along the lower part of the upper arm
  • Healthy individuals who are not suffering from any medical conditions that increase the risk of surgical complications
  • Non-smokers.

What to expect during Brachioplasty?

If Brachioplasty is suitable for you, here’s what to expect from this procedure:

  1. Firstly, you will receive general or local anaesthesia to ensure your surgery is comfortable throughout. General anaesthesia will block sensation and put you to sleep whereas local anaesthesia will only numb your arms. The anesthesiologist will provide you with the right anaesthesia option.
  2. The plastic surgeon makes an incision on the inside or back of the upper arm. The size of the incision will depend upon how extensive the surgery is.
  3. Through the incision, the surgeon excises extra, sagging skin and may use a liposuction technique to get rid of stubborn arm fat.
  4. After it's done, the surgeon uses sutures to tighten the supportive tissues of the arm.
  5. The surgery is complete after the surgeon closes the incision using stitches and even bandages the arm with sterile gauze to reduce any risk of infection post-operation. 
  6. The sterile bandages protect the incision while it heals. Tiny drainage tubes may be placed in the incision site to remove extra fluids or blood. 

Arm Lift Surgery Cost in Hyderabad, is provided at a very reasonable price at Eternelle Aesthetics. One can get in touch with the plastic surgeons at the clinic to get more details on this surgery and its cost.

Results and Recovery

Immediately after the surgery, the patient can notice changes in the shape and tone of their upper arms. The results last for as long as the patient maintains a stable body weight. There is swelling and bruising which subsides in a few weeks. The surgical scars fade out but do not completely disappear over time. There may be some recurrent loosening of arms skin and natural sagging due to ageing.  

Arm lift surgery recovery takes around a week and includes:

  • Changing of bandages
  • Keeping arms elevated at a 45-degree angle on pillows to reduce swelling
  • Getting adequate rest and eating a healthy diet, which encourages healing
  • Wearing a compression garment or snug-fitting sleeve for several weeks to reduce swelling
  • Avoiding heavy weight lifting or strenuous exercises for a recovery period, approximately 6 weeks.

Bid goodbye to your Saggy Arm Skin with Saggy Skin Tightening Treatment in Hyderabad at Eternelle Aesthetics Clinic

Don’t feel conscious of your saggy arm skin, choose the top-rated plastic surgeon at Eternelle Aesthetics Clinic for Saggy Skin Treatment in Hyderabad and feel self-assured and confident. If curious to know or go ahead with non-surgical or surgical options to reduce saggy arm skin, get in touch with a team of specialists at Eternelle Aesthetics clinic. Schedule your consultation today.