Regardless of how often you exercise to strengthen the biceps, a hanging or “baggy” look in the upper arms may persist without improvement. This is often caused by reduced skin tone due to weight fluctuation, getting older, or genetic predisposition. With that in mind, a drooping arm shape may be unaffected by working out and living a healthy lifestyle. If dieting and exercise aren’t providing the sculpted and toned results you’re looking for, board-certified plastic surgeon David Bottger, MD offers long-term solutions to circumferentially repair the arm tissues and restore a slimmer and more defined look:
- Arm Lift: Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, can treat excess skin and loose musculature causing a hanging appearance. The procedure is designed to tighten the underlying supportive tissues of the arms, as well as the overlying skin, to provide a firmer and more contoured arm shape.
- Liposuction: If localized fat in the upper arms is your only concern, liposuction can be a simple and predictable technique to remove fatty tissue, smooth bulges, and slim the arms. Since liposuction alone is only effective if patients have minimal skin laxity, those who experience loose, inelastic skin in addition to excess fat may also require an arm lift to achieve comprehensive results.
Some patients achieve the most improvement by combining both procedures into one treatment plan, thereby allowing all-encompassing rejuvenation of their upper arms. With the long-lasting results provided by each surgery, many patients are able to feel more confident in swimsuits and sleeveless clothing for decades.
Dr. David Bottger can help you achieve a more sculpted arm shape with the many body contouring options available at our Philadelphia practice. Don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bottger and learn which procedures would best treat your cosmetic concerns.