Do You Want to Tighten and Rejuvenate Your Arms?

Many women experience changes in the skin on their upper arms as the years pass. The skin loses elasticity and can loosen and sag, causing the undersides of the upper arms to droop. Saggy upper arms can be the result of losing a dramatic amount of weight and need correction. During an arm lift, Dr. Shah removes excess skin and fat and smooths out the skin. An arm lift may be a suitable option for you if you:

  • Have lost a large amount of weight and would like to tighten your upper arms
  • You live a healthy lifestyle, but your upper arms do not respond to exercise or diet
  • Are at a healthy and relatively stable weight

What Should I Know About the Procedure?

Before your arm lift, you will meet with Dr. Shah to discuss your expectations and aesthetic goals. He will ask you questions regarding your medical history and your general lifestyle to ensure that an arm lift is appropriate for you. Your safety, confidence, and comfort are important to Dr. Shah, and he will care for you at every step of your journey.

The first step of the arm lift itself is anesthesia. General anesthesia or oral sedation with local anesthesia will be administered. Next, Dr. Shah will make incisions on the inside or back of your arm. He will tighten your underlying supportive tissue and smooth your skin over the new contours of your arm, removing the excess skin.

He may use liposuction to remove fat. Finally, he will close the incisions with meticulously applied sutures to minimize scarring. You will then use a compression garment to help reduce the degree of swelling after surgery. Dr. Shah is a very experienced plastic surgeon, and he will tailor your procedure to achieve the most attractive results for you.

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Is the Recovery Long?

Dr. Shah will provide you with full instructions on postsurgical care and will see you for several follow-up appointments. You should expect to experience some swelling or bruising in the days following your procedure. This is normal and will gradually subside. Any pain should be easy to manage with prescription pain medication for the first few days.

Most patients go back to work after a week or two, and you will need to wait 10 days before driving. You should avoid strenuous exercise or activities that will raise your blood pressure for the first two weeks. Walking is the best and safest form of exercise during this time, and it will help your body recover more quickly.

When Will I See My Results?

Your arms will be smoother, firmer, and tighter as soon as any swelling or bruising fades. The results will last many years if you maintain a relatively stable weight and live a healthy lifestyle. Of course, your skin continues to age. In most cases, a single procedure will yield beautiful results that last a lifetime.

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An Arm Lift with Dr. Shah’s Expertise for Superior Results

Dr. Shah is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. Widely recognized as the leading plastic surgeon in the Springfield, Missouri area, Dr. Shah is known for his refined and elegant results. Dr. Shah is trained in the most advanced surgical techniques and is passionate about helping his patients live a happier, more confident life.

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