As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and this causes our skin to become lax, or “sagging”. Sagging skin is not just partial to the face and stomach, but can also be found on the upper portion of the arm. Another reason for excess, upper arm skin is sudden or dramatic weight loss. Bariatric procedures such as Gastric bypass or Lap Band procedures cause massive weight loss, which in turn causes the once stretched skin to retract and hang from the arm. At our Little Rock, Arkansas practice, Dr. Suzanne Yee performs Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) procedures to remove excess skin caused by aging or massive weight loss.
During the Consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Yee at her Little Rock, Arkansas practice, you will express your desired outcome and discuss available options. Dr. Yee is very honest during consultations, and will always suggest the most beneficial option to your unique situation. Dr. Yee will also show you photographs of patients before and after arm lift procedures to help you visualize your own outcome.
Arm Lift Surgery Options
At our Little Rock, Arkansas office, arm lift procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. The procedures usually takes about 3 hours, depending on procedure details decided during the consultation. Dr. Yee will either make the incision vertically or horizontally, which ever will yield the best results. After the incision is made, the excess skin is pulled and cut, and Dr. Yee will then close the incision with dissolvable sutures and/or staples.
Arm Lift Surgery with Liposuction
Dr. Yee will often combine arm lift surgery with laser assisted liposuction to give you a smooth, even end result. After the incision is made, a liposuction canula is inserted to remove fatty deposits accumulated in the upper arm. Upon removing the fat, Dr. Yee will then cut away the excess skin and close the incision. As with all of her procedures, Dr. Yee makes the most minimal incisions and takes every possible measure to prevent visible scarring.
What to Expect Following Surgery
Most patients experience minimal discomfort following arm lift surgery. Patients who undergo arm lift procedures return to the office the following day for a post operative appointment, then return upon Dr. Yee’s request. Most patients are required to wear a compression garment for 6 weeks, or until Dr. Yee gives other directions. Patients usually return to normal activities in 3 to 7 days, and resume exercise in two weeks.
Dr. Suzanne Yee and her staff treat many patients from outside the Little Rock, Arkansas area. For more information on the services we offer, contact our offices today.
Love Dr. Yee! She is very caring and patient, and she answered any questions I had. She has a very knowledgeable and friendly staff as well. Highly recommend her. Best of the best!Andy A.