It’s no secret that the body’s natural aging process can take a toll on our bodies. Over time, many women are left with loose or sagging skin on the arms. The arm lift procedure is becoming increasingly common among women, as it works to remove this excess skin and fat from the arms and restore a more appealing contour. Read on to take a closer look at the arm lift procedure.
An arm lift is medically known as brachioplasty. It refers to getting rid of excess fat and skin around the upper arms. Sagging arms may be a result of constant weight fluctuations, heredity or age-related factors.
When Should You Go for an Arm Lift?
The back of your arms sag and hang loose and make you look older and bigger than you are.
You have excessive fat accumulation around the upper arms.
Exercising does not help make the back of your arms tighter and firmer.
You have trouble finding clothes that fit you because of your sagging upper arms.
How is an Arm Lift Procedure Performed?
Liposuction – It is a process by which excess fat is sucked out of the body through small incisions made in the skin. For an arm lift, incisions are made in the area between the armpit and the elbow. The skin is sutured back into place after the liposuction is complete.
Skin tucking – This refers to the process of cutting away excess skin from the body to correct sagging. In an arm lift, skin from the back of the upper arm may be trimmed if there is too much loose skin after a liposuction procedure has been performed. Scarring depends on the amount of skin that is cut away from the area.
Interested in Learning More About Arm Lifts? Contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla
For more information about arm lifts or any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla. We are located in West Orange and Jersey City and can be reached directly at 973.324.9455 and 201.763.6764. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Body contouring procedures involve sculpting a person’s body to meet their desire of having a pleasing appearance. To achieve this, plastic surgeons implement several techniques and surgeries to get the needed effect. Through these procedures, plastic surgeons give patients the appearance they always dreamed of. Patients eventually end up receiving a serious boost to their self-esteem and gain a lot of confidence that helps them take on future challenges.
Body contouring covers several areas of the body with the intention of enhancing the way they look. Each procedure serves a specific purpose. One particular procedure can be used to remove excess fat while another can be used to improve the positioning of a particular body part.
Body Contouring Options
Here is a list of some of the most popular body contouring procedures:
Tummy tuck: A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, sculpts and shapes the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat bulges and sagging skin. This procedure is particularly effective with patients who have lax skin as a result of significant weight fluctuation, such as women post-pregnancy, and patients who have lost a large amount of weight.
Liposuction: This is a very popular body contouring procedure that involves the removal of stubborn or excess fat from the body. It is a simple surgery carried out using local anesthesia. The plastic surgeon makes small incisions in the fatty areas and inserts small tubes that suck out the stubborn fat. There are different methods of liposuction, but they all primarily involve sucking out the fat.
Breast augmentation: A lot of women are concerned about the appearance of their breasts. They either feel their breasts are too droopy or too small. In order to provide them with the desired size and appearance, plastic surgeons perform a procedure known as breast augmentation. It basically involves using surgical techniques to increase size and improve the position of the breasts to create a fuller appearance.
Interested in Learning More About Body Contouring Procedures? Contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla.
If you’d like more information about body contouring, take the first step – contact us today with any questions you may have. To schedule your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla, call our West Orange office at 973-324-9455 or our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We look forward to hearing from you.
Weight loss…who hasn’t struggled with it at some point in life? Whether you struggled with your weight as a child or were blessed with an other-worldly metabolism until you weren’t, we’ve all had the specter of those extra ten or fifteen pounds cast a long shadow in our lives. Most clients who come into my office looking for a medical solution to their weight issues have earnestly tried all kinds of diets and exercise regimens. Frankly, sometimes diet and exercise just cannot get the job done. Just like you can’t choose your family, you can’t choose your genes. For those clients I offer an array of options including abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck as it is more commonly known, and liposuction. Now I am happy to introduce a new procedure called Lipotherme.
Lipotherme, or Laser Lipo, is a revolutionary and minimally invasive procedure for the removal of fat using the high-powered Lipotherme™ laser to sculpt your body. In addition to removing unwanted fat, the laser’s thermal effect actually causes the skin to tighten, resulting in firmer, smoother skin in the treated area. Although Lipotherme cannot completely replace traditional liposuction, it is a promising alternative for many clients looking to remove relatively small pockets of fat. Lipotherme requires only a local anesthetic and involves virtually no downtime for recovery.
Yes you read correctly, no downtime! Most patients resume normal activities the day after their procedure, however, it is recommended you wait several days before resuming strenuous activity such as exercising. So how does this procedure work? Though it sounds like magic, it is science.
To perform this procedure, I first administer a mild numbing agent to the targeted zone. Then a small metal tube called a cannula is inserted under the skin and a tiny laser beam is fired as I move the cannula back and forth. As the laser warms the fat cells, it creates a thermal effect. Fat cells, which are highly receptive to thermal energy, are liquefied. Next I will aspirate (suction) the liquefied fat cells away. And voila, you are finished! Click here if you would like to see before and after pictures.
This non-invasive procedure can be used to target a large number of areas:
• Abdomen • Knees
• Arms (back of arms) • Ankles
• Waist (love handles) • Back (bra line)
• Thighs (inner and outer) • Hips (saddle bags)
• Face (chin and cheeks)
If you would like more information or pictures of Lipotherme please refer to the Lipotherme page on our website. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation or to ask any additional questions you may have.