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Arm Yourself: When to Consider An Arm Lift

Brachioplasty (Arm Surgery) Falls Church, VA You can lift your kids, lift your spirits, and even be uplifting to certain people in your life, but one thing that you may not have considered is an arm lift or brachioplasty. As a surgical procedure that’s designed to tighten and get rid of excess skin and fat from the upper arms, a brachioplasty is popular for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a closer look at why you may want to consider getting an arm lift.


Look at your mother, your mother’s mother, and even your mother’s sister and ask yourself, “Do they have toned arms?” If your answer is, “no” you and your family certainly are not alone. However, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one of the leading causes of excess fat and skin around the upper arms is genetics. Although doing some extra push-ups and watching what you eat is beneficial, sometimes your genes take over— leaving your arms with little hope and shape.

Loss of Weight

Weight loss— especially extreme weight loss— is an amazing accomplishment that’s worth celebrating (without cake, that is). And although getting on the scale and seeing a low number you never thought you’d see worth bragging about, there are certain negative parts of weight loss that many people don’t talk about— including excess skin. Often, when patients lose a lot of weight at once, their skin has a hard time catching up which makes it look saggy and deflated.

Exercise Doesn’t Work

Due to a lack of testosterone, women, in particular, have a harder time than men building muscle mass in places like their biceps. If you have tried to tone up your upper arms but haven’t been successful, then a brachioplasty may help you get rid of excess skin and fat.

During your initial consultation with our staff at Dominion Plastic Surgery, we will conduct an examination and determine whether or not a brachioplasty is a good surgical fit for you. Schedule your brachioplasty consultation with our Falls Church office today.

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