If you avoid wearing sleeveless shirts and strapless dresses because you’re embarrassed by your flabby arms, a brachioplasty with Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar may be exactly what you need.
Many men and women find that their arms are impossible to sculpt. No matter how much time they spend at the gym, an unsightly layer of flab and loose skin remains. When this occurs, a Houston arm lift with Dr. Sukkar can eliminate unwanted volume in this area, revealing the toned and athletic arms you’ve been working so hard to achieve.
To be considered an ideal candidate for an arm lift, you’ll need to be close to your ideal weight. Additionally, it’s important that your weight is stable, as any additional weight gain or loss will have an impact on your results. You should also be a non-smoker, in good general health and without any serious health conditions that could put you at a heightened risk during surgery.
Your arm lift with Dr. Sukkar will be performed under general anesthesia, which means you’ll be completely asleep and comfortable throughout your surgery.
From there, he will remove the excess skin that’s giving your arms a full and unfit appearance, artistically creating the sculpted and toned look you deserve. If you also possess stubborn pockets of fat in the area, Dr. Sukkar may perform gentle liposuction to permanently eliminate the excess volume. Once your impeccable arms have been created, Dr. Sukkar will close the incisions, trim away any excess skin and apply bandages and drains to ensure an optimal healing process.
Once the anesthesia has worn off, Dr. Sukkar will send you home to begin the recovery period. In most cases, Dr. Sukkar will create an incision inside the armpit, extending down to the elbow. However, if you only possess a small amount of excess skin, he may only make a very small incision hidden within the armpit.
After your arm lift, you’ll want to take at least two to three weeks off from work to give your body an opportunity to heal properly. During this time, it’s entirely normal to experience pain, swelling and soreness – all of which can be managed with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Sukkar.
After about one week, you will need to return to Dr. Sukkar’s Houston office so he can remove your sutures, drains and bandages, evaluate your progress and answer any questions you may have. Although you should avoid physical activity and strenuous exercise as you recover, you’ll be encouraged to take light walks around the house to stimulate healing. In general, you’ll be able to resume more strenuous activities like heavy lifting and running in about six weeks.
If you're ready to learn more about brachioplasty Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sukkar invites you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Clear Lake office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.
From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.