In the last decade, weight loss surgical procedures have grown in popularity with many women seeking out options of weight loss surgery as phenomenal numbers. If you are a woman who has lost weight, and you are now facing the reality of excess skin, the natural step that you may be considering next is the removal of that excess skin, or cosmetic lifting surgery, to finalize your total new look.
Brachioplasty surgery is one of these most cost effective surgeries sought after following a weight loss. As a procedure that is commonly referred to as an “arm lift”, many weight loss patients consider this procedure first before undergoing more invasive skin removal and lift surgeries to the hips, thighs and stomach. With brachioplasty surgery, recovery is relatively easy with the right surgeon and recovery plan.
When considering brachioplasty surgery, one of the first things you will want to address with your surgeon is the impact of continued weight loss or weight gain and how that may adversely impact the way your arms look. For most brachioplasty procedures, you will still need to engage in regular fitness and toning exercises to ensure your arms are toned and appear as you want them to appear. Brachioplasty, after weight loss, however, is the first step in getting that toned look back to your arms.
In addition to weight loss and weight gain, another factor to address with your surgeon is the issue of recovery time. Because brachioplasty is a relatively minor procedure, most weight loss cosmetic surgery patients find they can recover and perform normal activities within a few weeks. If you have large amounts of skin to be removed and tightened, then your recovery time may be longer.
Even when considering weight loss surgery, it is important to consider the long term health implications after your weight is gone including the need for surgeries like brachioplasty surgery. When considering your options, be sure to meet with a cosmetic surgeon about the brachioplasty surgery and understand fully what you can expect for your weight fluctuations and how much fitness and exercise you can do, and how soon, after the surgery is complete. In doing so, you can ensure that your expectations for your weight loss, and your physical appearance, are realistic while also strategically planning your long term health is protected. Prior to engaging in any other type of surgery, your arm surgery may be the best option to consider first.
Sources: Journal of Cosmetic Surgery Sciences, vol. 3, 56- 79.