Get Rid of Bat Wings With an Arm Lift!
Reporting from 2012 shows that the arm lift procedure may be the fastest growing plastic surgery trend of the last 15 years. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 15,000 women underwent the procedure in 2012, which represents an increase of 4,000 percent since 2000. As more and more women become aware of the procedure, its popularity continues to skyrocket. These are the facts you should know:
It complements many other procedures.
The arm lift is popular among women who have lost a large amount of weight. Whether accomplished by strict diet and exercise, or with the aid of gastric bypass or another weight loss-related surgery, sagging upper arms are a common problem because the skin is permanently stretched out and unable to tighten itself to fit the now smaller arm size. Women who have lost a large amount of weight often elect to have the procedure done in conjunction with other skin-removal surgeries in order to get the best results.
It is an invasive surgical procedure.
During the procedure, an incision will be made from the armpit to the elbow. Recovery time is comparable to other invasive procedures, with most patients requiring seven to ten days of rest following surgery. After that, they are able to slowly resume their regular routine and will be back into their normal rhythm within three to four weeks.
Exercise is encouraged after surgery.
An arm lift tightens and re-contours the arm through the removal of excess fat and skin. It does not affect the muscle in any way, so patients are encouraged to stay active and maintain a healthy fitness regime following their recovery.
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