By Michael Sundine, MD
Aging skin often sags and wrinkles. This is due in part to the natural loss of elasticity your skin experiences as a result of aging. The loss of elasticity affects some more than others, and it can be a particular problem in the underarm, where sagging creates the appearance of a “bat wing.” If you are concerned about unwanted excess skin under the arms, you may be the right candidate for a brachioplasty. The brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin in order to create a slimmer profile for the arms. The procedure is performed with local or general anesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortable. During the procedure, incisions are made in discreet areas behind or underneath the arm in order to remove excess skin. The incisions are closed with sutures, leaving the profile of the arm slimmer and more youthful. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Michael Sundine to learn more about the brachioplasty. Contact us at our office in [fourthly_city] to schedule a personal consultation.