The virtually scarless arm lift is an innovative technique that addresses sagging skin in the upper arms or batwings without creating any visible surgical scars. Leading plastic surgeons perform scarless arm lift in NYC using the advanced, FDA approved BodyTite liposuction device. For the right candidate, the procedure can provide slim, toned, and sculpted arms. This is an ideal option when even stringent diets and strenuous workouts cannot address saggy upper arms, which are usually the result of factors such as excessive weight loss, heredity and aging.
BodyTite uses RFAL (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) technology which liquefies subcutaneous fat, coagulates the blood vessels and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues intact. The procedure requires only local anesthesia and can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. It involves minimal pain and downtime. This is a “gap” procedure for many patients who may be turned away for liposuction alone but are not severe enough for the traditional brachioplasty operation.
The surgeon will first mark the area to be treated. A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the site. Once the area is numb, a small incision will be made to insert the BodyTite hand piece and radiofrequency energy delivered to emulsify (“melt”) the fat. Once the fat is liquefied, it will be gently suctioned away. The procedure also encourages collagen production, providing great skin tightening effects. While traditional arm lift surgery leaves scars, this innovative radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technique does not. BodyTite improves sagging, wrinkled skin with less downtime and long-lasting, attractive results.
The distinct benefits of the BodyTite arm lift procedure are:
- Well-shaped arms – without invasive surgery and scars
- Controlled and focused energy delivery
- Careful monitoring of skin temperature
- Coagulation of blood vessels to minimize bleeding
- Less patient downtime
- Fewer risks and complications
- Minimal post-operative discomfort and bruising
- Reduced pain and swelling
- Reduced tissue trauma
- Up to 40% skin contraction
- Rapid recovery and faster healing
The ideal candidate for scarless arm lift surgery is a person with moderate amounts of fatty tissue, loose skin in the upper inner arm area due to aging, heredity or weight loss.
The actual recovery time can vary among patients depending on the comprehensiveness of the procedure – the amount of fat removed and the extent of the area treated. Most patients are able to get back to routine activity without experiencing any risks or complications within 48 hours. Light activities can be resumed immediately and normal activities in a few days time. However, arm exercises should be delayed for at least 6-8 weeks.
If you are considering a virtually scarless arm lift, then do your research well and choose a surgeon who has extensive experience in performing this procedure. After confirming your candidature for the treatment, a reliable surgeon will explain the procedure to you, including its risks and the benefits. You will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for the procedure as well as about recovery. With a surgeon who is trained and skilled in performing BodyTite virtually scarless arm lift, you can expect beautiful sculpted arms, though following a healthy lifestyle would be necessary to maintain long-lasting results.