Extended Arm Lift
This 33-year-old woman from the McAllen, Texas area presented to my plastic surgery clinic requesting an arm lift after massive weight loss. She had undergone a laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure 2 years before, and had lost over 200 pounds! She was 360 pounds and now weighed 158. Her weight had been stable for the past 6 months. She is 5’5”. Her primary concern was the excess skin and fat that remained around her abdomen, torso, and arms. We first performed a Fleur-de-Lys Abdominoplasty for this patient (See Tummy Tuck and Post-Bariatric photo galleries for more details). One month after her tummy tuck, we performed the extended arm lift as a staged procedure. For this patient, we extended the arm lift excision down the side of her chest to address her concerns from excess skin in this area as well, and performed a modified side body lift. Her post-op arm lift results are now shown 1 year post-op. She has healed beautifully and is very pleased by her scarring. She loves her cosmetic surgery results!