Arm Lifts can Really Help after Major Weight Loss

June 10, 2014 Joshua M Cooper

This week, for the first time in over 25 years, one of my patients was able to wear a sleeveless shirt!  She is very excited.  Thanks to the arm lift (brachioplatsy) that she had, she no longer feels self-conscious about her arms!
After losing weight after a gastric bypass operation, she was left with a lot of excess skin of her upper arms.  She was tired of feeling so embarrassed when she wore short sleeve shirts outside her home, and she also wanted to fit more comfortably into her clothes.
The brachioplasty (arm lift) operation removed the excess upper arm skin that she had.  It took about 3 hours, and her recovery involved minimal pain.  She had some swelling of her arms for about a month, but now, just over two months out from her procedure, she has minimal swelling.
Body contouring procedures, such as arm lifts, can really change the way patients look and feel after major weight loss from bariatric surgery!

To learn more about body contouring surgery, visit, or call 206 729-2248 for a free consultation at our Seattle plastic surgery clinic located by University Village. 


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