If you are relatively young and healthy, you may be able to improve your arms with exercise alone. Focus on exercises that build muscle and improve tone in your upper arms. Good options include:
- Yoga Poses
- Chair Dips
- Lateral Arm Raises With Dumbbells
- Arm Circles (Wide and Tight)
- Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extensions
Most of these exercises can be done even if you have no workout equipment at home. Even if exercise alone isn’t enough, adding these exercises to your routine can help improve the muscle tone in your arms in conjunction with cosmetic procedures.
If your skin still retains enough elasticity, eliminating fat may be enough to improve your upper arms. In some cases, weight loss may be enough to eliminate extra fat, but in many cases, healthy people who exercise regularly still have stubborn areas of fat on the body. These areas can be treated with. This procedure involves very small incisions that are hidden from view. After the incision is made, excess fat will be sucked out of the region leaving you slimmer arms, which can make your muscles appear more defined.
Eliminate Sagging Skin
Aging and significant changes in weight can leave many people with sagging skin on the upper arms that can’t be eliminated through exercise and can’t be treated with liposuction. In this case, brachioplasty (also known as an arm lift) may be the best option. This procedure involves making a larger incision than liposuction, but it can drastically improve the appearance of your upper arms. During an arm lift procedure, both excess skin and excess fat will be removed and underlying tissues will be tightened. Although the procedure can leave a visible scar, most patients feel that it is worth the substantial improvement that they see in their upper arms.
If you’d like to learn more about liposuction, brachioplasty, and other ways to improve your appearance, schedule a consultation with Dr. Serure.