Flabby arms are a common problem faced by many individuals, especially after rapid weight loss. With advancements in cosmetic medicine and the availability of various options to achieve toned arms without sagging, many people opt for laser arm lift surgery. It is considered safer and effective in providing quick results without the need for surgical procedures.
In this article, let's learn more about laser arm lift surgery, how it is done, who is eligible for it, and the important post-operative tips to help maintain the results for as long as possible.
Flabbiness of the Arms
Before discussing laser arm lift surgery, let's first talk about flabby arms and their causes. Flabby arms are a condition characterized by the appearance of sagging in the arm area, a loss of skin elasticity, and a lack of firmness in this region. The main causes of flabby arms include:
Aging: As the skin ages, it loses its elasticity and vitality, leading to flabby arms.
Genetic Factors: Genetic factors play a significant role in the development of skin sagging, especially in the arm area, as individuals may have a genetic predisposition to skin elasticity loss.
Lack of Exercise: Regular exercise helps in toning the body, and a lack of exercise can contribute to the appearance of flabbiness.
Hormonal Changes: Hormonal changes in the body, such as during pregnancy and childbirth, are major contributors to skin sagging.
Excess Fat and Weight Gain: Overeating can lead to obesity, which in turn can cause skin sagging.
Weight Loss: Rapid weight loss can also result in sagging skin in various body areas.
Types and Grades of Arm Flabbiness
There are several types of arm flabbiness, each with its own appearance and treatment method. Arm flabbiness can be classified based on the type of tissue that causes the sagging:
Flabbiness due to fat accumulation.
Flabbiness due to loss of skin elasticity.
Each type has three grades based on the location and severity of the sagging:
There are also cases where the sagging involves both loose skin and fat accumulation. To determine the type and grade of your flabbiness and the best approach to address it, book an appointment with Dr. Mohamed El-Ghalban, a specialist in cosmetic surgery and body contouring, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a member of the Egyptian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Laser Arm Lift Surgery
Laser arm lift surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves directing laser beams at the arms using specific frequencies. In cases where there is excess fat accumulation, the laser device can be used to melt and suction the fat. Additionally, the laser stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which tightens the skin and gives it a more youthful appearance.
Laser arm lift surgery does not require general anesthesia and typically takes between 30 to 90 minutes. Improvement can be seen immediately after the session, although some cases may require multiple sessions.
Candidates for Laser Arm Lift Surgery
Laser arm lift surgery is an ideal option for individuals with mild to moderate sagging. In most cases, it provides positive results. However, there are certain cases where laser intervention for arm lift is not recommended, including:
Individuals with skin infections or skin cancer.
Those with severe skin sagging are better suited for surgical intervention.
Individuals using certain medications, such as acne medications that may interfere with laser technology.
Advantages of Laser Skin Tightening
You may have heard a lot about laser skin tightening procedures. So, what are the key advantages that make this procedure the best? Let us mention the most prominent advantages:
Non-surgical procedure: It does not require any surgical intervention on the skin.
Shorter recovery period, less pain, and fewer potential complications.
Improvement of sagging skin by stimulating the production of natural collagen.
The effect of laser arm tightening is fast, with visible improvement in the appearance of the skin after the initial sessions.
Laser skin tightening can be safely used on various body areas, including the face, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, and other areas experiencing skin laxity.
All of these advantages make laser skin tightening one of the most important techniques used at Dr. Mohamed El-Ghalban's center to achieve maximum benefit and satisfactory results for this type of cosmetic procedure.
Important Tips After Laser Arm Lift Surgery
There are some instructions that should be followed to achieve the best results from laser arm lift surgery:
Do not use any types of exfoliants or skin creams on the skin before undergoing laser arm lift surgery.
Take the medications prescribed by the doctor on time.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
Wear loose-fitting clothing on the arms.
Maintain a healthy diet and get enough sleep.
Avoid lifting heavy objects.
Drink plenty of water.
Undergoing cosmetic surgeries requires significant surgical expertise and high skills to achieve the desired results. Therefore, when considering any surgical procedure, it is important to ensure the reputation, fame, and previous experiences of the doctor. If you are looking for a truly exceptional doctor, Dr. Mohamed El-Ghalban, a specialist in cosmetic surgery and body contouring, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a member of the Egyptian Society of Plastic Surgeons, is one of the best doctors you can rely on for their expertise. Contact us now to book your appointment, evaluate the condition of your arms, and determine the optimal technique to get rid of this annoying sagging. Contact us now.
The cost of laser arm lift surgery varies depending on the amount of accumulated fat and sagging skin, but generally ranges from 20,000 to 40,000 Egyptian pounds.
The results of arm tightening exercises may take a long time to appear and may not be satisfactory for many individuals. Therefore, many people opt for laser arm lift surgery as a more effective alternative, as its results are guaranteed and it does not have serious side effects.