Dr. Virden performs an arm lift for Reno and Tahoe/Truckee patients who want to tighten the loose skin in the upper arm (also known as "bat wings"). Loose, excess skin is very common in patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight and in older patients who have lost elasticity in their skin. Removing this excess skin is known as brachioplasty.
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The method of surgery is not complicated; the excess skin is marked and then removed. The incision is placed on the inner surface of the arm. In some cases, fat is suctioned out through liposuction at the same time. The operation is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden has the credentials you can trust and the experience you need for the results you want.
The recovery period is approximately 1 to 2 weeks. Most people are back to work within 1 week.
Not everybody with loose skin is a candidate for brachioplasty in Reno or Tahoe/Truckee. Some patients benefit solely from liposuction. Dr. Virden will be able to tell you which method is best.