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How to Get Rid of Flabby Arm Skin

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Do you avoid sleeveless tops because you're self-conscious about loose skin on your arms? If so, you're not alone. Arm laxity is a common concern for many people. Whether due to weight loss, aging, or genetics, sagging arm skin can negatively impact your confidence and limit your wardrobe choices. Thankfully, there are effective solutions. Dr. Rolando Morales at Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, can guide you through options like liposuction, Renuvion®, and arm lift procedures.

What are the leading causes of arm laxity?

Understanding the root causes of arm laxity is crucial for determining the most effective treatment. Multiple factors contribute to the appearance of loose skin on the arms. Let's delve into some of these causes:

  • Aging, which naturally decreases skin elasticity over time
  • Significant weight loss, often leading to excess, sagging skin
  • Genetic predisposition, causing some people to have looser skin naturally

Once we identify the underlying cause, a customized treatment plan can be created to best suit your needs.

Can liposuction help with flabby arms?

Liposuction is a common cosmetic surgery, but it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. It's crucial to evaluate whether this procedure will work for you or if you need a different approach. The effectiveness of liposuction varies based on:

  • Skin elasticity, which helps the skin conform to new contours
  • The presence of moderate arm fat rather than loose skin
  • A preference for a less invasive procedure

It's essential to understand that while liposuction removes fat, it may not significantly improve excessively sagging skin.

How effective is Renuvion for arm tightening?

Renuvion is rising in popularity for its skin-tightening capabilities. Before opting for this treatment, it's important to know what it can and can't do. Renuvion is particularly effective for:

  • Tightening the skin without needing invasive surgery
  • Stimulating collagen production for long-lasting results
  • Offering quicker recovery times compared to surgical options

This treatment is often considered a less invasive alternative to an arm lift, making it a suitable option for many patients.

What does an arm lift involve?

If you're considering an arm lift (brachioplasty), knowing what the procedure entails is essential. An arm lift is a more drastic measure that removes fat and skin. Typically, this procedure is recommended for:

  • Those with a significant amount of loose skin
  • Individuals who have undergone substantial weight loss
  • Patients seeking more dramatic and long-lasting results

Bear in mind that an arm lift comes with a more extended recovery period and may leave scars, so weigh these factors when making your decision.

Get rid of loose arm skin in Houston, TX

If you're struggling with arm laxity, you don't have to go it alone. Multiple treatment options can help you achieve the toned, youthful arms you desire. Whether you're considering liposuction, intrigued by the advancements in Renuvion, or feel that an arm lift is your best bet, Dr. Rolando Morales and the team at Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX are here to guide you through every step of the journey. Schedule a consultation today to explore treatment tailored to your needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.