Flabby arms can develop in people of all shapes and sizes, including those who are otherwise thin. That’s because skin tone and elasticity are naturally lost over time as part of the aging process, causing the skin to become crepey and droop. Furthermore, because the body tends to accumulate fat in the upper arms (the extent to which is largely genetically determined), a dramatic weight loss can result in a significant amount of residual excess skin in that area. The effects of overstretched, flapping skin can be particularly apparent in the upper arms, sometimes creating the appearance of “batwing arms.” If your flabby arms have not responded well to targeted toning exercises, Dr. Daniel Greenwald at Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, can help you determine if surgical treatment is a good option for you.

In cases of moderate to severe skin laxity, flabby arms can be addressed through a surgical procedure known as brachioplasty, or an arm lift. At a surgery center in Tampa, FL, Dr. Greenwald can perform an arm lift to improve the appearance of flabby arms by:

  • Eliminating excess skin
  • Tightening and toning sagging upper arms
  • Enhancing the contours of the upper arms
  • Reducing excess arm fat, if performed in conjunction with arm liposuction

Board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and continually recognized as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council, Dr. Greenwald is an experienced and well-respected plastic surgeon who emphasizes a customized approach to patient care. As part of this philosophy, Dr. Greenwald works closely with his patients to help them understand exactly what arm lift surgery can and cannot do for flabby arms. When discussing your specific surgical goals, Dr. Greenwald can utilize his extensive arm lift before and after photo gallery to illustrate the results achieved by real-life patients of Bayshore Plastic Surgery.

If you’d like to consult with Dr. Greenwald about a possible arm lift procedure to address flabby arms, he’ll be pleased to meet with you at his office in Tampa, Florida. Call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment.