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What to do when you have excessive skin on your arms?

Consider an Arm Lift

For many people it doesn’t seem to matter how many triceps exercises we do or how nearly we reach our “ideal” weight, the flesh of the upper arms is one of those places that can defy the benefits of diet and exercise. All we must do to see our upper arms sag is just get older. Yes, weight loss or sun damage can contribute to the loosening of the skin, as can smoking and unhealthy eating, but even the natural loss of fat from under the skin in our 40s and 50s is very often enough to start the sag. An arm lift is usually the best route to go short term and long term and can be combined with other treatments and topical skin care. Of course, SPF30 is a non-negotiable at any time. This will prevent further sun damage. Visit

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The result is loose tissue that can flap and is often referred to as “Bat Wings”. It is noticeable mostly when we wave or move our arms, and sometimes a crepe-like texture on the skin of the inner arms. In addition to calling attention to itself, this look can contribute to a droopier overall appearance of the upper body and make you look much older than you are.
If you lived in the south for most of your life, the sun has done some damage, whether you asked for it or not!

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Stop Sagging Skin On Your Arms Now!

Thin women are often prone to loose skin on their arms, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Finger if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
In an upper arm lift, Dr. Finger reshapes the upper arm by tightening loose skin and removing pockets of fat that may have collected beneath the skin. The length, location, and shape of incision that is used depend on each person’s individual situation, however, if you choose Dr. Finger, scarring will be the least of your worries. With expert
technique and the proper suture, all that should be left is a fine scar that is minimal in comparison to the loose saggy skin prior to the arm lift.


When Can I See Results? 

Results are visible almost immediately, although swelling does not subside for several days and the healing is always a process. Best Results are seen 6-12 months after the procedure.

A compression sleeve or elastic bandage is required as part of the post-operative care to keep swelling to a minimum and help speed the new contour that results. Dr. Finger can use ThermiTight during the procedure for even better results. Ask us about all Skin Tightening Procedures available at Finger and Associates and New Youth Medical Spa, as well as Savannah Anti-Aging & Rejuvenation Center.

Putting summer outfits and tank tops from the back to the front of the closet is just one of the outcomes reported after an arm lift. Women report feeling more confident and outgoing, willing to socialize more.  Short sleeves are no longer avoided and going to the beach is no longer an issue.  The slight adjustments we make as we go when we don’t feel confident of our appearance may go unnoticed, but they add up. So, when we begin to feel better about how we look, the difference can be noticeable to everyone around you.

An Expert Opinion

In some cases, ThermiSmooth and ThermiTight radiofrequency treatments may allow for subtle improvement. Liposuction too can be part of the answer, and it sometimes is used in conjunction with an arm lift when the patient has extra fat. Because there are a variety of surgical and non-surgical answers to the loose tissue on the upper arms, your options depend on your own unique situation. To assess your needs and to frame those options for your informed choice, a talk with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is the right start. Contact us at 912-354-4411 to schedule a complimentary consult

About the Founder - Expert Answers E. Ronald Finger, MD Expert Answers

E. Ronald Finger, MD

Dr. E. Ronald Finger was born in Marion, South Carolina. His father was a general surgeon and following the Second World War built his own hospital, which enabled Dr. Finger to begin assisting surgery at age 14. He is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, did his internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and four years of general surgery residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He then entered the U.S. Air Force, at which time he completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the height of the Vietnam conflict, which yielded vast experience towards some of the techniques utilized today.
Dr. Finger began practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Savannah in 1973 and shortly thereafter built the first outpatient plastic surgery operative center in Georgia. Our surgical facility is accredited by AAAASF and licensed as an Ambulatory Surgery Center by the State of Georgia.


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