Fatty arms, hanging skin of the arms and what to do about it.
As a result of aging, weight gain, hormonal decline, sun damage, gravity and other genetic factors, some of us tend to accumulate excessive fat in the under surface of our arms.
Although this condition may be annoying year round, it is especially embarrassing in the summertime when the arms are exposed. Unfortunately, covering up with long sleeve clothing does not conceal fatty arms either because the arms appear larger and unproportionate compared to the rest of the body. In spite of exercise and diet, fatty arms fail to respond to normal measures of proper nutrition and exercise. Even savvy gym rats know that one cannot “spot exercise” arm fat away because the under-arm muscles do not directly communicate with the arm fat above.
After the age of 45, and especially after 50, declining hormonal changes also seem to instigate fat accumulation in the underside of the arms. Since hormonal optimization is such a vast area of exploration and research, please refer to the hormonal optimization section of this website, as it is not covered herein.
Pregnancies, birth control and other genetic factors also play a role in the proportional fat accumulation in the arms.
Can I diet the fat of my arms?
No, you cannot spot diet your arm fat away. It’s also important to remember that when you lose weight, 75 percent of the weight you’re losing is water.
Can I eliminate fat on my arms by exercise alone?
No, you can exercise muscles, but it will have little effect on your excess fat and excess skin.
Since there are three separate areas of the human arm, each area has its own treatment method for effective results. The three different anatomical areas are: 1) Excessive fat 2) Loose, sagging, excessive skin 3) Sun damage, wrinkles, stretch marks.
After arm lift surgery
All scars initially protrude and are visibly pink or red in color but slowly contract, regress, camouflage and fade away.The final appearance of the scar depends on the individual patient’s genetic makeup in regard to scar creation and retraction.
Healing after a brachioplasty can take up to a few weeks, during which time patients are instructed not to exercise or move their arms excessively. Special arm bandages and garments will are provided. The patient will be privileged with lasting results, meaning only one procedure is usually required. In some cases, multiple surgeries can be necessary for optimal results.