Lost a lot of weight? Cosmetic surgery can help tighten “bat wing” arms

If you have recently lost a great deal of weight, congratulations! It takes an enormous amount of hard work and will power to make such a major lifestyle change. Now is the time to enjoy your new body, finally buying clothes you love in much smaller sizes than you could ever dream of fitting into before. However, many people who have undergone extreme weight loss are disappointed to find that they have a great deal of excess skin still keeping them from their dream body. 

The American Society of Plastic Surgery's (ASPS's) public education committee chair David Reath, M.D., explains to The Huffington Post that after losing a lot of weight, a person's skin is like a rubber band that has lost its elasticity. No matter how hard you work out or how much weight you lose, the tissue is just not able to snap back into place. 

"The increase that we're seeing in arm lifts … is because we're seeing an increased number of patients who've had a significant weight loss, whether it's through diet and exercise or weight reduction surgery," Reath tells HuffPo. "We see areas of the body where, after the weight has been lost, there's a tremendous amount of excess skin. And that's where the arm lift has its greatest application." 

Even new mothers who have recently lost baby weight may want to consider getting an arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, as part of a Miami Mommy Makeover

If you are interested in getting South Florida cosmetic surgery, contact Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery. Christopher Craft, M.D., can help you determine which procedures are right for you. Call today! 

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