Afraid to Go Sleeveless?

  • Posted on: Jul 30 2020
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Our Utah summers are short on humidity, but they’re not short on heat. You can call 101 degrees a dry heat, but let’s see how your sweat glands see it. That said, we all cut down on the coverage of our clothing when we’re out hiking or out at a friend’s house for a patio BBQ.

Question is — when you’re choosing what to wear, do you tend to choose sleeves because you’re not all that excited about your loose upper arms?

That’s a crime against fashion! Sleeveless styles are as much a part of summer as July 4th! So, instead of covering up your loose, swaying upper arms, why not come in and have Dr. Saltz tighten up those upper arms with an arm lift?

What happened to my upper arms?

The skin is the body’s largest organ and it is exposed every day to damage from the environment and the unending pull of gravity. The result? Every inch of your skin sags and loosens as we age. This is especially evident on your upper arms. Sagging, loose skin, whether simply a result of typical aging or due to major weight loss, is on display every time you move your arms. Unfortunately, no matter how many triceps exercises you do, that skin won’t tighten back up. It has lost some of its elasticity.

That’s where Dr. Saltz comes in.

Who should get an arm lift?

If your loose, flappy upper arms bother you, it’s probably time for an arm lift. Generally, you could have the procedure if you have loose, excess, or sagging skin on your upper arms that doesn’t respond to exercise. Or, if you’ve lost lots of weight, yet the excess skin on your upper arms didn’t go away with the weight, an arm lift can help.

The procedure

The goal of an arm lift is to eliminate the excess skin and fat from the upper arms, creating a more contoured appearance. For a very minimal approach, Dr. Saltz can place an incision in the armpit. But usually, the incision is made on either the bottom of your arm or the backside. It runs usually from the elbow to the armpit. Dr. Saltz then removes excess fat, tightens the underlying muscles, and removes excess skin. When the procedure is complete, you’ll go home with compression garments around your upper arms to help them adapt to their new smaller, tighter contour.


Most arm lift patients return to work after one week and can resume normal exercise and activity within a month. Scars will fade over the next 18 months to where they will not be overly noticeable.

If you’re tired of your flappy upper arms, call Saltz Plastic Surgery at (801) 274-9500, our Salt Lake office, or (435) 655-6612, our Park City office, and set up a consultation about an arm lift.

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