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Are you ready for another summertime in Atlanta? The heat can be hard to manage, particularly when you do not dress appropriately for the climate. That said, the team at Muse Plastic Surgery understands that a lot of people do not feel comfortable exposing their arms, so they cover up their upper arms even amidst high temperatures.

Dr. Wright Jones and Dr. Sabine Lovell offer two body contouring surgeries that can address any dissatisfaction you have with your arms and allow you to show off your arms in tank tops and other standard summer attire.


The upper arm (the region between the elbow and shoulder) is one of the most stubborn areas for fat, especially for women. Even if you have success losing weight in other areas, you are likely to notice that your arms still do not look toned. That is when liposuction can help. Through small incisions hidden on the underarm, your plastic surgeon can permanently suction out excess fat cells to make your arms thinner.

Arm Lift

You may also find that the real cosmetic issue for your upper arms is loose skin. Sagging skin gives your arms a less appealing shape and can conceal the definition of your arm muscles. Unfortunately, once loose skin develops, diet and exercise are ineffective. Skin can only be eliminated with surgery like arm lift.

For arm lift, your surgeon makes precise incisions along your underarm and inside your armpits. Next, he or she excises the loose skin so that the remaining skin drapes tightly around your arm, creating a firmer shape. The end result is arms that look sleeker and younger.

Understanding Treatment Options

If you have both fat and loose skin on your upper arms, you may be a good candidate for combining these procedures. Moreover, if you have skin laxity in other areas, you may preemptively decide to add arm lift to arm liposuction since loose skin may develop after removing surplus fat.

After surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising, so you will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to accelerate healing. Therefore, the earlier in the year you schedule cosmetic arm surgery, the sooner you will be able to go sleeveless with confidence.

Learn More at Muse Plastic Surgery

Life’s too short — and hot — to commit to wearing long sleeves year-round. If you are interested in toning your arms for a more comfortable summer experience, please schedule a consultation with one of our talented plastic surgeons by calling 404-882-9948.

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