Even though massive weight loss can completely change your life for the better, it can also leave you with flabby upper arms. Excess fat and skin in the upper arms may prevent you from showing your arms or feeling comfortable wearing certain clothing items. Here are a few ways to tone your arms after massive weight loss.
Exercise Your Arms
Lifting weights is an excellent way to gain and retain muscle strength. Bariatric surgery patients and anyone attempting massive weight loss, particularly in a short period of time, should make an extra effort to build muscle during the weight-loss period because the body may lose muscle mass in addition to fat. Arm exercises with dumbbells, barbells, dips, push-ups, and other methods can help your arm muscles and tissues stay tight and firm and prevent some tissue laxity.
During massive weight loss and particularly after bariatric surgery, you will need to make sure that your body stays hydrated. This is important for many reasons, but a surprising reason is how much it can help your skin. Dry skin lacks resilience and may be prone to weakness and wrinkles. To keep your skin as healthy and strong as possible, stay well-hydrated. In a small way, this practice can help to maintain skin quality during and after massive weight loss.
While these steps can help to prevent some tissue laxity, losing over 100 pounds will most likely leave you with some loose upper arm skin despite your best efforts to prevent it. Brachioplasty (arm lift surgery) is a plastic surgery procedure that can eliminate excess upper arm skin and improve the contour of your upper arms so that they look smooth and tight. Many patients undergo brachioplasty and other similar procedures after significant weight loss to create a smoother silhouette and attain their hard-earned physique.
Dr. Frank Agullo can perform brachioplasty to improve the shape of your upper arms after massive weight loss. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Agullo, please call (915) 590-7900 or fill out our online contact form today.