If you’ve noticed skin collecting on the undersides of your upper arms, you’re not alone. Countless people experience this frustrating issue, which can be solved using brachioplasty surgery. Why do the upper arms begin to sag?

Sagging upper-arm skin is the result of many factors. For some patients, “bat wings” form because of major weight loss. When the body’s fat cells shrink, the skin must tighten and shrink in order to properly cling to the new contours. When it is not elastic enough, it stays the same size and hangs.

The aging process also causes a decline in skin elasticity, as do one’s genes. To learn more about sagging upper arms and the brachioplasty procedure, arrange a consultation by contacting us today. Skilled medical professional Dr. John D. Rachel will be happy to discuss the procedure in greater detail.