I am 59 years old, from New York, and not very active. While I am not overweight, I know I don’t exercise enough. Maybe that’s why my upper arms flap when they shouldn’t. Can this flap be removed with brachioplasty? Where is the scar with this kind of surgery?
Upper arms flap because of loss of tone (elasticity) to the skin with time and sun exposure from the beach or the pool. There is a major misconception that if you just tone up the triceps at the gym it will improve. That’s really not the case, because the skin and the fat is the problem, NOT the muscle. You have two major options: 1. If there are any pockets of fat and you have good elasticity, you would be a good candidate for laser liposuction to melt the fat and tighten the skin at the same time. 2. If the opposite is the case (no fat but lots of excess skin) then Brachioplasty (surgical arm lift) is needed by either bringing the skin back into the armpit and trimming with an incision in the armpit or if there is a lot of skin, I would make an incision that hides inside the arm that can be more effective in these more extreme cases.