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Skin sagging treatment - underarms

Sagging skin treatment - triceps

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Loose skin and tissue under the upper arms is common. It may be caused by aging, weight loss, or other reasons.

The muscles in the back of your arms are called the triceps. To tone these muscles, try push-ups or other triceps-building exercises. If this does not work, you may want to talk to your health care provider about cosmetic arm-lift surgery or laser treatments. Consulting a plastic surgeon is a good idea.

References

Boehler B, Porcari JP, Kline D, Hendrix CR, Foster C, Anders M. ACE-sponsored research: best triceps exercises. www.acefitness.org/certifiednewsarticle/1562/ace-sponsored-research-best-triceps-exercises. Updated August 2011. Accessed December 6, 2018.

Capella JF, Trovato MJ, Woehrle S. Upper limb contouring. In: Peter RJ, Neligan PC, eds. Plastic Surgery, Volume 2: Aesthetic Surgery. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 27.

    • Skin sagging

      Skin sagging - illustration

      Weight lifting builds muscle, which increases overall body strength, tone, and balance.

      Skin sagging

      illustration

      • Skin sagging

        Skin sagging - illustration

        Weight lifting builds muscle, which increases overall body strength, tone, and balance.

        Skin sagging

        illustration

      Review Date: 10/14/2018

      Reviewed By: Michael Lehrer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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