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Skin sagging treatment - underarms

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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.

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References

Boehler B, Porcari JP, Kline D, Hendrix CR, Foster C, Anders M. ACE-sponsored research: best triceps exercises. August 2011. www.acefitness.org/certifiednewsarticle/1562/ace-sponsored-research-best-triceps-exercises. Accessed December 16, 2016.

Kenkel JM, Stephan PJ. Liposuction: a comprehensive review of techniques and safety. In: Neligan PC, ed. Plastic Surgery. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:chap 24.