Sometimes people are embarrassed by sagging skin that can droop from the upper arms, creating an unflattering appearance. But this problem area can be effectively treated by a surgical procedure called brachioplasty, more commonly referred to as an arm lift. This procedure reshapes and tightens the upper arms by removing the excess skin and fat that is present.
Arm Lift Overview
The length of the incision depends on the amount of excess skin that is present, and in some individuals, can be as minimal and well concealed as an incision in the armpit. Excess fat may then be removed with either liposuction or directly excised.
The end result of an armlift is a more youthful and taut appearance of the upper arms.
Is Brachioplasty for Me?
Brachioplasty candidates typically want to restore a youthful appearance to their arms by tightening sagging, excess skin. If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess skin in the upper arm area, this procedure may be for you.
After Your Arm Lift: Recovery and Results
No sutures need be removed after the surgery as they are all self-absorbing. Swelling and bruising typically take 3-4 weeks to significantly subside. Over-extension and over-flexion of the arm at the elbow joint is to be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks to allow proper healing.
Because the anatomy of every patient is different, recovery times and results can vary. In general, however, visible results of this procedure should be apparent immediately following your arm lift. After swelling has subsided, many patients enjoy the permanent results of this procedure for years to come.
Before & After Photos
Going Over Your Options
If you are considering an arm lift, please schedule a consultation and I will discuss your options and answer all of your questions.