What is brachioplasty (Arm Lift)?

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, effectively removes excess fat and skin from the upper arm areas. This procedure intends to tighten and smooth skin between the shoulder and elbow, helping to define normal contour. Weight fluctuations, normal aging, and genetics can leave skin laxity that would not respond to diet and exercise. Having positive and realistic expectations is paramount to achieving desired results.

The Procedure

The incision extends along the inner part of the upper arm into the axilla or armpit. Occasionally this will continue on to the side of the chest. The range of this procedure encompasses minimal tightening to extensive repair for large amounts of skin sagging. The degree of loose skin can affect post-operative recovery and following post-operative instructions becomes extremely important.