An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, reduces excess hanging skin from the underarm and reshapes the under portion of the upper arm — from the armpit to the elbow. Brachioplasty is designed to give you tightened, toned, and more proportioned upper arms. You can pair this procedure with liposuction to remove excess fat.
This procedure can help correct:
- Excess and sagging skin on the upper arm (batwing)
- Localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
The procedure is a good option for patients who are normal weight, but are bothered by loose or hanging skin below their arms. While liposuction is a great option for reducing fat in the arms, it often does not cure the lose and sagging skin that is left behind.
The procedure requires general anesthesia and is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients are able to return to work one week following the procedure, but we recommend six weeks before returning to physical exercise. Swelling and bruising is common for the first few weeks and some discomfort may be experienced in the first few days following the procedure.