Excess fat and loose skin often leave a “flabby” appearance on the upper arms. This area can be difficult to target with diet and exercise and sometimes impossibly due to skin laxity. Arm Lift surgery or a Brachioplasty is performed to eliminate the stubborn fat and get rid of the batwing appearance. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and your incision will be located on the inside or back of your arm.
BENEFITS OF AN ARM LIFT
TYPES OF ARM LIFTS
During your consultation with one of our four surgeons, you will discuss your procedure goals and options. Your surgeon will recommend a procedure plan that aligns with your goals and fits your specific case needs. If you are ready to schedule your consultation, click the button below.
This procedure involves the excision of skin and fat in the arm with the incision stretching from axilla to inner elbow.
Same as above but scar includes removal of skin in axilla and along lateral chest wall. This is for those patients with skin that extends into axilla and chest.
ARM LIFT RECOVERY
Immediately after surgery, you should avoid strenuous activities. You should be back to work after a weekend of healing.
After the first week, you can start walking on a treadmill. No running or heavy lifting for at least 4-5 weeks.
One month after, you should be back to a full routine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You will have a scar from under your armpit to your elbow. However, if you are always wearing long sleeves because you hate your arms then the scar will not bother you.
There are a number of different types of arm lifts that can range from a smaller incision near the arm pit to a larger incision from the armpit down to your elbow. Once you meet with surgeon, they will be able to determine which option is best for you.