The arm lift procedure, also called a brachioplasty, removes loose skin and fat from the upper arms. This is done through liposuction and in some cases through surgical removal of extra skin as well.
Our surgeons recommend an arm lift when the skin tone of the upper arm is poor and patients have a significant amount of extra skin to be removed. This is commonly done after significant weight loss as the skin will not shrink on its own. An arm lift can also reduce the folds of skin and fat on the upper chest near the armpit. Patients who have undergone an arm lift benefit from a more youthful appearance and a thinner arm contour. The incision left by an arm lift procedure is often completely concealed within the armpit or on the inside of the arm in an inconspicuous location. Downtime is minimal with an arm lift, and it can be combined with other body contouring procedures.