What is Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery?
The arm lift or brachioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that removes loose skin and fat from the arms. At least two variants of the arm lift procedure exist, and they differ in their scar patterns and amount of skin and fat that can be removed.
Depending on the degree of skin laxity and excess fat, liposuction alone, a combination of liposuction and skin excision, or a two-staged procedure with liposuction and skin excision is used. We will help you select the best arm lift surgery to fit your needs and fulfil your dreams.
For patients with minimal skin laxity, good skin tone, and minimal to moderate amounts of excess fat, liposuction alone can be a good choice to improve the contour and firmness of the upper arms.
For patients with skin laxity of the upper arm and moderate amounts of excess fat, a combination of upper arm liposuction and skin excision is needed. Depending on the amount of excess skin, a number of different incisions can be used.
Reasons for getting an Arm Lift surgery:
Genetics, age or excessive weight loss can cause the skin to lose thickness, elasticity and adherence to underlying tissue. Gravity pulls the upper arm skin down and creates a flabby appearance that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. An upper arm lift, also called Brachioplasty, can reshape the arm by tightening the hanging skin. By removing extra skin and fat, an upper arm lift will dramatically reduce flabbiness and result in a firm, more youthful contour. An upper arm lift makes the arm more in proportion with the rest of the body and patients often find that their clothes fit better.
Arm lifts are ideal for healthy, non-smoking male and female patients who have a significant amount of excess, hanging skin in the upper arm area. Patients should be at a stable weight and have a comfortable diet and exercise routine prior to considering any body contouring procedure.
To be a good candidate for Upper Arm Lift, you must have realistic expectations about what this cosmetic surgery procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that an upper arm lift can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently.