UPPER ARM LIFT
An Upper Arm Lift or Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. This can sometimes be paired with removing excess tissue on the side of the chest, which can improve the appearance of the breasts or pecs.
Who is a good candidate for a Brachioplasty?
Some patients with fullness in the upper arm and no laxity or loose skin can be treated with Liposuction alone. Patients with excess skin in the upper inside portion of their arms are good candidates for Brachioplasty in addition to Liposuction, as Liposuction or non invasive skin tightening treatments alone cannot remove the excess skin.
What should a patient expect during and after a Brachioplasty?
Patients can expect some discomfort when raising their hands over their head and swelling for several weeks following Brachioplasty. You should be back to light activity in 2 weeks and full activity in 2-4 weeks. Most people are able to resume low strenuous jobs/desk jobs at 1-2 weeks.
What results can a patient expect from a Brachioplasty?
A Brachioplasty with replace the excess skin for a scar that is designed to hide between where the arm meets the side of the chest as best as possible. You will fit better in clothes and many patients are able to wear sleeveless shirts without their scars showing.