Arm Lift Surgery
Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) creates smaller, more shapely upper arms from the underarm to the elbow. Loose skin may hang and create a “bat-wing” appearance that flaps with any sort of arm movement. Despite toning the arm muscles, stretched skin and excess fat can camouflage muscle definition. These issues are especially common if you have achieved significant weight loss.
Brachioplasty addresses sagging tissues in your upper arms using an incision along the back or underside of the arm. Depending on the extent of your tissue laxity, your incision may be just a few inches long, or it may run all the way down to your elbow and/or extend up into your armpit. The underlying tissues are tightened against your arm muscles and fat is removed. Your skin is then draped over the new arm contours, and excess skin is removed.
What Can an Arm Lift Address?
- Drooping excess arm skin
- Loose underlying tissues that hang off your arms
- Stubborn fat deposits in your upper arms