Arm Lift (Brachioplasty):
A arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward, tightens and smoothens the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm and removes localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.
Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.
Arm Lift Surgery?
An arm lift procedure typically takes two hours, but may take longer depending on the extent of the surgery and any additional procedures, such as liposuction, that are performed at the same time.
Incisions are placed on the inside or back of your arm. Incisions may span from the underarm to just above the elbow, depending on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Before the incision is made, we use liposuction to remove excess fat. Excessive skin is then removed, tightened and sutured into place with deep sutures that are absorbable.
In select group of patients the arms may look bulky due to fat content but skin laxity is minimal. These group of people will respond very well to liposuction alone and may not require a conventional arm lift surgery. Liposuction alone will give gratifying results.