Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Brachioplasty reshapes the under portion of the arm from the armpit to the elbow. The surgery removes excess skin and fat to give a more balanced appearance. Upper arm skin tends to droop after significant weight loss. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot change excess skin that has lost elasticity.

Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as the best judgment of your surgeon. Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference. Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures.

Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm. Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures that will be removed within 1-2 weeks following your arm lift.

Brachioplasty may be performed through the lifting in the armpit, lipolysis, liposuction or open surgery. Selecting one of the above mentioned methods will be taken after arms examination and observation.