Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Who is a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
- Patients with loose or sagging upper arm skin secondary to aging or excessive weight loss.
- Patients who have full and shapeless upper arms.
- Patients who are unable to tighten the excess arm skin and loose muscle with exercise.
- The procedure is usually performed at our surgery center under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
- The arm lift usually consists of lifting of the skin of the upper arm with an incision on the inside aspect of the arm.
- Liposuction is used as well to help reduce the overall thickness of the upper arm.
- At times, only liposuction is needed to shape the upper arm.
The Recovery After an Arm Lift
- After an upper arm lift, one may need help for proper assistance at home for 1-2 days.
- You will be encouraged to move and walk regularly within 1-2 days.
- Light activity is comfortable in 2 weeks. Sports will not be comfortable for about 3 weeks.
The Result From an Arm Lift
- A smoother and more attractive appearance to the upper arm.
- More confident and comfortable in clothing, especially dresses, swim suits and tank tops.
- Lasts the rest of your life and always looks better than if you do not have surgery. If there is continued sagging or weight loss, then a second touch up procedure can help.
- Natural and presentable appearance in the first 2 weeks that continues to improve over the next 3 – 6 months.
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