Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure used to amend the squishy, baggy inner region of the upper arm. Brachioplasty enables your doctor to get rid of additional skin and fat from the axilla of the underarm, up to the elbow. This excess fatty tissue and skin develops as we get older or develops because of significant weight loss.

By getting rid of the excess saggy skin in the upper arms, a brachioplasty significantly improves the contour of the arms and gives it a healthy shape. Patients who have undergone the procedure experience toned and beautiful arms.

The baggy skin of upper arms can be disturbing, undesirable to look at, and can make wearing certain clothing items embarrassing. There are many reasons that may cause the upper arm to loosen up and droop.

Inherited conditions, significant variations in body weight, and the natural process of aging will add up to the hideous and baggy tissue that forms under the arm. Dieting and rigorous exercise will not have any effect after the skin has begun to sag. Targeted weight training will make the muscles tough and enhance one’s muscle tone, however, it cannot fix the inelastic skin and confined fat masses in the tissue.

Towards giving the upper arm and the shoulders a better shape, a brachioplasty can be done in conjunction with many other cosmetic treatments such as liposuction. Liposuction can easily get rid of stubborn deposits of fat and help to further improve the look of the arm when used during an arm lift. Combining both procedures can give you the beautiful arms you desire.

The Mechanics of Brachioplasty

Doctors usually perform the arm lift operation under general anaesthesia. To begin the procedure, an incision is made in the interior side of your upper arm, such that the incision runs parallel from the armpit to the elbow.

The decision of pattern and length of the incision will be based on the quantity of tissue that needs to be removed. If you have opted for liposuction as well, then at this juncture the suction duct is introduced in the incision and the excessive fat masses are removed.

Your doctor will then cut out the excess skin, constrict the auxiliary tissues, and shape the upper arm. At last, the skin is stitched together in self dissolving seams, such that it has no wrinkles or creases on its surface.

Concerns Regarding The Brachioplasty Procedure

A brachioplasty is a simple procedure and can be performed on an outpatient basis, but this decision needs to be made by your doctor. After the procedure is completed and the effects of the anesthesia have worn off, you will be advised to have someone take you home to rest and relax. You will be able to return to your normal activities within two to three days, but you must not strain yourself to much.

Contact Our Office

For your arm lift surgery needs, contact our office to get in touch with Dr. Robert Lowen. As a highly skilled plastic surgeon, he can help deliver the aesthetically pleasing arms that you desire safely, without any complications.