Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Arm lift surgery or brachioplasty is a procedure that will return shape and definition to the upper arms, creating results that are impossible to obtain through exercise. Significant weight gain or loss can result in the development of loose skin on the lower border of the upper arms. This hanging skin can make it uncomfortable and embarrassing to wear sleeveless or short sleeve garments. The excess tissue is skin and fat and does not respond or disappear with exercise.
However, surgical removal can very effectively eliminate the problem and restore a normal contour to the upper arm. The single drawback to the surgery is that a post operative scar is unavoidable on the inner aspect of the upper arms. The scar dramatically fades with time, and for many patients it becomes unnoticeable. Patients are so happy to have normal upper arm contour that the scar is rarely a problem. The scar is also well hidden on the inner aspect and can only be seen if the arm is raised.
Environment: Hospital or Surgery Center
Anesthesia: General anesthesia; Out Patient