An arm lift surgery, technically known as Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. With age and/or significant weight loss, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. The only way for patients to improve this problem by tightening the skin is through an arm lift. The procedure is done under general or sedation anesthesia and takes about one to two hours. The procedure may start with liposuction to remove any excess fat in the arms. Incisions canextend from the armpit to the elbow, along the inside of the arm. An Arm Lift is an excellent way for men and women to tighten and lift their upper arms. This can result in a more youthful and firmer appearance. Patients are usually thrilled at having their “wings” removed, giving them greater freedom to wear normal clothing again and participate in all physical activities.
People who have lost massive amounts of weight are often left with significant amounts of skin hanging under their arms. Thin people, too, may have sagging upper arms due to the effects of aging and genetics. Even people who engage in regular exercise such as Pilates and strength training cannot get rid of excess, sagging skin that develops in this area.
Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.