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Arm Lift

What is Arm Lift surgery?

What is Arm Lift surgery?

An arm lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. Technically called brachioplasty, the procedure is performed to:

  • Reduce excess sagging skin that droops downward when the arm is extended away from the body
  • Tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm



Am I a candidate for Arm Lift surgery?

Am I a candidate for Arm Lift surgery?

In general, good candidates for an arm lift are:

  • Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
  • Non-smoker
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what an arm lift can accomplish
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle of proper nutrition and fitness



How is Arm Lift surgery done?

How is Arm Lift surgery done?

Step 1 - Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.


Step 2 - The incision

Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as the best judgment of your plastic surgeon.

Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon's preference, and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. If fat is to be reduced during your arm lift, it will be excised or treated with liposuction.

Depending on your specific conditions, incisions may be more limited. Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm.


Step 3 - Closing the incisions

Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures, or stitches that will be removed within 1-2 weeks following your arm lift.


Step 4 - See the results

The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although initial results will be somewhat obscured by swelling and bruising. Your new, shapely and toned upper arm is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel.





Before and After - Actual Patient Results

Arm Lift Before and After Photos



Arm Lift Before and After Photos




Arm Lift Before and After Photos




Many Procedure Details Excerpted from the ASPS/ASAPS Patient Education Brochures © ASPS/ASAPS 2008

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03/08/17

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02/02/17

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01/23/17

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