Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Arm lift, also referred to as brachioplasty, is a procedure used to remove excess skin from the upper arm. The skin on the arms commonly loses its elasticity as a result of natural aging or rapid weight loss. Arm lift surgery tightens and tones the upper arms, restoring a youthful contour. Patients with excess fat on their arms may elect to have liposuction performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures for even more dramatic results.

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Many patients, who had previously been fearful of wearing revealing clothing, or of raising their arms over their heads, report an increase in self-confidence following the procedure.

What should I expect during my arm lift procedure?

An arm lift involves a day surgical procedure and is performed under general anesthetic. Most people return to work within 7-10 days following the surgery.

What post-operative instructions will I need to follow after arm lift?

A pressure compression garment must be worn for a few weeks, which minimizes the bruising and swelling and helps produce an even contour. These garments can easily be worn under normal clothes. Heavy activities and sports should be avoided for one month.