Do you have excess skin on your upper arms that droops? Do you find that no matter how hard you work out at the gym it doesn’t go away? In these cases, an Arm Lift (or a Brachioplasty) might be appropriate.
This condition is common in women. One of the ways it happens is after significant weight loss. It makes sense if you think about it. After you lose all the weight, the excess skin may remain. It can also occur simply due to aging. As the skin loses its elasticity, it sags.
The Arm Lift is designed to remove the excess skin and sculpt what remains to look the way you want. The concept behind it is fairly simple. Under either local anesthesia or sedation, depending on patient preference and needs, an incision is made on the inside of the arm. Liposuction is used to remove the excess fat, if any. Then skin can be trimmed and tightened as appropriate. This is where the sculpting comes in. Then the incision is closed.
If you only have a small amount of excess skin near the armpit, you might be a candidate for a Minimal Incision Arm Lift (Mini-Arm Lift). In this case, a smaller incision is made at the top of the arm where it joins the armpit. The Mini-Arm Lift can also be done under local anesthesia or sedation.
To find out if it’s right for you, you should start with a consultation. Here we’ll get a clear understanding of your goals. Then we’ll educate you about your available options, likely outcomes, and risks.