Brachioplasty - Arm Lift

Brachioplasty surgery, otherwise known as the Arm Lift, is a procedure we perform to improve the shape and tone of a person’s upper arms.

Who is a good candidate for brachioplasty?

Over time or after significant weight loss, the upper arms can begin to sag and carry excess skin. Many people complain that they feel self-conscious about this condition and refrain from wearing sleeveless shirts or strapless gowns as a result. Arm lift surgery can correct excess, sagging tissue and reduce the circumference of the upper arms, to greatly improve body shape.


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How an Arm Lift is Performed

Changing the contour of the arms can require both liposuction and surgical removal of excess skin. For moderate skin removal, a small, hidden incision in the armpit is used. For removal of large amounts of skin, an incision from the elbow to the armpit is required. The incision is thin and placed in the most inconspicuous location possible (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring may always be visible.

Arm lift scars

To get a proper understanding of brachioplasty, patients first need to understand the scars that result. Those who truly benefit from the procedure accept the scars as a necessary consequence of attaining a better arm shape. If possible, view arm lift before and after photos of patients that exhibit a similar body type to get a general picture of the benefits that are possible.

Arm lift recovery

Patients may experience some tightness in the arms and some temporary swelling afterwards. It helps to elevate the arms as much as possible. Recovery time will vary, but arms and hands typically regain normal function over the course of about 2-3 weeks. The majority of the pain subsides within a week.

For more information on arm lift cost, risks, benefits, and other information, contact Boston Plastic Surgery.

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