Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Brachioplasty is a procedure in which skin and fat are removed from the arms. In most instances, this means placing an incision at the lower inside border of the arm, stretching from the axilla to the elbow. This can be combined with liposuction to give a more refined result in a patient with fuller arms. The ensuing scar following brachioplasty may be red and raised for up to 2 years. Modern approaches to scar management including taping and scar creams may reduce the period of time before the scar becomes flattened and white. Laser therapy may also be used to accelerate the process of scar maturation. For women with minimal skin excess and excellent skin elasticity, skin removal can be performed through a transverse axillary incision and may also be combined with liposuction to enhance the result.
Brachioplasty is typically performed on patients who have experienced massive weight loss, following dietary restriction and exercise, or weight loss surgery. It may also be appropriate for patients who have unwanted excess skin and fat dangling from the lower arm for other reasons.
For more information about arm lift procedures, please call our office today. A consultation will provide the opportunity to discuss your unique situation and consider the wide variety of options available to you.