An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:
- Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward.
- Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm.
- Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.
WHERE IS THE INCISION MADE?
The incision will depend upon how much tissue needs to be removed and whether the tissue is near the armpit or lower down on the arm. The traditional vertical incision goes from the armpit to the elbow. If the excess tissue is limited to the top of the upper arm, you may be a candidate for a short-scar arm lift with a crescent-shaped incision in the armpit area.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR AN ARM LIFT?
A patient in overall good health, who has been weight stable for at least one year and desires to improve the contour of their upper arms.