We’ll help you reduce unwanted fat and excess skin along your upper arms so that you can look your best and live more confidently.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
This operation is ideal for patients with:
- Drooping excess skin and fat of the upper inner arm
- Changes related to aging and after fluctuations in weight including substantial weight loss
Brachioplasty is an operation that addresses excess skin and fat along the upper inner arms. Typically this operation combines liposuction and surgery to remove excess skin and fat. Most patients require a scar from the elbow into the armpit, but modifications are made on a case-by-case basis. The scar tends to be well hidden with arms at the sides and when walking at a usual pace. Surgical drains are typically used during this operation. Most patients will have same-day surgery, meaning they will be discharged home the same day as the operation. Dr. Platt will discuss the recovery process and establish a follow-up schedule with you.
If you experience discomfort, chafing, irritation or embarrassment from the excess skin and fat on your arms, an arm lift will benefit your overall wellbeing.
Our method includes directly removing excess skin and fat from your arms, as well as firming and tightening the area for a noticeably more toned and defined shape. During your initial consult we’ll do a comprehensive assessment and discuss your personal desires and aesthetic goals. We need to understand your medical history and your expectations to ensure we deliver the results you want. Our mission is to make you feel beautiful and confident in your own skin. Most of the time hard work pays off, but sometimes it doesn’t matter how many times a week you do “arm day” your arms still jiggle. Buy that sleeveless top, we’ll worry about your arms, you just make sure the top matches the shoes.
Once we examine your skin, soft tissue, muscles, how your body functions and your unique characteristics, we can determine how to execute an arm lift for your individual needs. Sometimes we may combine procedures with liposuction for optimal results. This is something we can discuss in-person. Our procedures are always customized to match your specific desires. If you have excess skin and fat around the arms, it’s likely paired with excess skin or fat around the back, chest and neck. We’ll assess what procedures will give you the look you want. We’re more than happy to help and offer our expert opinion so that your reflection matches your inner beauty.
Who is it for?
The ideal candidate for an arm lift would be someone who recently lost a lot of weight and has a lot of excess skin around the arms. However anyone looking to give their arms a little more definition can also get an arm lift. If you’ve reached your weight loss plateau and you find yourself exercising regularly, eating healthy and still not seeing any noticeable changes – we can help. It’s very common to work diligently to improve your body and still have loose and localized excess fat.
Step 1: Consultation with Dr. Platt. We want to understand your goals for the procedure and your desired results. We will offer guidance and expert opinions on the best course of action. We will also take any necessary measurements at this time. If you have any questions or hesitations, now is the time to ask!
Step 2: Book an appointment.
Step 3: Prepare yourself by reading the educational material provided and following pre-surgical advice.
Step 4: Procedure day!
Step 5: First look at the outcome. Keep in mind there may be swelling and redness, depending on the procedure. Therefore the best approximation of final look will be after adequate recovery time.
Step 6: Recover. For best results, please follow all post-surgery advice and enhance healing with appropriate sleep, nutrition and hydration.
Step 7: Come back in for a follow-up appointment to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
How it Works
Depending on the amount of excess fat and skin being removed the arm lift procedure is begins with an extremely small incisions near the armpit that navigates towards the middle of the arm where necessary. Excess fat is directly removed with additional liposuction as needed. The skin is trimmed and re-shaped to ensure a firmer, toned appearance. Our doctors will suggest which incision technique will give you the best results for a functional and beautiful outcome. We’re committed to providing you with a discrete incision line and a strategic procedure to meet your needs.
When can I go home?
You will be able to go home the day of the procedure with the help of a friend or family member.
How long is the recover stage?
We suggest you take off two weeks to recover.
When can I start my workout?
You may return to light exercise after one week that do not involve arm movements. We suggest waiting three weeks before returning to light arm exercises.
When will results be noticeable?
It usually takes up to three months to see the final shape of the arm lift procedure. We will ensure checkups after your recovery to monitor progress and discuss exercise and diet routines.