What is an Arm Lift?
The Arm Lift Procedure, also known as Brachioplasty can revise unattractive features of the upper arm by removing and tightening the excess skin. Due to a potentially visible scar along the length of the upper inner arm patients with mild skin excess are recommended other non-surgical approaches using diets and exercise. However, for those patients who have been unable to achieve the results they are after through diet and exercise Brachioplasty and the potential scar it comes with is worth the trade-off.
Is It For Me?
Great Solution For:
- Both Men & Women
- Hit Ideal Weight But Not Shape
- Stubborn arm fat aka “wings”
Recovery time varies from case to case. The initial recovery for brachioplasty lasts from 10-14 days in which a patient may go back to work. A complete recovery may take between 4-6 weeks and the incisions may heal in up to a year.
Before & After results
arm Lift DETAILS
When visiting Envi Plastic Surgery for your consultation, our doctors and staff will go over the procedure with you to clarify any questions you may have.
The goal is to tighten the loose skin and improve the cotour of the upper arm while removing any stretch marks to acheive a more youthful and attractive look to the arm. During the surgery an incision is made along the inner arm from the armpit to the elbow. Then liposuction might be used to remove excess fat and the loose skin will be trimmed away. If needed a tightening technique will be used to tighten the skin. The procedure is done under general anesthesia.re being more simplified, the scarring is shorter than a Traditional Tummy Tuck, however, the results are more limited due to this as well.
We will provide a set of pre-operative instructions that describe the steps you need to take to prepare for surgery. This will cover things like activities, foods, and medications to avoid prior to surgery. It?s important that you familiarize yourself with and follow those instructions, and we also recommend arranging for a responsible adult to take you home after the surgery and stay with you the first night if necessary.
Before your procedure, you will meet with our doctors and?anesthesiologist to ask any last-minute questions. The Arm Lift procedure usually takes between 1-3 hours depending on the amount of tissue needed to take away. After the procedure, we will have you wait in our recovery room for 1-1.5 hours. After which you will be discharged to go home.
The recovery of your procedure will be outlined in a Post Operative List that will be sent home with you after your procedure. This Post Op List will cover which foods, activities, and medications to avoid to optimally recover after your procedure. Temporary tightness and swelling is common after surgery. Most patients find it helpful to manage the postoperative pain and discomfort with medication that will be prescribed. You?ll need to limit your activity for the first 2-3 weeks after surgery.
The recovery of your procedure will be outlined in a Post Operative List that will be sent home with you after your procedure. This Post Op List will cover which foods, activities, and medications to avoid to optimally recover after your procedure.
frequently asked questions (faq)
What is a brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is an arm lift to remove excess skin and fat, usually after extensive weight loss or as a result of the aging process.
Is there any scarring with a brachioplasty?
Scars are to be expected from all body contouring procedures. There will be a thin, straight scar from your elbow to armpit. We can discuss scar revision and reduction if this concerns you.
What is done in an arm lift surgery?
Excess skin tissue is removed via a direct excision or a combination of direct excision and liposuction.