Arm Lift Surgery

Have you had massive weight loss and have excess sagging skin on your upper arms that you would like to get rid of? An arm lift could be the answer.

Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin from the upper arms. After massive weight loss, some patients are left with excess, sagging skin on upper arms that just will not return to normal.  Even in some people who are and have always been at a normal weight, the natural aging process can lead to excess unwanted skin and fat deposits on the upper arms.  Brachioplasty is a surgical way to reshape and redefine the area between the elbow and the armpit. For some patients, liposuction can be a better option if the issue is caused by excess fat deposits and not from stretched out skin.    

Arm lift surgery, or rachioplasty, is a body contouring procedure that removes excess skin from the upper arms. After massive weight loss, some patients are left with excess, sagging skin on upper arms that just will not return to normal.  Even in some people who are and have always been at a normal weight, the natural aging process can lead to excess unwanted skin and fat deposits on the upper arms.  Brachioplasty is a surgical way to reshape and redefine the area between the elbow and the armpit. For some patients, liposuction can be a better option if the issue is caused by excess fat deposits and not from stretched out skin.

Arm lift surgery is NOT a weight loss procedure. Overweight or obese patients need to wait until they have reached their goal weight before undergoing brachioplasty. Results are considered to be extremely long lasting, but like with most body contouring surgical procedures, future weight gain and the natural aging process can offset the results overtime. Patients must be in decent health before undergoing the procedure.

Brachioplasty is performed under general anesthesia. An incision that extends from the armpit to the elbow is made on the back of the arms and the excess skin is removed. Scars from the procedure gradually fade overtime. During recovery, prescription medications can help relieve pain.

To learn more about arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, or to schedule a free consultation, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333. Our address is 490 Post Street, Suite 430, in downtown San Francisco.

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