What Is Brachioplasty?Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the arms. Loose skin on the upper arms is very common, often occurring after massive weight loss or due to natural aging, especially in women. The solution isn’t more exercise at the gym. Although exercise can build muscle, it can’t eliminate the loose skin that already exists. Fat on the upper arms is often very stubborn and difficult to lose. An arm lift removes excess skin, treats localized fat pockets, and reforms the underlying supportive tissue. After your brachioplasty your arms will look smooth, trim, and firm. Your arm lift will be customized to your unique needs. Some patients can achieve excellent results with liposuction alone. We can also combine liposuction with surgical skin removal. Internal sutures are often used to tighten and smooth the supportive tissues inside of the arm. Dr. Tehrani carefully hides any necessary incisions, minimizing the visibility of any scarring. Results are immediately visible with continued improvement as the swelling subsides and the scars fade. We’ll help you achieve your best arms by targeting your problem areas.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?If you’re in good health and don’t smoke, you may be an excellent candidate for an arm lift. Come see us to discuss your options. Our arm lift patients are typically:
- Men and women that are a stable weight after bariatric surgery
- Older women with upper arm laxity