Weight fluctuations and the process of aging can both cause skin to slowly lose its elasticity.
As a result, many people find themselves with loose, sagging skin on the upper arms, particularly those people who have undergone successful weight loss. An upper arm lift can restore a shapely appearance to the arms by removing and tightening excess skin. At our New Jersey practice, we often combine liposuction with incisions placed along the inside of the underarm or within the armpit to minimize scarring. The brachioplasty procedure is often combined with other body sculpting procedures for those patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. If you would like to learn more about an upper arm lift, please contact one of our New York or New Jersey plastic surgery offices today.
Back of Arm Incision
Inner Arm Incision
Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference, and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. If fat is to be reduced during your arm lift, it will be excised or treated with liposuction.