Brachioplasty: Arm Lift

By Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons on October 28, 2019

It is not uncommon for women to complain of the shape and contour of their arms--- particularly the underside of their upper arms. This can happen despite good exercise and fitness. Over time, the skin can lose its normal elasticity. Alternatively, excess skin with loss of elasticity can happen as a result of massive or rapid weight loss. While exercise can strengthen and improve muscle tone in the upper arm, it can't address the excess skin that has lost its elasticity. An arm lift also known as brachioplasty can help improve or restore the shape and contour of your upper arms.

An arm lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of your upper arms. During an arm lift excess skin and fat are removed from the armpit to approximately the elbow. The incision is then closed creating a better contour and a more toned look. Your surgeon may also perform liposuction to remove additonal fat from the arm.

You should be aware the incsion can be long; however, it is strategically placed under the arm as to be least visible.

Arm lift results are typically long lasting. Remember, however, your skin will naturally lose some firmness as you age and some sagging might occur. Maintaining a stable, healthy weight can help you retain your results.

Contact us to schedule a consultation. Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons provides a supportive environment in which you can feel at ease to discuss your goals. Our physicians, Dr. Elizabeth Grasee and Dr. Debra Bergman, will educate you further on the procedure, evaluate your case, and help you decide the best course of action to achieve your desired outcome. We are committed to guiding you towards a solution that aligns with your personal preferences and maintains your health.

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