An arm lift procedure, or Bracioplasty, surgically removes excess fat deposits and loose skin in the upper arm. As you age, skin on the upper arm can become loose and flabby. Arm lifts can sometimes be more effective when used in conjunction with liposuction to further help remove excess fat from the arm.
The procedure is very common and appropriate for patients who have lost a large amount of weight. In these cases the skin tends to remain loose, instead of snapping back into shape around the now smaller arm. And when these sagging areas don’t respond to diet and exercise, an arm lift may be the best way to remedy the situation.
The length and location of the incisions depend on the amount of extra skin. The fatty tissue is removed and the sagging skin is trimmed. Then the skin is sutured into place leaving smooth appearance when stretched over the arm that is now devoid of excess fat.