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An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:


Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
Fluctuations in weight, growing older and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.

Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

Who is a good candidate for arm lift surgery?


In general, arm lift candidates include:
Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
Nonsmokers
Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

How much does an arm lift cost?


A surgeon's fee for arm lift surgery will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used and the geographic office location.
Most health insurance plans do not cover arm lift surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.
Arm lift costs may include:

Anesthesia fees
Hospital or surgical facility costs
Medical tests
Post-surgery garments
Prescriptions for medication
Surgeon's fee

When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for an arm lift, remember that the surgeon's experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.

How to lift the arm


An arm lift surgery is performed to form the upper part of the arms, to remove the loose skin, and to remove excess fat, which causes the bat’s wings to beneath the skin, and the limbs are leveled. Removing excess skin that has been caused by weight loss or aging under the arms may include drooping of the skin of the arm
It removes the entire skin of the area to the elbow. In some cases liposuction is also used in conjunction with an arm lift surgery to achieve better results.

Effect of arm lift on beauty


Reduced wrinkled skin that is drooping
Drawing and smoothing the backing tissues that determine the shape of the arm
Reduced local fat that accumulated in the arm in the mass.
Reduces extra skin and fats between the axillary and elbows
The shape of the arm changes through the smoothening of the skin and wrinkles
It will lead to a seemingly perfect fit

Who are the right candidates for brachioplasty?


The best candidates for this practice are people whose loose and hanging upper arms are the most important reason for their discomfort and dissatisfaction. Skin changes are often due to changes in weight (increase / decrease), the effects of sunlight, age, or genetics.
Many patients whose arms size is much larger than their other limbs, and they tend to fit their arms to their bodies.
Some patients whose arms have been loosened due to weight loss following weight loss diets or obesity surgery.
Some people who have had a swollen area as they age, and if they do not, they will spread over time.

What should I expect during a consultation for arm lift surgery?


During your arm lift surgery consultation be prepared to discuss:
Your surgical goals
Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
Previous surgeries

Your arm lift surgeon will also:
Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
Take photographs
Discuss your options
Discuss likely outcomes of arm lift surgery and any risks or potential complications
Be sure to ask questions. To help, we have prepared a checklist of questions to ask your arm lift surgeon that you can take with you to your consultation.
It's very important to understand all aspects of your arm lift procedure. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about arm lift surgery?


Use this checklist as a guide during your arm lift surgery consultation:
Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Were you specifically trained in the field of plastic surgery?
How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
What will be expected of me to get the best results?
Where and how will you perform my procedure?
What surgical technique is recommended for me?
How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
How are complications handled?
How can I expect my arms to look over time?
What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my arm lift?
Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?

What are the risks of arm lift surgery?


The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal, and you'll have to decide if the benefits, risks and potential complications of arm lift surgery are acceptable.
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure.

Arm lift surgery risks include:


Anesthesia risks
Bleeding
Infection
Poor wound healing
Unsightly scarring
Fluid accumulation (seroma)
Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels and muscles
Fatty tissue under the skin might die (fat necrosis)
Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
Pain, which may persist
Sutures may not absorb, but spontaneously surface through the skin, causing irritation, drainage and redness
Possible need for revisional surgery
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It’s important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

How should I prepare for arm lift surgery?


In preparing for arm lift surgery, you may be asked to:
Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
Stop smoking
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
Arm lift surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, ambulatory surgical center or a hospital. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery, and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

What are the steps of an arm lift procedure?


An arm lift procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 - Anesthesia


Medications are administered for your comfort during arm lift surgery. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 - The incision


Incision length and pattern during arm lift surgery depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as the best judgment of your plastic surgeon.

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. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction.
Depending on your specific condition, incisions may be more limited. Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm.

Inner arm incision




Back of arm incision




Minimal incision




Step 3 - Closing the incisions


Your incisions will be closed either with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your arm lift.

Step 4 - See the results


The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although there will likely be swelling and bruising. Get more information about arm lift surgery results.

What should I expect during my arm lift recovery?


During your recovery from arm lift surgery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling following surgery.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.
You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing, specific concerns to look for and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
Be sure to ask your arm lift surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period:
Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
Are stitches removed? When?
When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
When do I return for follow-up care?