Arm lift (medical term is brachioplasty) is usually performed to remove excess skin hanging from the underarm and reshape the underarm portion of the upper arm. It can help to enhance the contour of the arm offering a more tone appearance. The smoother and tighter contour that results from an arm lift is visible almost immediately. Patients who asked for brachioplasty surgery are usually in their forties and older. Younger patients who have sagging upper arms due to hereditary or as a result of weight loss are also good candidates for this procedure.
Depending on the amount and location of excess skin and fat to be removed, different types of procedure can be considered. An invisible arm lift is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the arm pit resulting in a short scar within the arm pit crease. The surgical steps of an extended arm lift or chest lift are similar to the traditional arm lift with a few technical differences. Brachioplasty can also be done in conjunction with liposuction of the arms and chest to give a better result.
During the initial consultation, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their goals and desirable results with the plastic surgeon. Every patient is different, therefore a specific treatment regimen is planned to suit an individual’s need.