Excess skin on the upper arm causes discontent for many people, and these individuals are often too self-conscious to wear short sleeved or sleeveless blouses due to the redundant or floppy skin in this area.
Brachial skin laxity is typically caused by weight loss or aging, and exercise does very little to improve the appearance of this area. A Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a surgical procedure used to help amend this problem. The excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened, usually extending from the elbow to the armpit. The incision is hidden along the inner posterior aspect of the arm. This procedure is commonly combined with additional arm liposuction contouring.
A Brachioplasty is performed in an ambulatory surgery center. Compression sleeves or ace wraps are worn after the procedure to reduce swelling. Although the incisions are relatively well hidden, they may take 6 to 12 months to fully mature, fade and flatten.
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If you have any questions regarding arm lift surgery, or if you would like to speak about this treatment with our plastic surgeon, please contact The Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation with Dr. Jeff Scott.