The upper arms can readily lose shape and become saggy, despite fitness and an overall well-toned body.

Blamed on age and genetics, excess skin laxity in this area is also a frequent result of massive weight loss (MWL). Reshaping sagging upper arms requires specialized techniques to reduce loose skin and excess fat and to minimize incisions, resulting in firm, fit and flattering upper arms.

Lift and tighten

An arm lift (brachioplasty) removes the excess skin and fat deposits that are a result of age or extreme weight loss, restoring the upper arms to a more pleasing and youthful contour. In some instances, you may need both surgery and liposuction for optimal results. In some patients liposuction alone may deliver acceptable results.


Liposuction to the upper arms: This an effective procedure for patients who have minimal upper arm fat excess, with no excess skin, and good skin elasticity and tone. This can often times be performed at The Few Institute under local anesthesia.

Brachioplasty: An arm lift (brachioplasty) removes the excess skin and fat deposits that are a result of age or extreme weight loss, restoring the upper arms to a more pleasing and youthful contour. In some instances, you may need both surgery and liposuction for optimal results. In some patients liposuction alone may deliver acceptable results.

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Procedural Steps

Anesthesia

Dr. Few typically performs brachioplasty under general anesthesia and liposuction of the arms under local anesthesia, so that you remain comfortable during your procedure.


Incision

The incision for an arm lift procedure usually extends from the elbow to the underarm, though it can be limited to the underarm area, depending on the amount and location of skin and tissue to be removed. There will likely be a scar that runs the length of the incision. The incision for liposuction to the upper arms is less than 1 centimeter in length.

Results

The results of your procedure will be long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent.

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