While it’s common for sagging skin and loss of muscle tone to accompany aging, this depletion of fat volume often negatively affects comfort and confidence. Loose skin on the arms can impact the confidence of even the fittest and healthiest patient! To remove excess skin and tighten the arm, Dr. Epperson provides an arm lift procedure.
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, removes excess skin between the armpit and elbow. This procedure reduces chafing and allows your clothes to fit better. The surgery is safe, highly effective, and our expert team will make careful and precise incisions, resulting in the best possible outcome.
Benefits of an Arm Lift
Patients interested in an arm lift should be in good overall health with realistic expectations. If you have a significant amount of sagging skin on your arms, an arm lift could be the perfect procedure for you.
Arm Lift FAQ
During arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, your surgeon will make an incision between the armpit and elbow in a location that will best hide the scar. After the excess skin is removed, drain tubes may be inserted. Finally, your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that we’ll remove within two weeks following your arm lift procedure.
The procedure typically takes around three to four hours to perform. Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
You could experience swelling and bruising in the weeks following arm lift surgery, but these symptoms should dissipate over time. Additionally, you may be required to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the healing tissues after the procedure.
The quick answer: soon! Following your arm lift surgery, your surgeon will give you a list of post-operative instructions that accompany your individualized treatment plan. In general, most patients resume normal activities and return to work after approximately ten days.
The smoother contour will be apparent almost immediately, but it can take several months before you start to see the full results of your arm lift. Additionally, your results will be permanent given that you do not gain or lose a significant amount of weight.