An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. There are several different types of incisions that may be used for an upper arm lift and your plastic surgeon will discuss which incision would be right for you. Your surgeon will always choose the least invasive treatment option available to achieve your desired results with minimal pain, scarring, or downtime.
Brachioplasty is typically done in our fully accredited in-office surgical suite on an outpatient basis. Patients with certain medical concerns may have their procedure done in the hospital with an overnight stay. During the 1-3 hour surgery, your surgeon will meticulously work to remove the excess skin and fat that’s causing you grief. In most cases, general anesthesia is used to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.