Brachioplasty, commonly known as arm lift surgery, removes excess skin and fatty deposits as well as tightens the underlying muscles. Anyone who has loose or saggy skin and fatty tissue of the upper arm could be a candidate for an arm lift. "Droopy" arms are often a result of weight loss but can also be caused by the natural aging process and lead to difficulty exercising, as well as wardrobe issues. Excess arm skin may also cause physical discomfort and skin irritation by rubbing on the inside of the upper body and/or breasts.
An arm lift typically creates an incision in the inner groove of the upper arm just under the biceps muscle to remove the excess skin and fat and tailor and tighten the upper arm. Dr. Mirmanesh will place the scar in the optimal location and employ the best techniques available to minimize scarring. Ultimately, most patients feel the trade off is well worth the improvement gained from the scar. Liposuction is usually done with the procedure as well. The remaining upper arm skin is smoother over the new contour of the arms.
Men and women with minimal skin laxity in the upper arms can benefit from Mini Arm Lift Surgery, or mini brachioplasty. This procedure utilizes a shorter incision along the arm, or an incision concealed within the underarm if possible.