What is an arm lift or brachioplasty?

Arm Lift, or brachioplasty, involves the removal of loose and hanging skin from the inside of the upper arm.  This tightens the skin of the entire upper arm giving it a more attractive and youthful appearance.

What does arm lift or brachioplasty surgery involve?

Arm lift involves making an incision on the inside of the upper arm.  Excess skin and soft tissue are then pulled up over this incision.  The excess skin and soft tissue are then cut away.  The incision is then closed, leaving a hidden scar on the inside of the upper arm, and resulting in a much better contour of the upper arm.

What are some of the risks of brachioplasty?Brach1

Please refer to the following form published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Brachioplasty-ASPS

Will I have to stay in the hospital after brachioplasty?

No. brachioplasty is an outpatient surgery.

What is the recovery after brachioplasty?

This is dependant on the type of work you perform.  Many patients with office jobs only require a week or two. However, patients who perform heavy labor may require 4-6 weeks to recover.  You will not be able to lift anything greater than 10 lbs for 8 weeks. You will not be able to run or jog for 4 weeks.

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