BRACHIOPLASTY (ARM LIFT): SURGERY, RECOVERY & WHAT TO EXPECT
Arm reduction and lift (Brachioplasty) is a form of body contouring (shaping). It is normally performed on patients with large amounts of loose or sagging skin on the upper arms. Liposuction may also be performed during this procedure. An arm lift is not a substitute for weight loss. The best candidates for brachioplasty are those who are within several pounds of their ideal weight. Ideal candidates also have enough loose skin and elasticity to allow a good outcome. Do you notice any swaying of the skin between your elbow and your armpit? Do your upper arms have large amounts of loose skin that cause your sleeves to tug and sag? As we become older, it can become more common, but it doesn’t have to be your experience. It is frustrating because after spending hours at the gym, you can’t seem to tone this area. Building muscle won’t help skin that has lost its suppleness, and it might even make your arms look bigger and more prominent.