Dr. Park’s Approach:
“Brachioplasty has become more common with the increased popularity of weight loss surgery. This is an operation which truly trades scarring for shape. In most cases, there is a long scar from the arm-pit to the elbow. This is necessary to remove the excess skin and fat. This results in a much improved shape although the scar is visible with certain arm positions. Patients often tell me that the scar is well worth it, as they feel much less self-conscious about their arm shape.”
What is an Arm Lift?
An Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:
- Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
- Tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
- Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
Fluctuations in weight, advanced age and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.
Arm Lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.