Arm Lift

Arm Lift Overview

By reducing pockets of fat in the upper arm, the surgical procedure known as an arm lift (or brachioplasty) removes excess sagging skin and results in a smoother, more defined upper arm.

How are arm lifts performed?

An arm lift can typically be achieved through a simple liposuction procedure if there is a small amount of excess fat. However, for those with larger areas of underarm fat, or patients with poor skin quality, a full upper arm lift may be needed.

A full upper arm lift will involve small incisions on the inside or back of your arm. Through the incision, one of our surgeons may use liposuction to remove excess fat before trimming, tightening and suturing excessive skin in place.

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

If you are experiencing sagging upper arm skin, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. Arm lifts are a popular procedure for those who have lost a significant amount of weight, as this leaves an abundance of excess skin to hang under the arms.

You do not have to be overweight to qualify for an arm lift. Many candidates opt to have an arm lift due to genetics and aging. If you have tried many different exercise routines and are not satisfied with the progress, brachioplasty may be the answer.

What should I expect after an arm lift?

After an arm lift, patients can expect some swelling, bruising and mild discomfort – which can be alleviated with pain medication. Our surgeons may suggest elevating your arm with pillows to reduce swelling, which should cease within two weeks.

Most of your stitches will dissolve, and our surgeons will remove the remaining ones within a week. You will not be able to shower until one week after the procedure, and you can expect to be back to work within two to three weeks.

As with most body contouring procedures, you will be advised to avoid any heavy lifting for several weeks. Also, refrain from any strenuous exercise for at least one month.

What are the typical results of an arm lift?

Arm lift patients are typically very pleased with their trim, toned arms. Many of our patients feel more confident after the procedure.

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Hattiesburg, MS
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