Arm Lift Surgery Procedures
Loose skin can arise in the arm through weight loss or ageing. Arm lift (Brachioplasty) is the operation in which loose arm skin is excised. As with all dermolipectomy procedures, the art is in hiding the scar effectively while obtaining a careful balance of tension to achieve optimal cosmesis. For some patients, liposuction is included to manage excess fat on the outer surface of the arm- many patients have fatty outer arms and loose skin on the inner arms, and both problems need to be addressed. Ideally, the scar for Brachioplasty can be hidden within the armpit crease. When there is loose skin extending to the elbow, the scar must extend further down the arm, but of course the rewards of the procedure are greater. With careful consideration and planning, Brachioplasty can be a very gratifying procedure.