After weight loss or as part of the aging process, it is common for the skin along the underside of the upper arm to become loose and flabby, taking on the appearance of a “bat wing”. Arm Lift procedure removes the excess skin and fat, resulting in a toned, firmer, and more youthful looking upper arm.
Am I a Candidate for an Arm Lift?
You may be a candidate for an Arm Lift if:
- You are in good overall health
- You have extra skin along the underside of your upper arms, particularly is you’ve experienced massive weight loss.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. In the most extreme form of arm lift, an incision is made from the arm pit to the elbow, along the inner aspect of the arm. In less invasive forms (mini arm lift or mini-brachioplasty) of the procedure, the incision is limited to the arm pit and upper arm. The procedure is often combined with liposuction. A significant amount of skin is removed and the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures, which are buried below the skin’s surface.
Generally, it will take two weeks to regain normal function of your arms and hands. Patients will require pain medication during much of that time and usually need to take one to two weeks off from work. If combined with extensive liposuction, patient’s are asked to wear a compression garment postoperatively.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Jejurikar will be happy to talk with you personally to address any of your questions or concerns. Call (214) 827-2814 to schedule a consultation with Dr. J to discuss Arm Lift (Brachioplasty).
Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
9101 N Central Expy #600
Dallas, TX 75231