Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin in the upper arm. Over time, our skin tends to relax and often we experience the inability to lose excess fat in our arms. Individuals seek this surgery to restore to our natural elasticity in the arm. Although this procedure is meant to remove excess fat, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to sustain the results.
Our surgeons will discuss the procedure with you and will determine how to proceed to secure the results you are looking to achieve.
During your consultation, Dr. Cone and Dr. Langevin will illustrate on your arms where the incisions will be made to prepare you for surgery. This will allow you to understand the surgical process in greater detail. The consultation is the proper time to ask questions and confirm the correct placement of the incisions.
On the day of surgery, you are given the choice of local or general anesthesia, depending on your case. Our surgeons will map out the incision placements that were provided during your consultation.
There are many ways our surgeons can perform an arm lift, however, the most common incision placement is on the inside or the back of the arm. Once the incision has been made, our surgeons will remove excess fat while tightening and reshaping the tissue. Liposuction techniques may be used for patients who have vast amounts of tissue and fat deposits.
The entire procedure is usually done within three hours and recovery time varies on the individual case.