Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, removes sagging, excess skin and fat that exercise can’t, giving the upper arm a smoother and tighter appearance. The tissue targeted with an arm lift typically hangs between the armpit and the elbow and can greatly affect a patient’s comfort and self image. This condition can make fitting arms into sleeved tops difficult and wearing sleeveless shirts embarrassing.

If you are experiencing these issues you should consult a plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. In general, the best candidates for arm lift surgery include patients who have:

  • Skin laxity due to aging
  • Lost significant amounts of weight and are at or close to their ideal body weight
  • Good mental health
  • Reasonable expectations

Once a cosmetic surgeon has approved a patient for arm lift surgery, the procedure is discussed in detail. The incision length and placement can vary from patient to patient depending on the location and amount of skin to be removed during a brachioplasty. Liposuction may also be performed to remove extra fat and further improve arm contours.

To find out if you’re a candidate for an arm lift, consult with an experienced plastic surgeon. For patients in Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Naples, and surrounding communities, Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery is the trusted choice. Dr. Greenwald can help you determine whether arm lift surgery is right for you and will provide you with information to make educated decisions about your cosmetic surgery options.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to learn more about arm lift surgery and other procedures, including tummy tucks, body lifts, thigh lifts, and more.