Undergoing a brachioplasty may be an option for patients seeking a solution for loose, sagging skin on the upper arms. More commonly known as an arm lift, the procedure typically begins with an incision from the armpit to just above the elbow. Underlying tissues are tightened and excess skin is removed to better define the upper arm.  In some cases, liposuction on the arm may also be performed to remove stubborn fat deposits. The best candidates for an arm lift are men or women who have lax, sagging arm skin due to genetics, dramatic weight loss or gain, and/or aging.

Some patients may benefit from arm liposuction instead of a full brachioplasty. Liposuction on the arm requires small incisions through which a cannula is inserted to break up and remove fatty deposits. The best candidates for a liposuction-only procedure are patients who still have good skin elasticity, but have excess fat deposits that are causing moderate drooping.

Patients in Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, and other areas throughout Florida who want to combat jiggly, or “bat-wing,” arms with brachioplasty and/or arm liposuction, can turn to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery. Dr. Greenwald was educated and trained at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Chicago, and has extensive experience performing brachioplasty, arm liposuction, and other cosmetic procedures.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 for more information.