All About Arm Lifts (Brachioplasty)

Are your arms getting you down? A Brachioplasty might be the answer. Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin that usually sags or hangs down on the upper arm. It can help to tighten the underlying supportive tissue and give you arm a more contoured, smoother look.

Why Are Bracioplasties Done?

As you age, your upper arm skin tends to sag or droop. This sagging can also be hereditary or caused by weight fluctuations. No matter the reason, it can be a source of insecurity. If you have excessive skin in this region, you may be a good candidate for Brachioplasty to remove excess skin and fat.

How Is A Brachioplasty Done?

First things first, you will have a consultation to determine if you are indeed a good candidate for an arm lift procedure. At this point, we’ll also go over what to expect and how it works. On the actual day of your arm lift surgery, one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will administer medications to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. This is the time that you may be put under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.

After that, the surgeon will make an incision on the inside or back of the arm. Liposuction may also be used if one of your concerns is removing excess fat in the area.

Following the incisions, the underlying supportive tissue is then tightened and contoured with more sutures inside. Your skin will then be smoothed over to contour the arm. The incisions are closed with either stitches or absorbable sutures. You should be able to see the smoother, tighter contour immediately following surgery even if bruising or swelling is present.

Recovery From Brachioplasty

You will be given instructions for caring for the treatment area following your procedure. Your incisions will be covered with dressings and bandages and a compression stocking to help with swelling. Make sure to take your medications as needed and rest.

If you’re interested in an arm lift procedure, schedule your consultation today! You can do so by calling (309) 662-6772 now.

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