Arm Lift surgery, also known as “Brachioplasty”, reshapes the arm by removing excessive loose skin and fat of the upper outer arm, known as the triceps area. This condition may develop as a result of large volume weight loss or from aging.
If you are considering arm lift surgery we want you to be thoroughly informed about the procedure. Below is some helpful information. A personal consultation with Dr. Newen is the best way to obtain the additional information you will need.
Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?
Arm lift is ideal for those patients who have developed excessively loose skin over the outer area of the upper arms. The skin appears loose, and does not improve with exercise and further weight loss. The arm lift procedure will surgically remove the excessive skin, so that the upper arms have a smoother and firmer appearance.
You may be a good candidate for an arm lift if you have one or more of the following conditions:
- You are at a stable weight and have no weight fluctuations above 15 pounds
- You have excessively loose skin of the outer areas of the upper arms that have not responded to exercise.
- If there is an uneven amount of loose upper arm skin and fat following weight loss or due to aging.
Your personal consultation
During the consultation with Dr. Newen, you will be asked about the results you expect to achieve from an arm lift. This will help him to understand your expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved.
How will I be evaluated for an arm lift?
The size and shape of your arms, and the quality of your skin will be evaluated by Dr. Newen. You should be prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, pregnancies, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take. It is important for to provide complete information.
How is an arm lift performed?
Individual factors and personal preferences will determine the specific technique selected for your arm lift. Improvement of the appearance and firmness of the arms are immediately apparent. Typically the incision is placed in the inner upper arm, extending from the elbow to the underarm. The extent of skin laxity of the upper outer arm, as well as the amount of excessive skin to be removed will determine if Dr. Newen will need to extend the incision into the under arm area, so that the best contour may be achieved.
Significant complications from an arm lift is very rare. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of bo