What is an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?
There are certain physical characteristics that cannot be corrected through exercise - the loose skin that may have appeared under your arms is one of them. For some of our patients, the effects of gravity, combined with a gradual loss of elasticity, creates excess skin underneath their arms.
Whether scheduled as a stand-alone procedure to bring the appearance of your arms into harmony with your overall body, or as one of a series of procedures selected to restore a sense of vitality and youth, Dr. Ridgway’s meticulous attention to detail will restore a more natural shape to your upper arms.
An arm lift is a surgical procedure that:
Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
Reduces localized pockets of fat in your upper arms
In general, candidates for an arm lift include:
Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
PROCEDURE LENGTH2-3 hours
RECOVERYBack at work in 2 weeks
Resume light exercise at 2 weeks
Resume strenuous activity at 6 weeks
8-12 weeks for swelling to resolve