A Brachioplasty is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the contour of the arms by removing excess, sagging skin and creating a tighter, more toned upper arm appearance. Many people struggle with their upper arms, especially as they get older or after a significant weight loss. When there is excess skin, it can be frustrating because unfortunately, no amount of disciplined healthy eating and exercise can resolve that issue. Brachioplasty, also called an Arm Lift, may be the just the procedure to fit your needs.
Brachioplasty procedures are performed as an outpatient through an incision that, most frequently, runs along the skin of the upper/under arm between the elbow and the armpit. It is worth noting that this incision will leave a visible scar, though for many that is a worthwhile trade-off for the contouring results they seek. Sometimes liposuction may be performed in combination with the procedure to also remove stubborn fat in the area. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse.