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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)- Fort Worth, TX

Overview

Excess skin and fat in the arms can be removed with an upper arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty. If you find yourself avoiding sleeveless shirts or blouses because you are tired of the excess upper arm skin–or “bat wing arms”–then an upper arm lift can help. The lift is used to create a more contoured arm appearance for both men and women. If necessary, the arm lift can be combined with an excision of skin along the upper trunk and chest, near the breasts. Liposuction may also be used to treat excess arm fullness. During a consultation at our Fort Worth office, we will discuss the benefits of arm lift plastic surgery and answer your questions. Our team is experienced in the latest advances in plastic surgery and committed to providing a safe and successful outcome for our patients.

Surgical Technique

During arm lift surgery, an incision is made along the inner arm, from the armpit down towards the elbow. Once this incision has been made, liposuction may be used to remove excess fat, and any loose skin will be trimmed away. Depending on the extent of the surgery, a draining tube may be placed to help control bleeding. In patients with excessive drooping, where there is looseness within the internal tissue structures, a tightening technique will be used internally. These surgical efforts will result in a smaller circumference of the upper arm.

During/After Surgery

Brachioplasty is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes around 2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. If this surgery is combined with another body contouring procedure, then the patient may be required to stay overnight in the hospital. Following surgery, the arm should be kept elevated to help control swelling and promote circulation. Patients will experience a slow return of normal function. Arm and hand strength, specifically, will be weak for the first several weeks as the internal tissues heal.