An arm lift (brachioplasty) reshapes the back part of your upper arm to make it look smoother and more natural. You may consider the surgery if you are bothered by sagging skin under your arms. An arm lift can help you feel more confident wearing clothes that show off your arms and can improve your body image.
You can learn more about cosmetic procedures performed at the Duke Aesthetic Center at our informational seminars.
What to Know When Considering Brachioplasty
An arm lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin from the under part of your arm from the armpit to the elbow. While exercise can strengthen your upper arm muscles, it cannot tighten the skin overlying the muscles. Patients choose this procedure because droopy under-arm skin is hard to hide, especially if you want to wear short sleeves.
You will Have a Scar
While the procedure will result in more toned looking arms, it will also leave a scar. Our plastic surgeons position the fine scar in a location that is not noticeable, typically on the back or the inside of the arm.
Short Procedure, Fast Recovery
If you are in good health and you are not actively trying to achieve significant weight loss, you may be a candidate for an arm lift. The procedure is short – about one to two hours – and is performed in an outpatient surgery center. You should be able to recover and resume your normal activities quickly.
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