Arm Lift Brachioplasty
Loose upper arm skin can develop with age even if you’ve had stable weight. This can be a frustrating area because diet and exercise won’t get rid of the extra skin. Arm lifting procedures are a powerful way to give you the arm contour you desire. This can be performed with or without liposuction depending on your needs. We always try to hide the incision on the inner aspect of the arm and the length can vary from a small incision in the axilla to a longer one down the arm. Dr. Butz’s goal is to give you the best outcome and that cannot always be done through a minimal incision.
Ideal candidates are healthy men and women who desire improvements in the their loose upper arm skin.
Preparing for your Procedure
As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your Doctor prior to stopping medications.
Brachioplasty or an arm lift surgery involves excising redundant skin on the upper arm. Liposuction is used help reduce the overall and slim the arms. The excess skin is excised and the scar is hidden on the inside of the arm. Dr. Butz will discuss the details of the procedure with you during the consultation and tailor the operation to you needs.
The procedure is performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with the assistance of an anesthesiologist. A light compression garment will be in place for the first few days after the procedure. Dr. Butz may leave two drains in place to help reduce the amount of swelling. You may have some numbness, and tightness initially. This is normal and will improve with time. You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2-4 weeks and avoid lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk. We always encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.
Recovery Time: 7-10 weeks
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns and learn about your potential treatment options.