What Is an Arm Lift and How Can It Help Me?


Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure that is performed to remove excess skin and stubborn fat from the upper arm area. This surgery is often performed after significant weight loss or to address areas of concern brought on by the natural aging process. Here is what you should know.

Arm Lift Surgery Options

An arm lift is a reliable way to remove excess skin while also tightening the upper arm area. This procedure dramatically improves the contour and appearance of the arms while reducing visible signs of aging, such as sagging skin. Several arm lift options are available depending on the extent of lift needed.

Traditional Arm Lift

A traditional arm lift is typically performed in situations where a lot of excess skin and fat must be removed from the area between the elbow and the armpit. This type of arm lift is better suited for individuals who have a significant amount of fat and excess skin on the entire upper arm.

Extended Arm Lift

This type of arm lift is generally used in cases where there are concerns related to the side of the body. The surgeon will remove loose skin and fatty tissue underneath the arm to help address them.

Hidden Arm List

A hidden arm lift, also called a limited incision brachioplasty, can be combined with liposuction in some cases to remove a moderate amount of skin and fat. This procedure involves creating an incision in the crease of the underarm to limit the appearance of scarring afterward, as the name suggests.

Liposuction Treatment

Patients who have good skin elasticity may benefit from having liposuction treatment performed on its own. This procedure generally works best in situations where there is no excess skin and only a small amount of fat needs to be removed.

Schedule Liposuction in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you would like to schedule a consultation to determine which arm lift procedure will work best for you, contact our team at Cosmetic and Reconstructive Specialists of Florida today by calling (954) 533-8029. One of our board-certified and experienced surgeons can meet with you at our Fort Lauderdale, FL to discuss your situation and determine which is the most appropriate treatment option.

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