Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
If you have unsightly sagging skin on the upper arms due to aging, genetics or weight loss, this procedure can reduce or eliminate excess skin from the upper arms.
The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia. In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow into the armpit. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible.
After surgery, the upper arms are either wrapped or placed in an elastic sleeve to reduce swelling. Initial healing usually occurs in 10 to 14 days. Sutures are usually removed within the first 2 to 3 weeks. Swelling and bruising gradually disappear over 3 to 4 weeks. All swelling is gone in 3 to 6 months. The scars fade in 6 to 24 months, depending on your skin.
An additional procedure that may enhance the result is Liposuction of the upper arms or armpits.