An Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. Brachioplasty patients will enjoy the appearance of more sleek, contoured toned arms.
After weight loss surgery or advancing age, there maybe a large amount of hanging skin from the upper arms resulting in a "bat-wing" appearance. This can be treated with a brachioplasty or arm lift that will remove the excess skin and fat from this region. After brachioplasty the arms will appear more trim, firm and smooth. As an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr Phillip R. Craft is an excellent choice of surgeon for this procedure.
"Go sleeveless with confidence!"
It is not uncommon for women to have excess fat in the upper arm that is difficult to get rid of even with exercise. Furthermore, as one ages, the upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. The upper arm can be treated with just liposuction if the primary problem is excess fat, or, with a combination of liposuction and removal of excess skin if the skin is loose. The incision for removal and tightening of the skin can be hidden in the armpit if there is only a moderate amount of excess skin. If there is a significant amount of skin to remove, the incision is placed along the inner aspect of the arm to minimize the visibility. The scar will fade to some extent over 6 to 12 months.
Dr. Phillip Craft is very experienced and skilled in this procedure and is aware of the modifications and staging issues important for weight loss patients.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon