An arm lift offers a welcome solution for those who may have lost muscle tone due to aging or weight loss. With an arm lift, you can feel confident and comfortable in your own skin again.

What is an arm lift?

A brachioplasty, often referred to as an arm lift, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin from the upper arms. It may be necessary for patients who experienced dramatic weight loss due to bariatric surgery or for those who want to reshape the contour of their upper arms after pregnancy or aging. The procedure sculpts and reshapes the upper arms so they appear firm and youthful. Patients may experience improved function and greater self-confidence after they've undergone a successful arm lift procedure. If you are considering a brachioplasty, consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your treatment goals and develop an appropriate plan that best suits your individual needs.

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Why choose Radiance by Roller?

At Radiance by Roller, our commitment to our patients' well-being is unparalleled. Our team of medical professionals has extensive experience performing arm lifts to help patients address the skin laxity and diminishing tone they may experience after weight loss or aging. We also offer several state-of-the-art procedures, such as BodyTite, that can provide superior results in an efficient and safe manner with minimal downtime and almost no scarring. If you want to restore a slim contour to your arms, there's no better choice than Radiance by Roller for your arm lift.

What are the benefits of an arm lift?

A brachioplasty is more than just an aesthetic procedure. It offers practical benefits, as well as aesthetic ones, by addressing the heavy, sagging skin that accumulates after major weight loss and/or aging. This excess skin can be problematic, as it often doesn't respond to positive changes in diet and exercise and can inhibit normal movement of the arms, leading to an uncomfortable and awkward posture.

In addition to this, feeling self-conscious about how the sagging skin looks can limit wardrobe choices. Arm lifts are a highly effective way of:

  • Restoring proportion and tone while providing a much more natural appearance. 
  • Providing relief from skin chafing further 
  • Allowing you to fit comfortably into your clothes again
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What is the procedure for an arm lift?

A brachioplasty involves making incisions along the inner or back of the arm – depending on where excess skin has gathered and the volume of skin being removed – which extend from the underarm down to just above the elbow. Once the unwanted skin has been taken away, fatty deposits can be eliminated with liposuction if necessary. The underlying tissue responsible for maintaining shape is then tightened and any remaining outer skin is contoured.

What is the recovery for an arm lift?

Though the speed of healing varies from person to person, plan to stay home from work and school for at least two weeks following your arm lift surgery. In approximately 4 to 6 weeks, you should be able to continue your regular activities.

Will my arm lift leave any scars?

Scars from an arm lift are permanent but are usually located in areas that aren't easily visible to others. Injections of certain medications and other treatments may be used to lessen their appearance.

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What should I expect after my procedure?

After your brachioplasty procedure, elastic bandages will be wrapped around your arm to lessen swelling. Tubes may be placed under your skin to drain away extra fluids. You may need to get your stitches removed at a follow-up visit if necessary.

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