Brachioplasty, also known as Arm Lift or Arm Tuck, is a procedure designed to remove the redundant, loose skin of the upper arms. Hanging arm skin, also known as “bat wings”, can interfere with one’s ability to fit into sleeved tops, as well as causing underarm rashes or irritation. The majority of candidates for brachioplasty are those who have experienced a massive weight loss, but may also include those who have, for genetic reasons, accumulated a large amount of upper arm flabbiness or loss of skin elasticity.
The incisions are made inside the upper arm or in the armpit region. By means of this incision, excess skin and fat is removed. A compression garment is worn for 4 weeks. The arm lift procedure tightens the skin of the arms by eliminating the sagging skin. This procedure may be performed alone, or in conjunction with other procedures. It usually takes one week to recover from arm lift procedures, however, this may vary depending on your lifestyle. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 3-4 weeks, but walking is encouraged following surgery.
What follows are photos of our plastic surgery patients. You are viewing an image gallery for Dr. Scott Harris, Dr. Alan Dulin, and Dr. Peter Raphael of the American Institute for Plastic Surgery. To see more detail on these patients who have chosen to undergo an arm lift procedure, please click on any individual image.
Individual results may vary.