What is Brachioplasty (arm lift)?

What is Brachioplasty (arm lift)?An arm lift cosmetic surgery, medically known as brachioplasty, may be an excellent solution for people who feel self-conscious about loose, sagging skin on their upper arms.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides brachioplasty to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations.


How it Works

In arm lift body contouring procedure, the cosmetic surgeon will shave away excess, sagging skin, and eliminate stubborn fatty pockets.

Then they will pull the skin tight to ensure that it conforms to the new contours of the arm. They will emerge from the procedure looking more youthful and fitter, with arms that appear more toned and firmer.

Brachioplasty may be a suitable option if the patient has recently lost a significant amount of weight due to diet and exercise or bariatric surgery.

It can also effectively address signs of aging in the upper arms. There are various surgical techniques that can be used to undertake the procedure, including a traditional upper arm lift and a mini-arm lift.

The surgeon will help the patient choose the appropriate solution for them based on their aesthetic goals and the natural contours of their arms. Regardless of the type of arm lift that a patient chooses, the treatment can have a dramatic effect on their overall appearance.

Many men and women discover that even slight changes in the appearance of their arms can make their entire body look visibly younger and fitter.


Arm Lift Techniques

Arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that can be performed using two techniques. The full upper arm lift surgery involves the placement of an incision in the armpit and along the underside of the arm to the elbow. The incision is placed in the armpit in a mini arm lift.  

Upper Arm Lift

The upper arm lift can eliminate excess, sagging skin on the upper arm. Most patients develop this loose skin due to rapid weight loss or the loss of skin elasticity due to the natural process of aging.

The surgeon will place an incision along the arm to perform an upper arm lift. The length and location of the incision will differ depending on the amount of skin to be removed and the location of the excess skin flap.

A standard brachioplasty involves the placement of an incision that extends from the armpit to the elbow. The surgeon may create either a z-shaped or curved incision during this procedure to minimize any future scarring after the healing is complete.

In case the patient has very loose skin, an extended brachioplasty may be a more suitable procedure for them. This procedure involves placing an incision that extends from the armpit and down along the side of the chest. The surgeon can eliminate the maximum amount of skin with this longer incision.

Mini Arm Lift

The mini arm lift may be an option for patients who only require minor revision to the skin on their upper arms. A mini arm lift surgery is similar to a full arm lift.

The surgeon will eliminate excess skin and fat to develop a more appealing shape. However, the incision in a mini arm lift is much smaller. In a majority of cases, the surgeon makes the incision in the armpit, where the scar will be barely perceptible.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for brachioplasty.
To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

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