BrachioplastyA brachioplasty, or arm lift, tightens and reshapes the upper arm. An arm lift may be appropriate if you have loose or hanging skin or excess fat in the upper arm despite toning exercises. If there is a minimal amount of loose skin, sometimes liposuction or non-invasive fat reduction techniques alone can be used to re-shape the upper arm. For patients with more skin laxity, an arm lift can be done with either an incision hidden in the armpit or one that extends to the elbow for maximum contour improvement.

  • How is a brachioplasty performed?

    If your skin tone is good, reshaping the upper arm can sometimes be done with liposuction alone. In patients who have loose, hanging skin resulting from weight loss or aging, an incision can be made from the axilla (armpit) along the inner arm to remove the excess skin.

  • What is the recovery like?

    Brachioplasty is done under general anesthesia and can be an outpatient procedure.  It may require an overnight stay if combined with other procedures. Your arms will be wrapped for the first few days after surgery, and light activity can be resumed 1-2 days after surgery. There will be bruising and swelling for 1-2 weeks after surgery, and the final appearance of your arms will continue to improve for 6-8 weeks.

  • Why choose us?


    2009 – 2017

    2009 – 2017

    2009 – 2017

    2009 – 2017

“The process of changing your lifestyle and losing a significant amount of weight is a long journey which often ends in a fitter and healthier version of yourself but still not quite the body you wish you had. Body contouring surgery can remove the excess skin and reveal the body you have worked so hard to achieve.”

Claire Duggal, MD