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About this procedure

Excessive amount of upper arm skin can occur after weight loss, or it can be an inherited trait. Disproportionate amounts of extra skin and fat in the upper arms can limit the clothing one can wear, and can interfere with many activities.

There are two ways to get rid of excess hanging skin and fat of the upper arms.. If the condition is not pronounced, the lesser deformity can sometimes be corrected through liposuction. If the condition is pronounced, however, the large, hanging folds of skin and fat are best treated by surgical excision.  A combination of liposuction and excision is sometimes warranted.  These procedures can be performed safely and with minimal scarring

During an arm lift surgery, the excess skin and fat are first freed from the underlying arm structures.  Muscles, nerves, and vessels are protected. The excess skin and fat are carefully removed and the brachioplasty arm lift is closed, leaving the scar in a natural groove, which is not readily seen.  As all sutures are placed beneath the skin, there are no cross-hatching scar deformities.

At Fairbanks Plastic Surgery Center, we make every effort to minimize scarring and provide our patients the natural and younger look to their arms they wish to achieve.

Brachioplasty Arm Lift Before and After

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Arm Lift Surgery
Before & After Photos

Arm Lift before and after

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Arm Lift before and after

*All before and after photos are real patients of Fairbanks Plastic Surgery. Identifiable images are used with patient permission.