Introduction to

Brachioplasty / Arm Lift

Arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty) helps to remove excess fat and skin from the arm area to create a more youthful, tighter appearance. The upper arms typically sag and soften with age and major weight loss, and many men and women notice loose or sagging ski n in this area well before reaching middle age. The arm lift can help remove excess ‘bat wing’ skin, tighten and tone up the arm, and create a more contoured appearance. It is most beneficial for those who do not see sufficient improvement in arm shape from diet and exercise alone.

Dr. Webb has been performing the arm lift procedure with great success for many years in the Atlanta area and uses several different techniques to remove excess fat and create a more attractive look. The surgery is performed by placing a subtle incision either on the inside or on the back of the arm. Although the scar can extend from the armpit to the elbow, the scar will gradually fade with time. The procedure may be combined with some arm liposuction to decrease the arm circumference even further and enable more skin to be removed. Brachioplasty c an be performed with other body contouring and sculpting procedures , such as breast lift (mastopexy) or removal of the excess skin of the lateral chest wall (thoracoplasty).

How the

Arm Lift is Performed

The arm lift is performed using a combination of skin repositioning, skin removal, liposuction and skin tightening techniques. The procedure involves making a long incision along the inner posterior arm area to remove the excess skin a nd fat.

In some cases, Dr. Webb will only make a small incision near the armpit; if this is the case, the patient can hide the scars from surgery much more easily.
After the incision is created, Dr. Webb will liposuction the excess fat when needed and rem ove all excess skin completely . In some instances, drains may be used for a few days . Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions and compression bandages and garments are placed to encourage wound healing and decrease swelling

More Information

About Arm Lift in Atlanta

The arm lift is most appropriate for men and women who have made significant changes to their diet and exercise routine but still cannot get rid of excess skin and fat around the upper arms or elbows to achieve a contoured and sculpted appearance.

Most patients who undergo this procedure enjoy the benefits of tighter and toned-appearing arms and a more balanced silhouette.

Dr. Webb sits down and carefully goes through the benefits and drawbacks of the arm lift procedure during the initial consultation. She will discuss a patient’s goals and expectations and, together, they will devise a surgical plan that is most appropriate for each person.

Contact Dr. Webb at our beautiful Atlanta office to arrange a personal consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for this upper body contouring procedure.