Arm Lift

Procedure: 2-3 hours
Recovery: 7-10 days

There’s no attractive phrase that can be used to describe that loose skin and fat that hangs from your upper arms. If you’re too familiar with this condition you may wish to investigate an arm lift with Dr. O’Brien.

What is an arm lift?

Every year, thousands of people undergo successful upper arm lift surgery and are pleased with the results. If your weight is normal, but you feel your shape is marred by underarm laxity, then an arm lift may be for you.

During an upper arm lift (brachioplasty), Dr. O’Brien reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat. Removing the excess skin caused by weight loss can tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow; liposuction is sometimes used in combination to achieve the best results.

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

As long as your weight does not fluctuate, you should expect the results of your upper arm lift to last for many years. Your body will continue to age, including your skin, which may lead to loose skin in the future. If you gain considerable weight after the surgery and then lose the weight, loose skin will return.

How long is recovery from an arm lift?

Dr. O’Brien may place your arms in a compression garment or wrap immediately following surgery. Wear this exactly as directed. Remove it only as directed for cleansing incisions or showering.

You will need a few weeks to recover and heal from an arm lift procedure. It will be at least one or two weeks before you can return to work and about ten days before you can drive.

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