Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift or a brachioplasty is the surgical excision of excess loose skin on the upper arm. The most frequent individual seeking this procedure is someone who has lost a large amount of weight and has developed skin deflation as a result. Since the loose skin contains no muscle and barely any fat, no amount of additional weight loss or toning exercise will be able to get rid of this skin laxity. The procedure is appropriate for a patient whose weight has been stable within 10 lbs for about six months, who is happy with his or her weight, and who does not object to having a longitudinal scar extending from the armpit to the upper inner forearm.