With age, your body won’t respond to exercise the way it used to. Whether it’s toned arms, legs, or abs that you’re aiming for, over time, you might need a little extra help toning those muscles.

Arm fat, in particular, can be a little hard to shed. However many bicep and tricep curls you do with those dumbbells, your stubborn arm fat may still remain without much of an improvement. And nothing looks worse than fat and flabby arms! After all, everyone wants toned arms that they can show off in sleeveless clothing without having to feel embarrassed.

If your arms are sagging and you want to get rid of all that extra fat and skin, then what you need is an arm lift.

What Is An Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a type of plastic surgery procedure that helps to improve the appearance and tone of your arms by removing any excess fat, tissue, and skin from underneath your arms (the upper part of your arms).

An arm lift is also known as a brachioplasty. It helps to reshape the area underneath your upper arms, starting from the underarm region to the elbow.

During an arm lift, the excess tissue, skin, and fat are removed from your arms, between the elbow region and the armpit region. The surgeon will then carefully place the remaining skin over the new, repositioned arm contours to give your arms an overall more toned and even look.

An arm lift, or a brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can do the following:

  • Helps reduce the excess/sagging skin, tissue, and fat that droops down from the arms.
  • Helps to tighten and smoothen the supportive underlying tissue that shapes the upper arm
  • Helps to reduce the localized, accumulated pockets of fat present in the upper region of the arms

Some factors that contribute to your upper arms having a sagging and drooping appearance include growing older, heredity and fluctuations in weight. Arm fat is something that cannot be cured through exercise and/or diet.

If the under portion of your arms are loose or sagging in the upper region due to excess skin, tissue, and fat, giving the dreaded bat-wing appearance, then an arm lift surgery is the right type of plastic surgery for you.

What Steps are Involved in an Arm Lift Procedure

You will be administered certain medications during your arm lift surgery. These include either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, but the doctor will recommend the best choice to suit you.

Your surgeon will then determine the length, pattern, and placement of the incision. This will depend on the amount of excess tissue, fat, and skin to be removed.

The incisions will generally be made to limit the visibility of post-surgical marks as the incisions heal. The excess fat may be removed with liposuction. Then the underlying supportive tissue will be tightened and then reshaped using sutures placed internally. Finally, the excess skin will be excised and reshaped to form the new contours of your arm.

Contact Our Office

If showing off your arms has become embarrassing or your feel the need to hide them because of those dreaded bat-wings, then an arm lift is the perfect solution for you. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Gregory Stagnone.