The Brachioplasty procedure, also called an Arm Lift, is a body contouring procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the upper arms, particularly when there is sagging that can’t be addressed through traditional diet and exercise alone. The Brachioplasty procedure is performed through an incision on the upper arm of varying lengths between the elbow and the armpit. The variations in length of incision and the precise placement of the incision depend on the amount of reduction being performed.
Following the brachioplasty procedure the arm is bandaged and wrapped, sometimes a compression garment may be worn to help reduce swelling immediately after the surgery. In some cases, a tiny tube may be placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood. Ideal candidates for the brachioplasty procedure are in good mental and physical health, with no conditions that may hinder the body’s ability to heal, they should also be non-smokers with realistic expectations for the procedure and its potential results.