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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Brachioplasty is surgically re-contouring the arms. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia.

Excessive skin is removed, sometimes in conjunction with a liposuction procedure to remove fat from the arms. For removal of large amounts of skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow to the armpit. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring may always be visible. More moderate skin removal is sometimes possible with a smaller incision which is limited to the armpit area to try to keep the scar better hidden.

At Azul Plastic Surgery we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your arm lift surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients in Fort Bend County and throughout the greater Houston area. Request your personal consultation.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Frequently Asked Questions

If you have unsightly sagging skin on the upper arms due to aging, genetics, or weight loss.
Reduction or elimination of excess skin from the upper arms.
The procedure is usually done under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care). In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow into the armpit.

The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible.

After surgery, the upper arms are either wrapped or placed in an elastic sleeve to reduce swelling. Initial healing usually occurs in 10-14 days. Sutures are usually removed within the first 2-3 weeks. Swelling and bruising gradually disappear over 3-4 weeks. All swelling is gone in 3-6 months. The scars fade in 6-24 months depending on your skin.
An additional procedure that may enhance the result is Liposuction of the upper arms or axillae.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.

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