Banish Bat Wings with an Arm Lift

armliftIt’s hot outside, so why are you wearing sleeves? If loose, sagging skin on your arms is causing you to cover up, come see us. An arm lift can tighten up your arms and banish those unsightly bat wings. Long sleeves, short sleeves, tank tops, or sleeveless, the decision of what to wear should be up to you, not your arms.

What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, also called brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the arm area. It tightens up the appearance of the arms and restores youthful contours. If your arms are flabby and loose, ask us about an arm lift.

During an arm lift an incision is made from the armpit to the elbow. Excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin is stretched tight and stitched together. We may make other small incisions, depending on the amount of loose skin present. After recovery you will have a scar, but this should fade substantially, and since it is placed in the “position of conversation” between the bicep and the back of the arm, many people won’t even notice it unless you point it out!  Most patients find the appearance of their arms is dramatically improved, even with the scar that remains after surgery.

Is an Arm Lift Right for Me?

Are you thinking about an arm lift? This procedure can be performed on its own or paired with other body contouring procedures. It may be right for you if:

  • You have loose skin on the arms after weight loss.
  • You have flabby upper arms, often caused by aging.
  • You want to restore a tighter, more youthful appearance to your arms.

We can help you determine if an arm lift is right for you.

What’s Recovery Like After an Arm Lift?

You’ll return home shortly after your surgery to recover. Discomfort, bruising, numbness, and swelling are common, but we’ll provide oral pain medications to help you feel better. Most patients take about a week off from work, resuming light activities after 5-7 days. You’ll need to be careful with lifting until you’ve recovered. You can resume full activity in about 4-6 weeks. We’ll meet with you several times during your recovery to assess your progress and answer any questions.

To learn more about brachioplasty and read about the procedure in detail, click here to see a technique paper written by Dr. Krochmal.

Ditch the sleeves and show off your arms with pride. An arm lift can help you lose the flab for tighter, contoured arms. Call and schedule your consultation today.