How Does an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Work?
Dr. Tenley Lawton performs arm lifts under general anesthesia, and the procedure typically takes two to three hours. She customizes each brachioplasty based on the amount of loose skin and the anatomy of your arms. The procedure uses an incision from the underarm area to the elbow, although the length of this incision varies depending on the details of your treatment plan.
Many people who have an arm lift have issues with the appearance of that area. However, Dr. Lawton may also perform an arm lift as part of a body lift. Individuals with significant weight loss can experience sagging skin in many areas, including the upper arms. Discuss all your areas of concern during your consultation.
What is Recovery Like After an Arm Lift?
You can expect some bruising, swelling, and soreness after your arm lift. You should plan for one to two weeks away from work. Activities, especially those that require raising your arms, will be limited for the first three to four weeks. Most people have fully recovered in six to eight weeks.
Follow Dr. Lawton’s incision care instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize scarring. You will have a scar under your arm after brachioplasty, but in general, people find that this scar bothers them much less than sagging skin and flabby arms.