Do you have flabby or hanging upper arms? The skin and tissue on the upper arms can stretch, creating “bat wings” or swinging flesh that hangs under your arm. Aging, weight loss and other factors can contribute to flabby upper arms that you may want to hide under sleeved shirts and dresses. If you want firm, youthful upper arms, brachioplasty may be the right procedure for you. Eden Plastic Surgery Institute offers arm lift surgery or brachioplasty as part of our body contouring procedures at our clinic in Miami.
Both men and women can experience hanging skin and tissue on their upper arms. It is common after a significant weight or size loss on the arms, leaving behind stretched skin. The risk of hanging skin increases as you age due to lower collagen and elastin in the skin. Exercise will not tighten loose skin – the only remedy is to excise it through surgery. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can remove fat and excess skin, then tighten the entire upper arm for a firmer appearance.
How Is Arm Lift Surgery Performed?
There are different types of brachioplasty, depending on the extent of excess or loose skin and tissue. The incision can be made in the arm pit in some cases; others can be placed discreetly under the arms. Liposuction is often performed to remove any excess fat cells then the skin and tissue is reduced and tightened. Once healed, the scars are usually difficult to see and well worth the improvement in the tone and appearance of the upper arm.
If you have flabby or hanging skin on your upper arms, brachioplasty can restore a more toned, youthful appearance. To learn more about arm lift surgery, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali Charafeddine and begin your journey to tighter, firmer upper arms.