A brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a procedure designed to get rid of that stubborn fat and skin that runs the length of your upper arms. This area can be particularly difficult to sculpt with only diet and exercise.
There are two brachioplasty procedures that can be performed depending on the amount of skin and fat to be removed. Both types of procedures are devised to reduce extra fat and skin in the arms creating a more youthful and toned appearance.
A full brachioplasty is perfect for patients with little skin elasticity or obvious sagging skin. Liposuction alone will not resolve the problem as it only addresses the fat and not the remaining excess skin. For optimum results, the excess skin needs to be removed. The full brachioplasty procedure achieves this by reshaping the upper arm through the removal of extra fat as well as skin.
A minibrachioplasty is appropriate for patients with moderate skin elasticity but excess fat. For this procedure, the patient’s skin still retracts well and liposuction will provide minimally invasive fat removal while facilitating skin retraction for toned upper arms.