What is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the armpit region to the elbow. The procedure is performed to:
- Reduce skin that’s lost elasticity and sags downward
- Tighten and smooth the supportive tissue that defines the upper arm
- Minimize localized pockets of fat in the upper arm area
Weight fluctuation, aging, and hereditary traits can cause drooping of upper arm skin and tissue. While exercise can improve muscle tone, it can’t fix excess skin that’s lost elasticity, weak tissues, or fatty deposits.
Is Brachioplasty right for me?
If the underside of your upper arms has a loose and full appearance, an arm lift can help by reducing the extra skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, resulting in smoother skin and a more toned appearance. Note that the procedure also results in a scar on the inside of your upper arm.
In general, candidates for an arm lift include:
- Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
- Adults of any age with a relatively stable weight
- Adults who are not significantly overweight
- Healthy individuals with no existing medical conditions that could impair healing or increase surgery risk
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific, realistic expectations for the results of brachioplasty
How much does Brachioplasty cost?
The cost for brachioplasty varies from practice to practice and with a handful of variables. During your consultation, you’ll want to make sure you are taking into account the following costs:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Hospital or surgical facility fees
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
- Post-surgery garments
- Medical tests
Ok, I'm in. What should I expect?
Step 1: Schedule a consultation!
At your consultation, be prepared to discuss realistic expectations based on your unique build, genetics, history and lifestyle. You may be asked to get pre-surgical lab testing, medication evaluation and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Brachioplasty does require anesthesia and you will receive specific pre- and post-operative instructions from your surgeon.