Body Procedures

Extended Arm Lift

The Quick Facts about Extended Arm Lift

Length of Extended Arm Lift Procedure: 2 - 3 Hours
Anesthesia: General
In or Outpatient Procedure: Outpatient
Many people have unshapely and saggy upper arms, especially as they get older or lose a significant amount of weight. An arm lift from Dr. Gillespie can give your upper arms a toned and fit appearance. Dr. Gillespie, double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, has helped many men and women tighten their upper arms, reduce upper arm size, and feel comfortable with their arms

What Is An Arm Lift?

An arm lift, also called brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. With age, skin can become loose and flabby. Dr. Gillespie performs arm lifts on men and women who want to reshape their upper arms and tighten this skin.

If your upper arms don’t look firm and toned, you may want to discuss an arm lift with Dr. Gillespie. He may recommend liposuction as a solution. Liposuction is a simple procedure that removes excess fat in the upper arms to sculpt a new look. After most arm lift procedures, patients feel a boost in their self-esteem and confidence.

An arm lift can help patients achieve the following goals:

Eliminate excess saggy skin that hangs down when arms are extended away from the body.
Reduce localized fat pockets in the upper arm.
Tighten and even out the underlying supportive tissue that shapes and defines the arm.

Am I A Good Candidate For An Arm Lift?

Generally speaking, the following individuals are good candidates for an arm lift:

Adults of any age who have a relatively stable weight and who are not morbidly obese.
Individuals who have a positive demeanor and who understand that an arm lift is part of a solution to looking and feeling great.
Healthy men and women who do not have medical conditions that would make healing difficult and who do not have conditions that could increase risk.
People who can commit to living a healthy lifestyle, since ongoing weight maintenance involves eating a good diet and exercising.

Keep in mind that an arm lift is not a solution for correcting weakened muscles in the upper arm. Many people that undergo arm lift procedures have tried toning and sculpting their upper arms, and they find that their problems do not lie in the muscles.

Extended Arm Lift Video

For additional information on extended arm lift, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for this procedure.

Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.