Arm Lift

How Long Does an Arm Lift Last?

The results from an arm lift are long-lasting and semi-permanent. They correct the current state of your arm but do not prevent future skin sagging that may occur due to aging or as a result of any additional weight gain

Is arm lift surgery painful?

Overall, arm lift surgery is a well-tolerated procedure without much pain or downtime.

Is arm lift surgery worth it?

Is arm lift surgery worth the cost? If you have extra skin that hangs below your arms and does not only take away their toned appearance but also your confidence, then it’s worth it.

Does an arm lift include armpit?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, reshapes the under portion of the upper arm from the underarm region to the elbow.

Do arm lifts leave bad scars?

Arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) always leaves a scar. While the scars from an upper arm lift are permanent, there are steps you can take to make them heal as nicely as possible. Once the scar fades, many people feel more comfortable showing off their upper arms in their preferred clothing styles.

What not to do after arm lift?
  • Avoid raising your arms over shoulder level, or pushing or pulling anything for the first 2 weeks. (You may do your hair).
  • Avoid any aerobic type of activity or strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks.
  • You can resume sexual activity at least 2 weeks after surgery, or when it is no longer painful.
Do you lose weight after arm lift surgery?

An arm lift will remove around 1.5 pounds of fat. But this is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, it is a cosmetic procedure that corrects a flabby upper arm. If you have bat wings, then this procedure is the best option for you to recontour your arms.

What is the best surgery to tighten arms?

Brachioplasty usually produces a tightened and more youthful and attractive appearance to the upper arm. The permanent scar may stay thick and red, but tends to fade over time and reaches its final appearance over 12 to 18 months.

How do I know if I need an arm lift?

If you have loose skin, diet and exercise cannot fix that. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can tighten, lift and smooth the skin and tissues of your arm for a more sleek and sculpted shape.

What is a mini arm lift?

A mini arm lift, also known as a “limited incision Brachioplasty” is a surgical procedure done to sculpt the arm by removing loose or sagging skin tissue to create arms that are leaner, better defined, more fitting with the rest of the upper body, and more attractive.

What is the difference between arm lift and mini arm lift?

Mini Arm Lift is similar to that of the full arm lift but on a reduced scale. The mini arm lift procedure is for patients who have lost a moderate amount of weight due to diet and exercise. It is also for those with excess skin as a result of the natural aging process.

What is the difference between arm lift and brachioplasty?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is an arm surgery that can help remove extra skin and fat from the area between your armpit and elbow. You may be a candidate for an upper arm lift (brachioplasty) if: You’ve lost significant weight and your skin wasn’t able to contract to fit your smaller arms.

What can go wrong with brachioplasty?

Complications that can occur after brachioplasty include small wound separations, dehiscence , seroma, lymphocele/lymphedema, inability to close the arm, bad scarring , infection, bleeding, nerve compression/compartment syndrome, neuromas, and sensory loss

What is the best plastic surgery for upper arms?

Lipo arms and/or  brachioplasty, or an arm lift, is a surgical procedure designed to remove sagging skin from the upper arms. When performing an arm lift, the surgeon produces a more proportional and shapely appearance. Diet and exercise can only do so much and does not correct excess skin.

Is a mini arm lift worth it?

The results of a mini arm lift can vary depending on your individual situation, but generally, you should expect to see an improvement in the appearance and contour of your arms. This can include reduced sagging and a more toned look.

How long do your arms hurt after arm lift?

Pain after any invasive surgery is normal. You are likely to experience light to moderate pain after an arm lift surgery. The pain will be at its peak during the first 2-3 days following your surgery. But patients usually find it very manageable with the help of their prescribed pain medication.

How do you sleep after arm lift?


Sleep: Sleep on your back with your head and legs elevated (1-2 pillows). Since the incisions are on the front and the back it can be difficult to get comfortable. Sleeping on your side is ok too if that allows you to feel less pulling at the incision sites. Continue this for one to two weeks.

When can I shower after arm lift?

AFTER SURGERY: Shower after 36 hours, then pat dry. ONE MONTH: Only showers for one month. No tub baths, Jacuzzi or swimming for one month. AFTER ONE MONTH: It is okay to go back to swimming.

Can I sleep on my side after arm lift?

Most patients can resume side or stomach sleeping approximately three weeks following surgery. You should continue wearing compression garments during sleep for the first four weeks following surgery.

How many types of arm lifts are there?

Types Of Arm Lift Surgery

There are three types of arm lift surgeries: the mini arm lift, the standard arm lift, and the extended arm lift.

Is arm fat surgery safe?

In general, brachioplasty is a safe procedure. But all surgeries come with risks. Your risks depend on your age, the amount of weight you lost, and other health issues you have. They also depend on your surgeon’s approach to surgery.

What is the age limit for brachioplasty?

Candidates for Brachioplasty surgery range in age from 18-70 years old as long are they are in good health and fit for surgery under general anesthetic.

Is liposuction better than arm lift?

Liposuction and arm lifts are the two options for surgical correction of upper arm deformities; one focuses on the fat while the other concentrates on the excess skin.

How painful is a mini lift?

As with a traditional facelift, the sutures may be removed about seven days after surgery. Because a mini facelift is less invasive than a full facelift, most patients report feeling minimal pain and discomfort following their surgery. It is common to experience some slight bruising and swelling.

How long does a brachioplasty take to heal?

Depending on your overall skin health, you may expect a full recovery in approximately two to three weeks. During this “recovery period,” it is wise to have a friend or family member drive you home following your procedure.

How do you prevent scarring after brachioplasty?

There are several strategies to minimize scarring after arm lift surgery. These include following  our wound care instructions, protecting the scar from the sun, maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking/vaping, and possibly using silicone sheets or gel.

Is brachioplasty done on both arms at same time?

A brachioplasty requires an operating room to complete, with both arms addressed. Recovery depends on what activities you would like to return to doing but most patients are feeling much better at a weeks time.

Can you get an arm lift and breast lift at the same time?

Unless we doing mini arm lift, we do not advise doing both of them at same time as incision from arm can extend to insicion of breast.

How long do you wear a compression garment after arm lift?

The garment is to be worn 24/7 for the first 4 weeks following surgery. After 4 weeks, the garment is to be worn for 16 – 24 hrs/day daily for an additional 8 weeks. EXERCISE AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY: No overheating for the first 3 weeks

Can you get an arm lift while awake?

A general arm lift procedure takes between one to three hours, and may be performed using either general anesthesia or twilight anesthesia (a form of anesthesia that leaves you awake but unaware of the procedure).

How long does swelling last after arm lift?

One Week Post-Op: By the end of the first week, you should start to see a gradual reduction in swelling and bruising. However, your arm will still look and feel different than usual. Two Weeks Post-Op: At this point, a noticeable amount of swelling and bruising should have subsided.