What is a Brachioplasty or Arm Lift?

Loose skin of the upper arms is of great concern for many women after weight loss.  An arm lift (Brachioplasty) can remove the excess skin but it does leave a scar.  The scar extends from the armpit to the elbow and may even extend onto the forearm if the excess skin extends there as well.  The scar is placed on the inner surface of the arm in order to hide it but it will be visible when one’s arm is raised.  For many women however the scar is a very acceptable alternative to the excess loose skin.  The scar and the amount of excess skin should be discussed before deciding on an arm lift to see whether the procedure is right for you.  Some women who still have very heavy arms despite weight loss may require a two stage procedure with removal of the fat first with liposuction and then removal of the excess skin at a later time.

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