- Overview

Arm lift (brachioplasty) reshapes the upper arm that has excess skin and fat. Aging or large weight loss can result in loss of support in the upper arm that does not respond to toning exercises.

Arm lift scars usually need to run the length of the upper arm, but are placed in less conspicuous areas.

Loose skin that extends into the armpit can also be trimmed.Liposuction may be performed as an adjunct to brachioplasty. Recovery takes about a week, but usually requires wearing a compression garment for 6 weeks.