Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure where excess fat and skin from the upper arm are removed.
Some patients ask Dr. Galumbeck for his solution for loose, saggy skin of the upper arms. The excess skin may be the result of aging. The most extreme examples of “batwings” often follow extreme weight loss, particularly common after bariatric surgery. The skin has lost its elasticity, and like a deflated balloon, the lax skin is slack and sagging.
- Permanently removes localized pockets of fat in the upper arm
- Removes excess sagging skin
- Tightens the underlying supporting tissue that defines the shape of the arm.
Dr. Galumbeck combines laser liposuction of the upper arm along with skin removal to shape the upper arm. An incision is made on the inner aspect of the arm. Excess skin is removed and the supporting tissue is tightened. The upper arm is smoother and firmer.
Brachioplasty Before and After Photographs
This patient had a significant amount of loose skin and fat. A brachioplasty, including arm liposuction and excess skin removal, was performed at our AAAASF accredited surgical facility in Virginia Beach. The incision is on the inner aspect of her arm. She now has tighter smoother skin and a shapely arm contour.
After a significant weight loss, this patient developed loose skin of her upper arms. She was unable to wear a fitted sleeve because of the excess skin. Dr. Galumbeck performed and arm lift, combining laser liposuction to remove the excess fat deposits, skin removal, and tightening of the supporting structures of the upper arm. After surgery, her arms are smaller, shapelier, and firmer.