Arm/Upper Body Lift (Brachioplasty)

After losing a significant amount of weight, the skin of the upper arms, around the upper chest, and breasts may not retract fully. This causes a significant amount of skin laxity in the upper arms that makes wearing short sleaves or tighter clothing embarrassing for some patients. In addition, the excess skin folds around the back and drooping breasts can be unsightly.

By making carefully placed incisions on the inner arms and on the chest, this skin can be redraped and tightened to yield a more pleasing contour. This procedure may be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as lower body lift or breast surgery. Several drain tubes will be utilized for the next week after surgery.

Anesthesia – General. This will require a one night stay.

Recovery – Patients are ready to go back to work after one to two weeks, with the exception of no heavy lifting.