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Arm Lifts & Brachioplasty Surgery
Female Image Gallery Arm Lifts & Brachioplasty Surgery
About The Procedure
Arm Lift Surgery
The procedure of arm lift or brachioplasty is carried out for persons who have lost all elasticity to their arms either through aging or rapid weight gain and loss and would not benefit from either liposculpture/liposuction or Thermage® to the arms.
Large arms, sometimes called ‘bat wings’ or ‘tuck shop arms” are more common in women although they do occur in men as well who have experienced rapid weight gain and loss. These residual ‘bags’ of tissue or skin can be not only unsightly but uncomfortable as well. A brachioplasty is carried out by making an incision to the inside of the arm and removing the excess skin and tissue to leave a better, more functional appearance. This procedure, does, however result in a single line scar to each arm which should fade with time.
Brachioplasty is often carried out with other body contouring procedures at the same time to rectify excess skin and tissue such as tummy tuck or thigh lift.
What can I do about my ‘Floppy’ Arms?
Excessive fat and/or skin in the upper arms can often be extremely embarrassing to many women, young and old. Another name for "floppy" arms is "bat wings" or "tuckshop" arms. The skin of the upper arm becomes very thin and fragile and does not contract quite as well after weight loss or liposuction. Sometimes the excessive skin in the arms causes such embarrassment that an arm plasty or brachioplasty can be performed. In this young woman of 23 years of age, I reduced the "bat wings" by the procedure of an arm plasty, carried out as an outpatient procedure at the Double Bay Day Surgery. The patient is now taking pleasure in wearing sleeveless dresses for the first time in several years.
Before and After Arm Reduction Surgery (Brachioplasty)