Arm Lift


Tone and Tighten with an Arm Lift

At Iorio Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of feeling confident in your own skin. Our arm lift procedure, also known as brachioplasty, is designed to sculpt and tone the arms, providing patients with beautifully contoured and proportionate upper arms. Whether you’re concerned about excess skin, stubborn fat deposits, or both, Dr. Iorio will create a plan to achieve optimal results.

What Is an Arm Lift?

Arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at addressing sagging skin and excess fat in the upper arms. This common concern, often caused by aging, weight loss, or genetics, can be difficult to address through diet and exercise alone. Arm lift surgery removes excess skin and fat, resulting in tighter, more youthful-looking arms.

The results of an arm lift procedure are usually long-lasting, provided that the patient maintains a stable weight and follows a healthy lifestyle. Many patients experience a significant improvement in the appearance of their arms, feeling more confident and comfortable wearing sleeveless clothing and engaging in activities that showcase their arms.

How Does an Arm Lift Work?

During an arm lift procedure, the surgeon makes incisions along the inner or back of the arms, depending on the extent of correction needed and the patient’s specific anatomy. Excess skin and fat are then removed, and the remaining skin is tightened and re-draped for a smoother, firmer look. The incisions are carefully closed, and any resulting scars are usually placed in discreet locations to minimize their visibility.

Arm lift surgery is often performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Recovery time varies from patient to patient but generally involves some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. Patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activities and to follow post-operative instructions provided by their surgeon to promote optimal healing.

Benefits of an Arm Lift

Improved Arm Contour

Arm lift surgery effectively removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in a more sculpted and toned appearance. This can help individuals achieve smoother, more defined contours that are proportional to the rest of their body.

Enhanced Confidence

Many individuals who undergo arm lift surgery experience a significant boost in self-confidence and body image. By addressing concerns about sagging or flabby arms, patients often feel more comfortable wearing sleeveless clothing and engaging in activities they previously avoided due to self-consciousness.

Reduced Skin Irritation

Excess skin in the upper arms can lead to irritation, chafing, and even rashes, particularly in warmer weather or during physical activity. Arm lift surgery eliminates this excess skin, reducing discomfort and improving overall skin health.

Youthful Appearance

As we age, skin loses its elasticity, leading to sagging and drooping in various areas of the body, including the arms. Arm lift surgery can reverse the effects of aging by tightening loose skin and restoring a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance to the arms.

Increased Clothing Options

Many individuals with sagging arms feel limited in their choice of clothing, often avoiding sleeveless or form-fitting garments. After arm lift surgery, patients can enjoy a broader range of clothing options, including sleeveless tops, dresses, and swimwear, without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of their arms.

Long-Lasting Results

While individual results may vary, the improvements achieved with arm lift surgery are typically long-lasting. By maintaining a stable weight and following a healthy lifestyle, patients can enjoy the benefits of their arm lift for many years to come, making it a worthwhile investment in their overall well-being and confidence.

Procedure Timeline for an Arm Lift

Why Choose Us for an Arm Lift?

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for arm lift surgery?

Candidates for arm lift surgery typically have excess skin and fat in the upper arms, often due to aging, weight loss, or genetics. A consultation with our plastic surgeon can determine if you are a suitable candidate.

The duration of arm lift surgery varies depending on the extent of correction needed, but it typically takes 1–2 hours to complete.

Recovery from arm lift surgery involves some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which gradually subside over several weeks. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and follow post-operative instructions provided by our team.

While arm lift surgery does involve incisions, our plastic surgeon takes care to place them in discrete locations. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable.

It may take several weeks for swelling to fully resolve and for the final results of arm lift surgery to become apparent. However, most patients notice a significant improvement in the appearance of their arms soon after surgery.