What is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure for removing excess sagging skin that droops downward from the upper arm. The arm can lose skin elasticity when fat deposits build up during weight gain and are then lost during dieting or after a bariatric procedure.
As the skin under the arms tends to hang with gravity, it is often one of the first areas of your body to sag. This can also cause local pockets of fat to stick under the skin, causing more stretching. This tendency of the upper arm to host droopy skin and fat deposits is the reason “bat wing” underarms are so common in older people and those people who are overweight or recently lost a lot of weight. Following a healthy diet and an exercise program, while beneficial for the body and overall health, will not correct loose skin and stubborn fat deposits.
You can reduce your body fat percentage and improve muscle tone with strength training, but skin elasticity has its limits and, when it is lost, plastic surgery is often the best solution. Our arm lift in NYC can tighten underlying support tissue, giving your arms an immediately firmer and more slender appearance. The procedure is often done in conjunction with liposuction as fat deposits under the arms are resistive to even major weight loss.