Arm Lift

Poor muscle tone and skin laxity in the arms can create an unflattering underarm appearance. Even exercise and strength training may not be able to improve muscle tone when excess skin or weakened tissues are present. St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery offers an arm lift (brachioplasty) to reduce excess skin and fat between the underarm and elbow – resulting in a more sculpted appearance.

If you are considering an arm lift in St. Louis, our board-certified plastic surgeons are available to help you make an informed decision. Request a consultation online or call  (636) 530-6161 to set up an evaluation and learn more.

Arm Lift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #168

This 52-year-old patient came in seeking a Brachioplasty. After losing 50lbs, this patient was unhappy with the loose hanging skin on her arms. It was difficult to fit into clothes and uncomfortable. She wanted a change!Dr. Nathan performed the Brachioplasty procedure and gave this patient the arms she always wanted. She could not be more... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Procedure Overview

Brachioplasty in primarily targets the underside of the upper arms and addresses loose, sagging skin. This procedure reshapes the arm to improve muscle tone and smooth out the skin for sleeker contours. In St. Louis, lipo can also be used to reduce localized fat deposits and create a more proportional appearance. Many patients who have recently lost a significant amount of weight also choose a thigh or buttock lift or tummy tuck procedure for additional skin tightening benefits.

Your Surgery

Either general or local anesthesia may be used for arm lift surgery. Your surgeon will make an incision on the inside or back of the arm, which may also extend to slightly above the elbow. Liposuction may then be used to reduce any excess fat tissue and the underlying supportive tissues are tightened and reshaped. In some people, liposuction alone may be used to achieve the desired results.

Our Difference

  • Natural, long-lasting results that are never overdone
  • Personalized surgical plans
  • Honest and comprehensive consultations
  • Reduced downtime and comfortable recovery

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Your Recovery

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After surgery, your surgeon may choose to wrap the arm in an elastic bandage to reduce swelling (this is not often needed, however, due to the rapid recovery techniques used by St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery). Usually, most individuals can return to light office work within a few days to a week. Heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks.

Your Results

Our patients enjoy improved underarm skin firmness and tone after brachioplasty surgery. Many individuals experience an improved body image and are more confident wearing sleeveless tops. Results are long-lasting and can be enhanced by maintaining a stable weight and exercising.

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