Brachioplasty (arm reduction) helps remove excess skin around the upper arms which tends to be floppy after weight loss. After removing the skin, the upper arm is tightened and rejuvenated. The scar is hidden on the inside of the arm. This procedure usually takes approximately two hours depending on the amount of reduction required and whether other procedures like liposuction are performed.
Liposuction may also be performed during this procedure. An arm lift is not a substitute for weight loss the best results are seen when the patient is at target weight.
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic. A long incision between your elbow and armpit will be made. Skin and fat will be removed and the remaining skin and tissue will be lifted resulting in a smooth, tight look.