An arm lift — also known as brachioplasty — is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the under portion of your upper arms. During an arm lift, excess skin and fat is removed from the underarms — between the armpit and elbow. The skin is then draped back over the newly repositioned contours to create a more toned look. You might choose to have an arm lift if the undersides of your upper arms are sagging. An arm lift might also boost your body image.
As you get older, the skin on your upper arms changes — sagging and
becoming loose. Significant weight loss can also cause the undersides of
your upper arms to droop.
You might consider an arm lift if:
While exercise can strengthen and improve muscle tone in the upper arm, it can't address excess skin that has lost elasticity. An arm lift isn't for everyone. Your doctor might caution against an arm lift if you: