Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

View Before & After PhotosDr. Goldschmidt is well versed in shaping the upper extremities as well in Cleveland, Ohio.  An arm lift or Brachioplasty is performed to remove loose skin or fat from the bicep and tricep regions (upper arm and armpit region).  Wether you lost a significant amount of weight or inherited “flabby” arms, there is a wonderful procedure to help take of this issue.  Most of the time exercise does not get rid of excess skin or tighten the skin enough. In fact,  the skin under the arms can become very loose and even look worse after weight loss.   This is where an arm lift may be just the answer!

One of the greatest  compromises to this procedure is the incision.  It is typically made in the armpit and then extends almost to the elbow on the inside of the arm.  This incision can be noticeable especially in warmer months but will eventually fade.  To remove skin and fat, this is a necessity!  Some patients may benefit from liposuction at the same time as the removal of excess skin and fat.  Liposuction helps to contour irregular areas without extending the incision.  It can also be quite useful to remove fat in other areas such as the shoulders to help the cosmetic appearance of the upper extremity as well as the arm.    Ultrasonic liposuction can also be used if there is more fat and a minimal amount of loose skin.  This would more likely be found in younger patients.