An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce excess skin in the upper arm. Loose skin and sagging may be caused by:

• Weight changes
• Aging
• Genetics

A hidden arm lift, also known as a limited incision brachioplasty, may be the best option for people with very loose skin in the lower, inner arm near the armpit.

Dr. Lorenc’s surgical objective during an arm lift is to tighten and smooth the shape of the upper arm to reduce sagging and restore a more youthful appearance.

Who is an ideal candidate?

You may be a good candidate for an arm lift if you have excess skin on your arms that bothers you. You may also consider a brachioplasty if you have residual fat in the upper arm that has not responded to diet and exercise.

Other considerations that should be weighed when determining if an arm lift is right for you include:

• Your health: No underlying health conditions that may make healing more difficult
• Your weight loss goals: An arm lift is most appropriate for individuals who expect to maintain a stable weight
• Your expectations: Individuals should approach brachioplasty with positive and realistic expectations