What is Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)? For individuals who have excess skin in the upper arm, brachioplasty – also known as an arm lift – is an option to consider. For patients with extremely loose skin in the lower inner arm near the armpit, a limited-incision brachioplasty, or hidden arm lift, may be the best option. Who is an Ideal Candidate? You may be a good candidate for brachioplasty if you have excess skin around your arm. If you have residual fat in the upper arm that has not responded to diet and exercise. Contact Dr. Lorenc to find out if you are a good candidate for an arm lift. The Procedure An incision is made in the armpit that may go down to the elbow. Any excess fat is removed if needed. Underlying tissue is tightened and reshaped while excess skin is removed. Recovery Process Immediately following the surgery, patients may experience bruising, swelling and discomfort. A compression garment or sleeve will be prescribed to help with recovery. Most patients can resume regular physical activity one week after surgery. Schedule A Consultation If you are interested in brachioplasty in New York City, contact Dr. Lorenc at (212) 472-2900.