Weight loss and aging can cause sagging upper arm skin that may be bothersome both in and out of clothing. An arm lift (brachiaplasty) is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms and armpits.

It is often combined with liposuction to improve the overall contour.

The scar is hidden along the inner arm, from the armpit to the elbow.

The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia.

Procedure time is approximately 2.5 hours, with a recovery time of 1-2 weeks.

A compression bandage is worn for 1 week. Upper body exercises may resume at 4 weeks.

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