Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

Upper arm “jiggle” is something many of us can relate to. Whether due to aging, weight loss, or a little of both, stubborn fat and hanging skin can develop in the upper arms. If this is causing you to self-consciously avoid certain clothing styles, it may be time to consider arm lift surgery. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgery that tightens and firms the contours of the upper arms to give them a more youthful and attractive shape.

How Does Brachioplasty Improve Upper Arm Contour?


Eliminate Stubborn Fat

Over time, localized areas of the body can gradually accumulate excess fat. The upper arm area is particularly prone to developing stubborn fat, especially in individuals who struggle with weight management. Brachioplasty incorporates fat removal to create a smoother, firmer, and leaner upper arm contour. With the elimination of stubborn fat, your upper arms will look and feel slimmer and more youthful.


Remove Excess Skin

As with other areas of the body, the skin of the upper arms loses elasticity and begins to sag over time. Even individuals who are yet young but who have endured significant weight loss can have loose upper arm skin. Sometimes referred to as “bat wings”, jiggling upper arms can instantly date your appearance. Brachioplasty trims away the excess skin and tightens the upper arms, eliminating the jiggle and providing a firmer contour.


Address Tough-to-Reach Areas Without Surgery

For many patients, upper arm contour can be improved without surgery. BodyTite™ and AccuTite™ can achieve both fat removal and skin tightening nearly anywhere on the body. Especially for the upper arms, which have smaller contours and tough-to-reach areas, these treatment options are a nonsurgical alternative that can provide excellent results for many brachioplasty candidates.

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"Each person has a different ideal of their individual anatomy. I listen to you and your body to find options for beautiful and natural results. "
- Joyce Aycock, MD