An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is most often performed in individuals who have lost a large amount of weight. However, anyone with a significant amount of skin that sags on the underside of the arm may benefit from this procedure.
This case depicts a 55 year old woman who after losing almost 100 pounds had developed sagging skin in the upper arms. Because of the significant skin excess that remained after such dramatic weight loss, liposuction alone was not possible as a method of arm contouring.
Although this procedure involves an incision beginning in the arm pit or axilla and extending down toward the elbow, the results allow individuals to fit into items of clothing in which they could not prior to their surgery.