An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is designed to remove the excess fat and skin of the upper arm. This fat and skin is often the result of aging or massive weight loss.
Sedation or general anesthesia can be used to perform the procedure. Liposuction and skin excision can be used to provide pleasing results. Patients are advised to wear a compression garment after surgery and avoid strenuous upper body activity for 2-3 weeks.