Known more commonly as “arm reduction”, the brachioplasty is a helpful way to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms resulting in a smoother, tighter appearance.
Excess skin on the upper arms tends to droop downward causing a very saggy look. This excess skin is often referred to as “bat wings” because it will flap about as we use our arms during everyday motions. Many external factors such as age, fluctuations in weight, and even genetics can cause us to be unhappy with the way their upper arms look.
Fortunately, this can be improved with surgery! An arm reduction is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat deposits from the upper arm. In most cases, it also repairs the underlying connective tissue. This helps to reduce the circumference of the arm giving more definition and contour to the upper arm. Although exercise is encouraged, it will not correct this condition. Many still experience loose skin and a fuller-than-desired appearance.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be able to go home the same day. There is no need for a hospital stay. If you are at a stable weight, do not have major physical problems, suffer from significant skin laxity in the upper arm, and have realistic expectations, then you are a candidate for a brachioplasty.
Whether you schedule a consultation with our office or another plastic surgeon, always be sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is qualified to perform surgeries in accredited or state-licensed medical facilities.