Upper Arm Lift in Minneapolis

Bare Your Upper Arms with Confidence

What Is an Upper Arm Lift?

Also known as brachioplasty, an upper arm lift can give your arms a smooth and more toned appearance. With age or major weight loss, the skin beneath your arm — from the underarm region to the elbow — may begin to sag or look less firm. An arm lift can help correct what exercise and diet can’t.

This common procedure is similar to a tummy tuck and involves tightening any excess tissue around the upper arm. Excess fat — if any — will also be removed with liposuction to give your upper arm a toned, smooth appearance.

Our expert surgeons at Renew Plastic Surgery will conduct an arm lift that gives you the confidence to show off your arms in a tank top or strapless dress.

Upper Arm Lift at a Glance

The arm lift procedure is fairly straightforward: an incision is made and underlying tissues are tightened with internal sutures. If there are pockets of excess fat, they may be excised or removed via liposuction. The location and shape of the incision will depend on your body shape as well as the amount of tissue in need of tightening. The results of your arm lift are almost immediate, though some bruising and swelling are expected during recovery.

Outpatient/inpatient: Outpatient
Length of surgery: 2-3 hours
Anesthesia: General
Length of recovery: Return to work in approximately 2-3 weeks, 10 lb lifting restriction for 4 weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In most cases, this surgery yields permanent results. However, regaining weight can alter results, and minor loosening of skin is natural with age.

Although everyone has a different pain threshold, most patients report only mild discomfort shortly after the procedure.

Every patient is different and has different needs, but liposuction might be needed if there is excess fat that would otherwise affect the desired contour of the arm.

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