Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

brachioplastyAre you self-conscious about the appearance of your arms? Do you feel your arms are too big or there is a little too much sagging skin? Many people are uncomfortable wearing shorter sleeves or tighter tops due to the size of their arms.

The Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) surgery not only eliminates your upper arm area of excess skin but also improves the overall contour and underlying muscle tone. Excess skin on arms is fairly common, whether it be due to weight fluctuation, ageing and lack of skin elasticity, or just genetics there is a simple surgery that can help.  Lots of the time, exercise can only tone the underlying muscle but cannot do anything to tighten the already loose skin and eliminate those so called “Bat Wings”.

If your looking for a solution to this problem then consider having an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) at The First Glance Aesthetic Surgical Center. When you book in for your consultation with Dr. Lockwood or Dr. Islur, you will be assessed for an arm life or “Brachioplasty”. From there, it will be decided whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure and any questions or concerns you have can be asked at this time. Our surgical booking policies will be discussed, a quote will also be provided to you along with some possible surgery dates for you to book on.

What is an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?

An arm lift surgery removes the excess skin and fatty tissue between your elbow and armpit area. Surgery will result in a more defined, contoured under arm area with little to no loose skin remaining. The incision scars will be on the under side of your arm and will eventually fade to become virtually invisible. This surgery can be done under either local or general anesthetic and is considered a day surgery. This means you will not be required to spend the night at our facility after your surgery. It usually takes anywhere from 2-3 hours depending on the  you will be able to go home shortly after the procedure is completed.

What’s the recovery period after an Arm Lift?

As with most cosmetic surgeries, you will need to take time to recover. The recovery period will be different for each patient depending on the extent of the surgery and the patient’s health.

Following your surgery, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions, and a compression garment will need to be worn to minimize swelling and bruising. You will be able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, taking into consideration not to do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first 4-6 weeks.

Are there any risks to an Arm Lift?

During your consultation, Dr. Lockwood or Dr. Islur and their expert medical team will clearly outline all of the necessary precautions you need to take, as well as any postoperative limitations you should follow.

Dr. Anthony P. Lockwood and Dr. Avi Islur’s staff take every necessary precaution to minimize any risk involved with all surgeries or cosmetic procedures.


Brachioplasty Patient


To see before and after photos of Brachioplasty or “Arm Lift” Surgery, follow the link provided below