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Weight fluctuations, aging, and genetics play a significant role in the appearance of the upper arms. Accumulation of fat, loose skin, and excess tissue may develop that is not responsive to exercise. A brachioplasty can address these issues.

What is Brachioplasty Surgery?

Brachioplasty; also known as an arm lift, is recommended for patients with excessive saggy skin. At times brachioplasty can be combined with liposuction when excess fat is also present.


Recovery Time

2-3 Weeks

Type of Anesthesia

Intravenous sedation

Brachioplasty Candidates

Ideal arm lift patients include those with significant excess skin in the upper arm that is untreatable by diet and exercise. To be considered a good candidate for Brachioplasty surgery you should be in overall good health, a non-smoker, have a BMI of 30 or less and be at a stable weight for at least 6 months.

The Brachioplasty Procedure

The procedure begins with administering local anesthesia. Your surgeon, Dr. D’Agostino, will make an incision that will include the amount of excess skin. The incision will be carefully planned to minimize visibility. The amount of skin that needs removal will dictate the length of the incision.  Your incisions will be closed with body-absorbable sutures or stitches, most times a drain is not necessary.

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Brachioplasty Recovery

After your procedure, compression sleeves must be worn for about 2-3 weeks to help minimize swelling. Dr. D’Agostino will have you schedule follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and remove any drains if needed. After surgery, you’ll experience swelling and bruising that typically subsides within a few weeks. You’ll likely experience mild discomfort in your arm and armpit. Dr. D’Agostino will provide detailed aftercare instructions for you to follow. Smoother, slimmer, and toned arms are noticeable immediately after the procedure. You can expect to see full results after the swelling subsides.

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Brachioplasty surgery can rejuvenate the aged appearance of your saggy upper arms. We look forward to addressing your aesthetic concerns at 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery. To meet with our double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. D’Agostino, contact our office today by calling or booking an appointment through our online platform.

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