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Arm Lift Before and After Pictures (Brachioplasty)

Brachioplasty can reveal the arm’s underlying muscles. By removing the excessive, draping skin, the arm goes from flabby to fit.

Arm Lifts remain the only way to remove excess, loose and redundant arm skin. In this era of “noninvasive” and “minimally invasive” surgery, there is still no substitute. Brachioplasty is one of the most popular post-bariatric plastic surgery procedures for women and men who have lost a significant amount of weight who are left with excess upper arm skin, frequently referred to as “bat-wings”. Today, we discuss the details of Brachioplasty that you need to know if you are considering an Arm Lift.

Arm Lift Video Presentation (Brachioplasty)

Brachioplasty is designed to tighten and sculpt the upper arm and includes in a collection of cosmetic surgical procedures and approaches frequently performed after massive weight loss.

In this video segment from the latest episode of KRON 4’s Body Beautiful, we review multiple Arm Lift cases, and demonstrate what is possible. Host Janelle Marie and I reveal the versatility of Arm Lifts, who is a good candidate for the procedure and location of the brachioplasty scars. See the results yourself in the numerous Arm Lift Before and After Pictures in the video, on the blog and at

Excess Armpit Fullness

In this case, the arm skin laxity extends all the way to the elbow; however, there is a disproportionate excess closer to the armpit, which is highly suspicious for misplaced breast tissue. Since breast tissue does not typically shrink like fat with weight loss, the collection may not be obvious with obesity, but is clearly identified after weight loss.

Arm Lift Before and After Pictures (Brachioplasty)

It would be tempting to try a Mini Arm Lift in this case; however, when the skin excess extends all the way to the elbow, so must the Brachioplasty.

Arm Reduction not only debulks the excess soft tissues, it can be tailored to compensate for disproportionate areas as seen above,. After Brachioplasty, this patient is much happier with the appearance of her arms, and they are easier to fit into clothing, too.

Brachioplasty Consultations

If you are considering an Arm Lift, at a minimum, choose an experienced and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

For added experience, members of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, like myself, are board certified plastic surgeons with an added interest in skin reduction after massive weight loss, like Brachioplasty.

In the San Francisco Bay Area call (925) 943-6353 to schedule your personalized consultation appointment.

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