Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Aging, weight fluctuations and genetics can sometimes lead to the drooping and sagging appearance of upper arms. Exercise may help strengthen and tone this area, but will not affect the lost elasticity, weakened tissue or localized fat deposits. Dr. Dawes can perform an arm lift to reduce excess skin and fat between the underarm and elbow. The result is smoother skin and contours, and a more toned and proportionate appearance of the arms.

Is Arm Lift Surgery Right For Me?

As with other cosmetic procedures, arm lift surgery is a personal decision. It should be done only to help you feel positive about your appearance rather than to fit a particular image or ideal.

Good candidates for arm lift surgery are individuals who:

  • Have considerable upper arm skin laxity
  • Are not significantly overweight and maintain a stable weight
  • Are healthy, with no underlying medical conditions or illness which may impair healing
  • Are non-smokers

How Arm Lift Surgery is Performed

An arm lift reduces excess sagging skin, helps smooth underlying tissue, and reduces localized pockets of fat. During this procedure, Dr. Dawes makes an incision on the inside surface of the arm. Internal sutures are used to tighten and reshape the underlying and supportive tissue.

The length and pattern of the incision vary, depending on the amount and location of the excess skin. Incisions are closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that are removed within one to two weeks.

Patient Testimonial

“Dr. Dawes and his staff are always knowledgeable, considerate and professional. Every time I walk into or call the office, I am greeted with a smile. I am ecstatic with my results. I would strongly recommend anyone contemplating plastic surgery, injections or professional make-up tips to give the office a call” – Samantha B

What To Expect During Recovery

Recovery can take about one to two weeks. While still subject to the aging process, the results of arm lift surgery can be long lasting, assuming that a stable weight and general fitness are maintained.

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“My role, in part, is to assist patients through the process of determining which surgical or non-surgical options would help them meet their aesthetic goals and realistic expectations”

Jeffrey C. Dawes MD, FRSC


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