Arm Lift

Arm Lift in Connecticut with Dr. Wilfred Brown

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that can create a “bat wing” appearance under the arm. Fluctuations in weight, the aging process and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address underlying weakened tissues, localized fat deposits and excess skin that has lost elasticity. Particularly after losing a significant amount of weight, this redundant underarm skin remains a problem that does not improve with exercise.

Contact Brown Plastic Surgery at (203) 758-2564 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are located in Middlebury and serve plastic surgery patients coming from Litchfield, Hartford, New Haven, and all throughout Connecticut.

How Long Does an Arm Lift Last?

An arm lift is a long-lasting procedure that can help you obtain a contoured and youthful shape of your upper arms. Although the procedure eliminates excess skin and fat from your upper arms to improve its immediate appearance, these issues can return with age and significant weight fluctuations.

To enjoy your arms’ new shape, we recommend performing regular exercise and consuming a healthy diet to prolong the benefits of the surgery.

Depending upon your age and lifestyle, the results of arm lift surgery can last for decades. After a detailed consultation, Dr. Brown and his team can advise you whether you are a suitable candidate for a brachioplasty as well as the anticipated outcome.

What Can an Arm Lift Accomplish?

An arm lift will reduce skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow. This reshaping of your arm will result in smoother skin and contours to create a more toned and proportionate appearance.

older couple working out in a gym with tight toned arms

When to Consider an Upper Arm Lift

• Your weight is normal, but you feel your shape is affected by upper arm laxity
• You have lost weight and are left with excess upper arm skin and fat
• You are an adult with significant upper arm skin laxity due to aging
• You want to wear form-fitting, short-sleeve, or sleeveless clothing without feeling self-conscious

There are various approaches for arm lift procedure, which will be dictated by your skin quality and the extent of excess underarm fat and skin. Dr. Brown will assist you with making the right choice based on your anatomy and preferences.

What Are the Benefits of an Arm Lift?

Getting an arm lift provides you with various advantages that include but are not limited to the following perks: 

  • It Gives You a More Youthful Appearance. Since an arm lift eliminates excess fat and sagging/loose skin, it results in a more contoured look for your arms.
  • It Boosts Your Confidence and Improves Self Image. If you are concerned about the excess fat, loose skin and sagging appearance of your arms, an arm lift can help elevate your confidence and overall sense of well-being.

What Are the Risks of Brachioplasty?

Since brachioplasty is a major surgery, it can carry certain risks. Before you get your arm lift, it is important that you gain more information about the risks, including infection, excessive scarring and wound healing issues.

At Brown Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brown and his team ensure that we minimize surgical risks by a targeted and planned approach. Before your surgery, we also discuss any concerns you may have and create a surgical plan that reduces the risk of possible complications.

How Long Does a Brachioplasty Take to Heal?

A brachioplasty can typically take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to heal. During the initial recovery period, you will likely experience swelling, bruising, and pain around the surgery site. While you may return to work and most of your day-to-day activities 1-2 weeks following your surgery, taking on strenuous exercises or heavy lifting should be avoided for 4-6 weeks after surgery.

At Brown Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brown and his team provide you with targeted care instructions after your surgery and hold regular follow-up appointments to check the progress of your recovery. This makes sure that you can safely recover from your arm lift under the care of a qualified surgeon and medical team.

Schedule Your Connecticut Arm Lift Consultation Today!

Get the appearance you have always wanted with one of the best brachioplasty providers in Connecticut. At Brown Plastic Surgery, you’ll enjoy the confidence boost that comes from restoring the YOU that you remember or discovering the YOU that you imagine.

Partner with one of Connecticut’s best arm lift surgeons! Contact Brown Plastic Surgery at (203) 758-2564 or complete our online form to schedule your Connecticut arm lift consultation today.