Upper Arm Lift
Tighten and Tone Your Arms
Patients who are looking to improve the appearance of the skin on the upper arm often go to plastic surgeon Dr. Barlow for an upper arm lift, or Brachioplasty, in McLean, Virginia or Annapolis, Maryland. The skin on the upper arm may begin to sag as a result of the natural aging process, genetics or a significant amount of weight loss.
An upper arm lift helps to return the arm to a slimmer, more youthful appearance by:
- Tightening loose skin around the upper arm
- Removing excess skin from the upper arm
- Possibly removing small amounts of fat from the upper arm using liposuction
Are you in need of a Brachioplasty?
Sagging skin on the upper arms is a problem that many people can eventually face. Once skin begins losing its elasticity, either due to age or a substantial loss of weight, it often lacks the ability to tighten back up to the shape of the arms.
Skin laxity can’t be addressed through diet or exercise, so surgery is often necessary to remove excess skin and tissue.
Returning your arms to their natural contours
Dr. Barlow begins your upper arm lift surgery with an incision under the arm to reduce scar visibility. The excess skin is then removed and tightened to achieve a firm, taut appearance. While an upper arm lift in Annapolis, Maryland is mainly concerned with tightening and removing excess skin around the arms, it can also be supplemented with liposuction to remove excess fat.
Several days of rest is advised after your brachioplasty surgery in McLean, Virginia or Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Barlow will provide you with a set of instructions to follow during your recovery. You’ll be limited to lifting objects or participate in strenuous exercise for a few weeks, but normal activity will be achievable within a couple of days, and getting up to walk around as soon as possible is helpful to the recovery process.
Start your upper arm lift surgery with Dr. Barlow
Are you interested in finally freeing yourself from the loose skin around your upper arms? Use the contact form on the right-hand side of the page to get in touch and set up a complimentary consultation, or call our office in Annapolis at 410-224-2395 or Tyson’s Corner at 703-448-3800. If you’re located in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.area then give us a call to learn more about our plastic surgery centers.