An arm lift can be performed for those who've lost a lot of weight or elasticity in their arm. Dr. David Passaretti uses this to provide an overall smaller appearance and tighter skin.View transcript
A brachioplasty, or an arm lift, is a procedure in which both skin and fat are removed from the upper portion of the arm to reduce the circumference and tighten the skin. This can be done in both women who've lost a lot of weight, or in women who've simply had their arms lose a little bit of laxity or increase the laxity over time. An incision is made from the axillary armpit down towards the elbow. The excess skin is removed and the arm is tightened. This provides an overall smaller circumference and a better contour and shape to women's arms. At the same time, it tightens the skin to reduce the presence of stretch marks.