Arm Lift

Commonly known as a bat wing deformity, this body contouring procedure removes loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arms that is typically caused by aging.  In certain conditions, the procedure of liposuction may be used alone or in conjunction with an arm lift.  Most of the candidates for the arm lift procedure are people with arm size disproportionate to the rest of their figure.

Ask all of you Arm Lift questions and learn more in our Plastic Surgery Forum.1 to 2 hours.Temporary swelling or numbness along the incisions on the arm.Within 2 to 6 weeks.  Patients will be able to use their hands, but not exert their arms for at least a month.  Limited lifting should follow surgery.  A compression garment is worn around the arm for several weeks.  Back to work: 3 to 4 weeks.Possible risks include slight pain, bleeding, infection, nerve damage and difficulty healing.  Scarring may be visible for up to a year.  The procedure does not affect muscle tone.Immediate and long-lasting.  Sensitive to diet and exercise.An incision is made under the arm, from the armpit to the elbow, creating a scar that looks like a T.  The skin is stretched and stitched together, and then excess skin and fat are removed.  People who have armpit infections or produce excess sweat (axillary hidradenitis) may not be able to have the operation.