Aging and weight fluctuation may cause excess fat and/or sagging skin to occur in the upper arms of both men and women. Liposuction will help some patients by removing fat and achieving mild skin tightening. Patients with severely drooping skin will need to have that skin surgically removed.
A brachioplasty, or upper arm lift, is a surgical procedure to reshape the upper arm. It typically involves skin removal, but may also include liposuction to remove fat. The incision runs from the elbow to the armpit. This scar will fade with time, but it is permanent.
Brachioplasty takes about two hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia.