Slim & tone the upper arms by removing excess skin
If you have unsightly sagging skin on the upper arms due to aging, genetics, or weight loss, you may be a candidate for an upper arm lift. Brachioplasty is intended to reduce excess skin from the upper arms for a slimmer, more contoured upper body.
How is brachioplasty performed?
Upper arm lift surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. Dr. Movassaghi performs surgery at McKenzie Surgery Center or Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Oregon. In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow into the armpit. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible.
What is arm lift recovery like?
After surgery, the upper arms are either wrapped or placed in an elastic sleeve to reduce swelling. Initial healing usually occurs in 10 to 14 days. Sutures are usually removed within the first 24 weeks. Swelling and bruising gradually disappear over 3 to 4 weeks. All swelling is gone in 3 to 6 months. The scars fade in 6 to 24 months depending on your skin. An additional procedure that may enhance the result is liposuction of the upper arms.
Will insurance cover my arm lift?
Upper arm lift is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. The specific risks and the suitability of upper arm lift for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
Schedule your upper arm lift consultation in Eugene
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiya Movassaghi has over 18 years of experience performing arm lift surgery in Eugene, Oregon. If you desire slimmer, more contoured arms, contact our office online or call (541) 686-8700 to discuss your treatment options.