Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Arm Lift surgery removes the extra skin and fat from the upper arm area. The incision lies hidden down the inside of the upper arm area and is covered by sleeves. This operation is especially powerful in patients who have lost a lot of weight. If no extra skin removal is needed, then liposuction alone can help a patient.

Anesthesia: General
Operative Time: 2-3 hours
Incisions: Inside of upper arm
Drains: None
Recovery Timeline:

  • 1 week – Suture removal; Typical time off work
  • 3 weeks – Resume low-impact exercise
  • 6 weeks – Resume all exercise without restrictions
  • 3 months – Majority of swelling gone and wounds 90% strong
  • 1 year – Final healing

*Please note that each patient and case is unique. Nothing in surgery is a guarantee. Please talk with Dr. Street more in person about your individualized surgical plan. All general anesthesia is performed by a board-certified anesthesiologist.