Arm Lift Plastic Surgery
by F. Ryan Wermeling, MD
After weight loss or due to the effects of aging, excess skin can be present on the upper arms.
This procedure removes the excess skin of the arm in order to create a better contour to the arm. The most common method to remove this tissue is an incision that is placed on the inside of the arm in a position that is most hidden even in short sleeved shirts.
Liposuction can also be used for patients with excess volume but very minimal extra skin. In cases where a large amount of weight loss has occurred the incision can be lengthened in order to remove as much extra skin as possible.