When is Arm Lift Surgery Done Without Liposuction

If you have ever waved hello to someone and your arm waved back at you,  chances are you may need an arm lift. Excess weight loss often leads to loose sagging skin all over the body, including the upper arm. However, arm lift surgery can get those arms tight and taut again. In cases where there is minimal fat to be removed, the surgeon will recommend doing an arm lift without liposuction.

About Arm lift surgery

Arm lift surgery is also known medically as brachioplasty. It is an operation that involves the removal of excess skin as well as fat deposits, from the region of the upper arm.

Brachioplasty is becoming increasingly popular among Americans, and since the year 2000, there has been a sharp rise in the number of procedures performed. Arm lift surgery can tone the arms and improve their shape, but it does leave a scar. For that reason, surgeons generally only recommend the procedure to patients that have a lot of excess skin on the upper arms.

When patients have a substantial amount of loose skin, but not much localized fat deposits, the arm lift can be performed without liposuction. The surgeon will simply remove the skin and reshape the arms. However, if there is a lot of fat present in the upper arms, then the surgeon may have to do liposuction to remove the fat.

Patients should discuss the desired outcomes with their plastic surgeon, before undergoing brachioplasty. During consultations the surgeon will be able to make an accurate assessment of what needs to be done, and determine if the arm lift can be achieved without liposuction.  The results of surgery will last a long time, but the patient should maintain a relatively stable weight, and avoid weight fluctuations.