An arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty surgery, offered at Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward, tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.

Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery

Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat. An arm lift can also be combined with SAFELipo to reduce fat content in the arms.

The Arm Lift Surgery Procedure

Incisions for an Arm Lift surgery are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction. Depending on your specific condition, incisions may be more limited. Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm.

Dr. Sieveking recommends wearing an ace wrap or compression type shirt or garment for 2-4 weeks following surgery to minimize swelling. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.


If you would like additional information about a Arm Lift, or if you are ready to schedule a private consultation with one of our physicians, contact Sieveking Plastic Surgery in Nashville, TN at (615) 321-1010.

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