Men’s Arm Lift July 21st, 2017 Paul M. Parker, MD

Upper Arm Lift for Men in New Jersey

Aging and weight fluctuation can cause excess fat and/or sagging skin to occur in the upper arms. This can make many people self-conscious about wearing summer clothing. And unfortunately, this condition cannot be fully remedied with exercise or diet.

There are two cosmetic procedures that can be used to treat this condition: liposuction and brachioplasty.

Liposuction

Liposuction will help most patients by removing fat and achieving mild skin tightening. If you have good skin tone and your main concern is excess fat around the upper arm, this will likely be your best option.

The Procedure

  • Liposuction performed as an outpatient procedure
  • It uses intravenous sedation and local anesthesia
  • A tiny incision is hidden in the armpit area and another by the elbow
  • Through these incisions a cannula is inserted to gently break up the fat cells and remove them using suction

Brachioplasty

Removing fat alone will not cause sagging, stretched skin to contract. Patients with severely drooping skin on the upper arms will need to have that skin surgically excised. This procedure is called a brachioplasty, or upper arm lift. It is a more extensive procedure, but can dramatically improve your comfort wearing tailored shirts and help you feel more confident baring your arms in public. Brachioplasty is a common procedure for men who have lost significant weight and now have excess skin hanging from their arms.

The Procedure

  • Brachioplasty performed as an outpatient procedure at our private, fully accredited surgical facility
  • It uses intravenous sedation and local anesthesia
  • The incision runs on the back side of the upper arm from the elbow to the armpit
  • The scar will fade by the end of a year and possibly much sooner, as we’re all different when it comes to scarring
  • Your result will be tighter, smoother arms that look years younger

Recovery from Arm Lift or Arm Liposuction

  • You can be discharged within one hour and can move about that day
  • All sutures dissolve
  • The pain should be minimal
  • You can return to sedentary work within several days
  • Exercise can be resumed in approximately two weeks

Arm Lift procedures can be combined with other procedures of the face and body at the Park Center for Plastic Surgery.

The Consultation Process

Dr. Parker meets with every patient considering plastic surgery for a . During this appointment, he will listen to your concerns, explain your options to help you achieve your desired improvements, and go over details of your procedure options.