Brachioplasty, commonly referred to as an arm lift, helps to reshape the upper arm by tightening the loose skin between the elbow and axilla. This procedure is common for patients seeking to remove the excess skin caused by weight loss (specially after bariatric surgery) or natural aging. In certain patients, liposuction may be used in combination with the surgical procedure to achieve the best aesthetic results.

Women and men are often self-conscious of their arms, especially after experiencing sudden weight gain and weight loss. Besides weight fluctuations, growing older and heredity are also contributing factors to the sagging of upper arms, a condition difficult to correct with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, arms can be treated with arm lift Orlando surgery, also known as brachioplasty surgery. This procedure can tighten and tone the upper arms to produce a slimmer appearance by addressing loose skin and residual fat from this area.


Benefits may include:

  • Improved self-confidence

  • Improved and toned appearance of the armsto achieve the desire aesthetic outcome.

  • Smoother and youthful appearance to the skin


For an arm lift, the most common incision is in the inner arm along the path of the loose skin. The excess skin is then removed in order to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.

The skin is then re-draped and a drainage tube is left to minimize the collection of fluid. This tube will be removed within several weeks of the surgery. Although, limited scar brachioplasty (mini brachioplasty) is possible; it is not appropriate for everyone.

Dr. Edgar Sosa conducts thorough consultations with patients considering brachioplasty surgery to address the full scope of what is to be expected before, during and post surgery. We invite you to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation to learn more.

It is expected that these surgical procedures are done under general anesthesia in the outpatient department of the hospital or in a certified surgery center. All Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates surgery cases that are performed in an ambulatory surgical facility are fully accredited to meet strict standards of the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities).


After recovery from surgery, you will be discharged home with care instructions. You will be sent home with pain medication, care instructions, and a compression garment to reduce fluid retention and swelling.

After arm lift procedure, it is recommended that patients wear their compression garments 24/7 for 4 weeks (except when showering or washing the garment) and then for an additional 3 weeks (only during the day or when active).

Bruising is noted after any surgical procedures. For brachioplasty, patients may notice bruising along the arm. At about the third day after surgery, expect the area to be a deep purple, which will travel with gravity outside of the surgical area and be noticeable for 3-6 weeks. Many patients are able to return to work after a couple weeks and return to full activities after four to six weeks.

Dr. Edgar Sosa will continue postoperative care in the weeks following your surgery to ensure proper healing and satisfactory results.

For optimal results, always select a board-certified plastic surgeon. Surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have undergone extensive training in the field of both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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