Do you long for the toned arms you once had? In the Sutter Health network, certified cosmetic surgeons offer arm lifts to eliminate saggy skin and give you the well-defined arms you desire. This procedure, also called brachioplasty, is particularly useful following massive weight loss, such as after gastric bypass surgery. People who have sagging skin on their upper arms due to aging or genetics also can benefit from arm lifts.
An arm lift reshapes the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. The surgeon makes an incision from near the elbow to the armpit to remove excess skin. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous place, on the inner arm towards the back, but a fine scar will be visible.