Upper Arm Surgery
An upper arm surgery refers to two types of procedures; a brachioplasty or liposuction. Brachioplasty addresses the fatty tissue and excess skin of the upper arm area. Depending on the extent of the skin removal needed, an incision will run along the inside of the upper arm from the elbow to the underarm area. Some patients will require a shorter incision. Typically, a brachioplasty surgery also involves liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue of the upper arm.
If appropriate, brachial liposuction may be used to reduce the size of an upper arm where the patient has excellent skin elasticity and little to no excess skin. Our doctors will determine which type of procedure would be most effective for you during the initial consultation. Upper surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.