Arm lift procedures give arms new shape

Arm lift procedures reshape the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm to the elbow. It can help reduce sagging skin, reduce fat pockets and tighten the tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm.

As part of the natural aging process, skin gradually loses its elasticity, resulting in the skin settling into folds and wrinkles. Along the arms, loss of elasticity can lead to hanging skin, nicknamed “bat wings.” Weight loss can also further accentuate this issue. Exercise won’t fix it.

Also known as brachioplasty, the surgical procedure can give the appearance of slimmer and more toned looking upper arms.

Good arm lift candidates include those who have significant upper arm skin laxity; those who have relatively stable weight and are not significantly overweight; those without medical conditions that impair healing; and those with a positive outlook and realistic expectations.

The incision will depend on the location of extra skin as well as the amount of skin to be removed. Arm lift incisions are generally located on the inside or back of the arm and extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. Liposuction may be used to remove extra fat. The arm tissue will be tightened and the skin re-smoothed before closing.

At Swan Plastic Surgery Center, our procedure is different. To reduce scarring and help achieve the best results, we have you get scar reduction treatments at our office a few weeks after your arm lift.

Results from an arm lift are apparent almost immediately. There will be swelling and bruising as it heals. Most patients resume normal daily activities within two weeks and exercise regimen within four to six weeks.

After recovery, results should be long lasting as long as weight is maintained. There will be normal aging impacting skin elasticity, but the difference will be less dramatic than for those who have not had a procedure.

About Swan Centers

At Swan Centers, we are made up of two distinct and different entities. First is Swan Age Reversal Centers, at which we offer all Non-Surgical aesthetic treatments with no downtime like skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, cellulite smoothing and targeted fat reduction. In addition, we have Swan Plastic Surgery Centers which offers full service Cosmetic Procedures performed by some of the finest doctors in the United States. So whatever your cosmetic needs are, we offer you the absolute best aesthetic/cosmetic procedures available. We have multiple convenient locations in Southwest Florida. The staff is driven by innovation in aesthetic beauty and are able to deliver an intimate and relaxing experience, complete with all the perks that a premium establishment can offer. Procedures and treatments include, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, targeted fat reduction, cellulite treatments, vaginal rejuvenation, breast enhancement, liposuction, tummy tuck, male breast reduction, facelift, neck lift and butt lift. For more information, call 1-800-528-9650 or visit

*Disclaimer: Results vary for both non-surgical and surgical procedures. The photos, results, and testimonials on this website are not intended to represent the results that all patients will experience. All information on this site is intended for general information and marketing purposes and is in no way a substitute for professional medical advice. Swan Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Centers is not liable for any actions or decisions that may have been taken as a result of information provided on this website. It is strongly suggested that all prospective clients perform their own independent research regarding Swan Cosmetic Surgery Centers and our qualifications.

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