Brachioplasty (Arm Lift): A surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues in the upper arms. Addresses sagging skin, often referred to as “bat wings,” that can develop due to weight loss, aging, or genetics.

Pros: Improves the appearance of the upper arms by removing excess skin and creating a more toned, youthful look. Can increase confidence in wearing sleeveless clothing.

Cons: Leaves visible scars on the underside of the upper arms. Requires significant recovery time with limitations on arm movement. Can be expensive.

Alternatives: Liposuction may be an option for some cases with minimal skin laxity. Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising the upper arms can help improve tone.

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks, with limitations on arm movement and strenuous activity for several months. Swelling and bruising can take time to resolve completely.

Disclaimer: Brachioplasty is a surgery with potential risks like infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. Consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is essential to discuss candidacy and expectations.