Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) in
New York City with Dr. Shridharani

What is an arm lift/brachioplasty?

An arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the contour of the arms by excess skin and fat being removed. An arm lift procedure by Dr. Shridharani will leave the skin smoother and tighter. An arm lift reduces excess sagging skin that droops, tightens and smoothens the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm.

Why should I consider an arm lift with Dr. Shridharani in New York City?

If you have lost a considerable amount of weight, which has left you with excess skin around your arms, an arm lift may be the best option for you. When exercise and weight loss has not provided you with the desired “firmer and more youthful-looking arms,” an arm lift may be your solution. During your consultation with Dr. Shridharani, he will discuss your desired results and discuss if an arm lift is right for you. If with exercise and weight loss you have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking arms, an arm lift can give you the results you’ve always wanted.

I am more concerned about the fat of my arms, should I still consider brachioplasty?

Arm lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Dr. Shridharani can perform liposuction or liposculpt the arms. Excess fat will be removed where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and an arm lift may be recommended. With the use of liposuction in conjunction with an arm lift, the overall contour of your arms can be dramatically improved.

What can I expect during recovery from an arm lift?

After your arm lift surgery, dressings will be applied to your incisions. After your arm lift surgery, we ask for you to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contour as you heal.

When can I resume normal activity and exercise after my brachioplasty?

Due to the friction in the arm area during exercise, we ask that you wait to resume exercise for four to six weeks after your procedure.

What type of anesthesia will be used during my arm lift with Dr. Shridharani in New York City?

An arm lift can be performed under light sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Shridharani will recommend the best option for you during your consultation.

Where is the scar located from my arm lift?

Incisions vary based on the areas to be treated, degree of correction, and amount of skin hanging. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and re-draped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours. Dr. Shridharani will review your arm lift incisions during your consultation. The incisions typically are placed on the inner surface of the arm OR back of the arm. If there is excess skin in the underarm/axilla/arm pit/chest wall, this skin can also be removed to improve the overall contour of your chest and arms.

When will I see the results of my brachioplasty?

The results are visible immediately. However, it may take six months to a year to see the final results. Following an arm lift, skin quality is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel. Swelling may be visible for several weeks to months after your arm lift. Your scar will continue to soften up to a year after surgery, leaving a very fine line.

Is an arm lift permanent?

Visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, the skin and fat that is removed is relatively permanent.

Schedule a consultation

If you think an arm lift is right for you, contact Dr. Shridharani at his New York City office today! Call  (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation.