Brachioplasty (or Arm Lift)

Brachioplasty, also known as an Arm Lift is the removal of excess skin from the upper arms. When patients suffer emotional strain from the appearance of their arms, going through an arm lift surgery just might be beneficial for them. Causes of flabby skin in the upper arm area could be due to aging, weight loss, or genetics.

A patient is put under general anesthesia for an arm lift. The procedure takes a couple of hours and during that time the surgeon will crisscross incisions along the under arm to remove the excess fat. Once the skin is removed, it is then put back together with stitches. The patient must then wear compression wraps for the healing process.


Patients can return to work and other activities two weeks after surgery with all the stitches and bandages removed. Brachioplasty procedures can be performed along with other surgeries, if the patient would like to combine procedures. The most common issue with Brachioplasty is the scar it leaves. This is due to the intensity of the incisions made in the arm. If the patient would like to participate in after surgery therapy, that might help limit the visibility. Also, styles of clothing can also cover up an unwanted sight of the scar.

When discussing options with your doctor, you can choose which options you would like along with the changes you would like to see happen. You can also talk about the initial costs and other surgical details. When the procedure is complete, the results are permanent. The appearance of the upper arms is dramatic and positive after surgery.

At the Estetica Institute of the Palm Beaches office, Dr. Greg DeLange & Dr. Arturo Guiloff offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across South Florida including: Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Dr. Gregory S. DeLange West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Greg DeLange is a highly trained and experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and then completed his Surgery Residency at the University of Texas. After completing a year as Chief Resident, he followed his General Surgical training with an additional two years of Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious University of Florida Shands Hospital. Dr. DeLange has performed over 20,000 Plastic Surgical cases and is certified by the distinguished American Board of Plastic Surgery.