A mini arm lift, also known as a “limited incision Brachioplasty” is a surgical procedure done to sculpt the arm by removing loose or sagging skin tissue to create arms that are leaner, better defined, more fitting with the rest of the upper body, and more attractive.

Because the arms are a natural focal point of the upper body and become particularly obvious when exposed in dresses, exercise attire, tank tops, beachwear, or slim-fitting clothing, mini arm lifts are one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries we offer.

Benefits of a mini arm lift

  • Minimally invasive options are available
  • Tailored to a patient’s concerns and goals
  • Enhances the size, shape, and contour of the arms
  • Removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the arms

What can I expect during the procedure?

Mini arm lifts are usually performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the patient and what they seek to accomplish with the procedure. Skin tightening can be done with topical anesthesia used to reduce any discomfort.

Your surgeon will mark out the area to be treated, including what areas fat are to be removed from, where excess skin should be excised, and where any incisions will be made. Incisions are planned to be as small, discreet, and well-hidden as possible. Next, an anesthetic solution is applied to make the procedure as pain-free and comfortable as possible. The exact form of anesthesia used depends on the planned procedure. Liposuction is then used to liquefy and remove the fat through small cannulas. Any excess skin in need of removal is then excised and the area is sutured closed with dissolving stitches that allow for the least visible scar possible. Finally, compression garments and bandages are applied.

What is recovery like from a mini arm lift?

Patients should typically expect to be taking pain medication and/or antibiotics for less than a week and to take 2 to 4 days off of work. If their job is more labor-intensive, the recovery period could take 7 to 10 days. Recovery garments are usually worn for 3 to 4 weeks to reduce swelling and aid in healing. All patients will be provided with complete post-operative care instructions and may contact our office directly throughout their recovery.

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