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Considering an Arm Lift? Here Are Some Things You Should Know

Can plastic surgery fix loose tissue on the arms? Our Philadelphia-area team at Cross Medical Group knows that the upper arms are a problem area for many. Upper arm fat and excess skin combine to create a cosmetic problem often referred to as “bingo wings” or “batwings.”

Lifestyle factors can cause you to be more prone to storing excess fat in specific areas of the body—including on the arms—and genetic factors may make you more physiologically inclined to carry weight in this area because of your body fat distribution. Aging and major weight fluctuations can cause sagging skin to develop on the upper arms. This unwanted pairing of excess fat and loose skin often isn’t responsive to exercise or lifestyle changes. The sagging skin can also make it difficult to fully enjoy the results of your hard work if you have recently lost weight, since the tissue can conceal slimmer contours.

If you’re thinking about having an arm lift to address these issues, here are some important things to know:

An Arm Lift Improves the Arms’ Appearance

An arm lift or brachioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that can restore a sleeker, more sculpted appearance to the upper arms. It improves the tone and definition of the arms by tightening sagging skin and removing pockets of excess fat in the area between the armpit and elbow. This surgery can enhance the appearance of the arms in a way that may not be possible with just diet and exercise alone. 

An Arm Lift Will Often Be More Effective Than Just Liposuction

For many patients, an arm lift will be a better solution to saggy upper arms than liposuction on its own. This is because liposuction won’t correct excess skin. Even if excess fat is reduced with liposuction, the sagging skin won’t go away. 

Some Patients Are Better Candidates Than Others 

To be a good candidate for an arm lift, you will need to have a stable and relatively healthy weight, have significant loose skin on the upper arms, not have any serious medical conditions, be able to take time off for recovery, and be realistic about your expectations.

Contact Cross Medical Group for more information about arm lifts and other plastic surgery options for contouring the body. Call (215) 561-9100 or submit a contact form to request a consultation if you would like to sculpt your ideal arms. 


2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA

2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
PH: 215.561.9100

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
PH: 610.688.9100



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