Upper Arm Lift Ann Arbor
- Sagging skin on the upper arm due to aging, genetics or weight loss
- An upper arm lift results in a reduction or elimination of excess skin on the upper arm
An upper arm lift procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. An incision is made from the elbow into the armpit, and the excess skin is removed. The incision is made in the most inconspicuous location possible (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible.
Additional procedures that may enhance the result:
- Liposuction of the upper arm or armpit
Recuperation And Healing
After an upper arm lift, the upper arms are wrapped or placed in an elastic sleeve to reduce swelling. Sutures are usually removed in the first 2 to 3 weeks. Bruising and swelling gradually disappear over 3 to 4 weeks. All swelling is gone in 3 to 6 months.
Learn more about the recovery process following a procedure here.
An upper arm lift is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.