What Happens During an Arm Lift Procedure?
Arm lift procedures are done under general anesthesia, so the procedure will be done in a surgical center or hospital rather than the physician’s office. The entire procedure takes approximately 2 hours to perform. If the extra skin is mainly confined to the upper part of the arm, a “mini” arm lift procedure can be done in which an incision is made from the armpit and the excess skin is pulled up and tucked in near the armpit. IF the excess skin goes all the way to the elbow, it has to be removed, rather than tucked. In most cases, liposuction is done along with skin excision, this not only removes the excess fat but also helps to contour the arm for a sleek, new look. After the excess fatty tissue is removed, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is stretched and sutured into place.