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Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 5001
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 712-2323
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
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.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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:
Our board-certified plastic surgeons have more than 50 years of combined experience in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. As a qualified and compassionate team, they share a goal of providing a safe and rewarding plastic surgery experience while creating exceptional results worthy of your trust.
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.
At Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, we look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please request your consultation with our easy-to-use online form or call our office at (734) 712-2323 to schedule your visit. Our consultation fee for both virtual and in-person consultations is $125, which is applied to the cost of surgery if you choose to move forward with the procedure.