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Removes excess skin under the arm.

Arm lift surgeries remain a very popular cosmetic procedure, keeping step with the popularity of obesity surgery. The two are connected because losing weight, especially significant amounts of weight, often results in loose skin. But arm lift surgery is popular across all segments of society because it offers a solution for a trouble spot that "spot reducing" cannot. Brachioplasty is the medical term for arm lift.

The surgery removes excess skin and soft tissue from the upper arm, generally along the inner aspect between the elbow and the armpit. A more shapely contour is achieved through redraping the skin after supporting the underlying soft tissue. The incision runs along that same inner aspect and fades over time.

Arm lift surgery or brachioplasty takes about 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Recovery includes reduced activities for 2-3 weeks so proper healing can take place.

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