Lifting of the arms

The lifting of the arms, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure carried out to obtain a remodeling of the upper limbs, from the shoulder to the elbow. In majority of cases it includes as first step a liposuction of the arm, to reduce the circumference and the volume of localized fat deposits, and thus the surgical removal of skin excess. Depending on the clinical entity of the imperfection, brachioplasty can require a horizontal incision resulting in a scar in the internal face of the arms (variable in length and sometimes extended until the elbow), or in a smaller vertical incision, with a scar in the crease of the armpit. The surgical procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with sedation.