Arm Lift Procedures in Austin

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. Aging can cause the skin to become loose and flabby, therefore this procedure was created to minimize the excess skin and fat on the arms. Dr. Crawford will discuss arm lift procedures in Austin with patients who want to tighten this skin and look as good as they feel. Liposuction alone may be recommended or in conjunction with an arm lift to remove excess fat.

Arm Lift Candidates

Arm lift surgery (or brachioplasty) removes sagging, excess skin and fat that exercise can't, which gives the upper arm a smoother and tighter appearance. The tissue targeted with an arm lift typically hangs between the underarm and the elbow and can greatly affect a patient's comfort and self-image. This condition can make fitting arms into sleeved tops difficult and wearing sleeveless shirts embarrassing.

If you are experiencing issues with excess arm fat and skin, you should consult Dr. Crawford to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. In general, the best candidates for arm lift surgery include patients who have:

  • Skin laxity due to aging
  • Lost significant amounts of weight and are at or close to their ideal body weight
  • Good mental health
  • Reasonable expectations
  • Once Dr. Crawford has approved a patient for arm lift surgery in Austin, the procedure is then discussed in detail. The incision length and placement can vary from patient to patient depending on the location and amount of skin to be removed during the arm lift. Liposuction may also be performed to remove extra fat and further improve arm contours.

    Facts About Arm Lift in Austin


  • Side effects include temporary bruising, swelling, pain and discomfort, numbness, and soreness with a possible reaction to anesthesia.
  • Back to work: 3 to 7 days. More strenuous activity: 2 weeks.
  • Risks include scarring, wound healing problems, infection, blood or fluid collection, loss of sensation, asymmetry, wrinkling of skin, lumpiness, areas of depression.
  • Results are long-lasting, but subject to weight fluctuation.
  • If you think you meet the requirements for an arm lift procedure in Austin, please contact Dr. Crawford's office by filling out the form at the top of the page.

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