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An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, reshapes your arm to result in smoother skin and contours, and results in a more toned and proportional appearance. Patients who have experienced massive weight loss, such as from a gastric bypass, may benefit from this procedure, as will those whose skin has lost its elasticity as they’ve aged. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits. This defect can be remedied without having and noticeable scars. The skin and subcutaneous tissue is removed during surgery. These scars on the arm are worth the tradeoff for patients whose goal is to wear short sleeved shirts and enjoy our warm Arkansas weather. Enjoying hot summers and mild winters in Southern Louisiana can become a reality once again. Williamson Cosmetic Center patients enjoy their post procedure arms, finding them both younger and more solid in appearance.


Laser liposuction can be used to help remove excess and unwanted pockets of fat and help tightness in the arms. This surgical process is an outpatient procedure that patients recover from in 5-7 days.

The Williamson Cosmetic Center specialists will consult with patients and discuss other non-surgical options including: Exilis, Chemical Peel, Laser Hair Removal, PhotoFacial Rejuvenation (IPL), Laser Tattoo Removal, Skin Peels, Airbrush Tanning, and Microdermabrasion.


Typically, following an arm lift, you’ll be able to use your arms for normal daily activities, such as driving, using the phone and eating. You should avoid any heavy lifting for about six weeks, and you may be able to engage in other activities sooner than with most plastic surgery procedures. Williamson Cosmetic Center specialists will advise you to be aware of pain, and let it be your activity guide.


If you are experiencing any of the above then you must certainly take into consideration an arm lift surgery. This will make your arms thinner and refine the contours on your arms. You will experience a lot of advantages when you go through arm lift surgery.
They are:

  • reduction of the fat in the upper arms and removal of excess skin
  • toning of the skin in the arms
  • contouring of the arms to return to its natural shape
  • boost in a patient’s confidence
  • permanent and long lasting results

One of the things that you will notice is that the benefit from arm lift surgery is not merely cosmetic and physical, but psychological as well. There are many satisfied patients out there. They really enjoy going to social events because they have so much confidence in themselves. They even enjoy going to the gym. Patients who have gone through arm lift surgery can also enjoy a wider variety of clothing styles to choose from, particularly the shorter sleeved ones.


Sometimes people that go through countless diets and exercises will never achieve the youthful appearance that they desire. If your arms are looking older and less attractive then you may have to consider an Arm lift at Williamson Cosmetic Center to boost your appearance and confidence. Even if you lose weight, you will see that your arms will look like they’re sagging. They may even be partially impaired for certain tasks. You may have to go through arm lift surgery to correct this.

It’s safe for an adult of any age to go forward with an arm lift procedure, provided the following conditions are true:

  • Weight is fairly stable
  • Patient is not significantly overweight
  • Patient does not have any medical condition that can hinder recovery
  • Patient is a non-smoker

Who is not a good Candidate?

Women who have gone through a mastectomy cannot go through an arm lift surgery. This kind of surgery affects the lymphatic drainage and the compounded procedures will eventually make the arm swell on a permanent basis.

What is my first step?

The first thing that you should do is talk to an expert brachioplasty surgeon at Williamson Cosmetic Center. During this meeting, you will learn about the procedure, how to prepare for it, and set your expectations. We will discuss your suitability for this procedure. Your current health, your medical history, and your goals will determine whether you should have this operation or not.

To learn more about Arm Lifts in Louisiana please set up a consultation with specialists at Williamson Cosmetic Center in Baton Rouge.