What Is Brachioplasty?

Have you lost several dozen pounds after an intensive diet or bariatric surgery? There is no doubt this kind of weight loss is very beneficial to your health. However, it involves an extreme transformation that usually leaves you with "souvenirs" of your old weight, such as stretch marks and excess skin on the stomach, thighs, breasts and arms. In this blog, we will talk about a type of surgery that will help harmonize your new figure: brachioplasty.

What Happens During Brachioplasty and Who Is This Procedure For?
Brachioplasty is plastic surgery that involves removing excess tissue (skin, fat) from the upper arms and tightening the skin, making the arms look more youthful and toned. The procedure, which is done under general anesthesia, does not require a long stay at the clinic and the convalescence period is about 2 weeks. Scars, which will diminish over time, are usually found in the armpit, above the elbow or, more rarely, on the side of the chest.

Also known as an "arm lift", brachioplasty is a procedure that is particularly popular among people who have experienced significant weight loss. That said, it is also for:

  • People who have lost a lot of arm tone with age
  • People who naturally have sagging skin under their arms (a hereditary condition)


In fact, we often see people who are in good shape, whose weight is stable and who exercise regularly but who, despite all their efforts, are unsuccessful in their attempt to tone their upper arms. In these cases, brachioplasty proves to be a most advantageous solution that’s both effective and permanent.

Make an appointment for a consultation to find out whether this surgery may be suitable for you. In the modern, welcoming atmosphere of our clinic, we will give you all the information you need to help you make an informed decision. Visit our website to find out more about brachioplasty (operation, preparation, convalescence, etc.).

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At Centre de Chirurgie Plastique de l’Île-des-Sœurs, we offer a wide range of treatments to our clients in Greater Montreal: liposuction, cosmetic injections (Botox and Juvéderm), breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), thigh lift, arm lift, etc. Contact us!

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