Want to Get Rid of Bat Wings? Arm Lift Surgery May be for You

Do you dread wearing short sleeves or a tank top because of flabby upper arms (known as bat wings)? If so, arm lift surgery might be an ideal choice to give you firm, tight arms. Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, gets rid of bat wings by removing excess skin and fat from the upper arms.

If you are interested in learning more about getting rid of bat wings with arm lift surgery, then we encourage you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso. He will examine your upper arms and discuss what results you can expect to achieve with arm lift surgery at Jefferey LaGrasso MD in Miami, FL.

All about arm lift surgery for bat wings

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms to create a more toned and defined appearance. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight or those who have excess skin due to aging.

During the procedure, Dr. LaGrasso makes an incision on the inside or back of the arm, removes excess skin and fat, and then tightens the remaining skin to create a more toned and youthful appearance. The procedure is typically performed using general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete.

Benefits of brachioplasty

Arm lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in a more toned and sculpted appearance. Some of the benefits of arm lift surgery include:

  • Improved self-confidence: Many people who undergo arm lift surgery report feeling more confident in their appearance and are more willing to wear sleeveless clothing.
  • Reduced excess skin: Significant weight loss or aging can result in excess skin on the upper arms, which can be difficult to address with exercise alone. Arm lift surgery removes this excess skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
  • More toned arms: Arm lift surgery can also help to tone the upper arms by removing stubborn pockets of fat and tightening the underlying tissues.
  • Better hygiene: Excess skin on the upper arms can make it difficult to maintain proper hygiene. Arm lift surgery removes this excess skin, reducing the risk of skin irritation and infections.
  • Improved range of motion: In some cases, excess skin on the upper arms can limit range of motion. Arm lift surgery can help to improve mobility by removing this excess skin.

What to expect after arm lift surgery for bat wings

Brachioplasty is performed using general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. On some occasions, if performed as part of a weight loss surgery, an overnight stay at the hospital might be required following the surgery.

You’ll need to wear a compression garment on your upper arms. Drainage tubes are in place to help reduce swelling by removing unwanted fluid. You’ll experience some bruising and swelling. Following the surgery, you’ll need to keep your arms elevated to reduce swelling and increase blood circulation. Within several weeks, your arms can regain their normal functions, and you can enjoy a tighter, more toned appearance.

Schedule an arm lift surgery consultation in Miami, FL

If you have bat wings, arm lift surgery might be a perfect choice. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso at Jeffrey LaGrasso MD in Miami, FL to discuss the surgery and determine if it's the right choice. Contact us to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.