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Arm Lift

An arm lift in Toronto with Dr. Marc DuPéré tones the upper arms by removing this excess tissue, resulting in sleeker, fit-looking arms. Tighten your upper arms with an arm lift performed by a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon.

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How Can an Arm Lift Help?

Tight, well-defined upper arms signify health and physical fitness. While exercise can build these muscles, it cannot eliminate excess skin and fat that may obscure them. Flabby arms can result from aging, genetics or significant weight loss. An arm lift eliminates sagging and tightens the upper arms by:

  • Removing excess skin and fat
  • Re-contouring the arm
  • Tightening lax skin to create a smooth appearance

Tighten your upper arms with an arm lift performed by a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon. Request a consultation with Dr. Marc DuPéré or call our office at (416) 929-9800.

Dr. DuPéré’s Arm Lift Techniques

Arm lifts take place under general anesthesia or IV sedation with local anesthesia. Several techniques exist depending on the amount of excess skin. The mini-arm lift, most appropriate for mild arm sagginess, involves an incision tucked in nicely in the underarm hair-bearing area. For significant weight loss patients (usually more than 100 pounds of weight loss), a full-length upper arm incision might be indicated. This can also be combined with a breast lift and an upper torso lift.

For patients requiring liposuction with their arm lift, Dr. DuPéré may use the harvested fat for fat grafting to re-contour other areas of the body.

Dr. DuPéré often performs arm lift surgery as part of surgery after weight loss.

  • Recovering From an Arm Lift

  • Most patients having only an arm lift can go home the same day. If needed, we can arrange a supervised overnight stay.

  • Dr. DuPéré will place dressings or bandages on your incisions following your arm lift. He uses mostly dissolving internal sutures and removes the few external ones after a week. You can usually resume showering within 5 to 7 days. Patients must wear a compression garment for 4 week

  • Lymphatic drainage, offered at our med spa, can also help with your recovery.

Who is a Candidate for an Arm Lift Procedure?

An arm lift procedure, also known as brachioplasty, is a transformative surgery for both women and men. Ideal candidates for an arm lift typically include individuals seeking to address loose, sagging skin and excess fat in the upper arms, often caused by significant weight loss, aging, or hereditary factors. The procedure aims to sculpt and contour the arms, resulting in a more toned and youthful appearance.

Suitable Candidates:

  • Loose and Sagging Arm Skin: Candidates should have noticeable loose and sagging skin in the upper arms, which may create a “bat-wing” appearance. This excess skin can be challenging to improve through diet and exercise alone.
  • Significant Weight Loss: Individuals who have experienced substantial weight loss, either through bariatric surgery or lifestyle changes, often find that their upper arms have excess skin that requires surgical intervention.
  • Good General Health: Suitable candidates should be in good overall health and have no underlying medical conditions that could increase the risks associated with surgery.
  • Stable Weight Maintenance: Candidates should have reached a stable weight before considering an arm lift procedure. Significant fluctuations in weight can impact the results of the surgery.
  • Realistic Expectations: It is important for candidates to have realistic expectations about the outcomes of an arm lift procedure. While the surgery can significantly improve the appearance of the upper arms, individual results may vary based on factors such as skin elasticity and scarring.
  • Commitment to Aftercare: Following the arm lift procedure, candidates should be committed to following post-operative instructions, including wound care, wearing compression garments, and avoiding strenuous activities during the initial healing period.

What to Expect During an Arm Lift Consultation with Dr. DuPéré in Toronto

During a personalized consultation, Dr. DuPéré will attentively assess the candidate’s arms and discuss their specific goals and concerns related to the appearance of their upper arms. A comprehensive evaluation will determine the most suitable approach for achieving beautifully sculpted and contoured arms.  It is common with massive weight loss to address the excess skin in the chest wall region at the same time, with or without a breast lifting procedure.

Dr. DuPéré’s expertise in arm lift procedures ensures that each candidate receives a tailored treatment plan, resulting in a smoother, more toned, and youthful arm appearance. Whether candidates seek to regain arm confidence after weight loss or improve arm aesthetics due to aging, Dr. DuPéré’s meticulous technique and dedication to patient care ensure exceptional results.

If you desire to address loose, sagging skin in the upper arms and achieve a more defined and contoured arm silhouette, an arm lift procedure by Dr. DuPéré may be the perfect solution. Schedule a consultation today to explore the possibilities of achieving toned and youthful arms, boosting your confidence and achieving a more balanced and proportionate figure.

Risks and Complications

Every surgery comes with potential risks. Though serious complications are rare, Dr. DuPéré warns all arm lift patients of risks such as: scarring, opening of the wound, discomfort for 1 to 4 weeks, bleeding and bruising around the surgical sites, loss of sensation over the surgical site and around the scar, fluid accumulation (seroma and hematomas), infection (extremely rare), nerve and vessel injury (a risk with any surgery), skin necrosis (possibly treatable with wound care) and general anesthesia-related issues.