What Will My Scars Look Like After an Arm Lift?

Exercise and dieting have their limits, particularly for patients trying to lose stubborn upper arm fat. Brachioplasty, commonly known as arm lift surgery, offers a way to trim and tone the arms for a shapelier and more athletic appearance. While each patient will have unique needs and goals, this procedure typically requires an incision along the upper arm to achieve the desired outcome. The length of the incision will differ from patient to patient, and most individuals find that the marks heal well and become less noticeable with time. If you are very concerned about scar visibility following arm lift surgery, you have a few options:

  • Use laser skin resurfacing to soften, smooth, and minimize the appearance of the scar.
  • Opt for a non-surgical procedure if your cosmetic concerns are mild to moderate in nature. (We offer minimally invasive skin-tightening treatments that may better suit your preferences.)
  • Accept a small compromise (scars) in the process of enhancing your appearance and achieving your goals.

You may decide that the healed scars, particularly after laser skin resurfacing, do not bother you much after seeing what beautiful results can be obtained with an arm lift. Or you may decide to try non-surgical techniques instead. Dr. Goldberg and our medical team can help you understand all of your options, their benefits and drawbacks, so you can make the best decision for your lifestyle and preferences. We welcome your questions and look forward to serving as your partner on the road to self-improvement.

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