Arm Lift in Philadelphia, PA Dr. Lohner sees patients from Bryn Mawr, Main Line, Rosemont, Philadelphia, and other cities throughout Pennsylvania for arm lift surgery. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove excessive skin and fatty tissue from the upper arm area. It reshapes the back part of the arm that tends to become looser and less toned with age. The Arm Lift Procedure The operation itself starts with the surgeon making an incision on the inner or back side of the upper arm. After excess skin and other tissues are removed, the surgeon sutures the internal tissue layers and skin to achieve a sleeker, tighter contour. If fat is to be removed during the operation, liposuction may be performed during the arm lift procedure, as well. Aftereffects include temporary swelling and bruising, along with some pain that can be managed with medication. Recovering From Arm Lift Surgery Length of recovery from arm lift surgery can vary, depending on the complexity of the operation and amount of material removed. Your doctor will give you specific instructions to follow before you are sent home. The results of an arm lift can be long term if a patient maintains a healthy weight and relatively active lifestyle.