Advanced Specialty Associates
Phone: (218) 454-8888
Fax: (888) 835-7231


Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery located in Baxter and Lilydale, St. Paul, MN


Brachioplasty services offered in Baxter and Lilydale, St. Paul, MN

Weight loss and aging may lead to loose, saggy skin on the back of your upper arm that you can’t eliminate with diet and exercise. Brachioplasty is a cosmetic procedure that removes the excess skin from this part of the arm. At Advanced Specialty Associates in St. Paul and Baxter, Minnesota, the plastic surgery team performs brachioplasty. To find out more about the arm lift procedure, call the office closest to you or schedule a consultation online today.

Brachioplasty Q&A

What is brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty, also called an arm lift, is a cosmetic procedure that improves the look and shape of the back of the upper arm.


Weight changes, aging, and genetics may lead to loose, saggy skin on the upper part of the arm. Unfortunately, exercises to tone the muscles in the upper arm can’t improve the loose skin.


Advanced Specialty Associates performs brachioplasty to reshape the back of your upper arm by removing excess skin and fat to create a more toned appearance.

Am I a candidate for brachioplasty?

The team at Advanced Specialty Associates determines if you’re a candidate for brachioplasty after an initial consultation. When it comes to plastic surgery, the team aims to exceed your goals and considers your initial consultation the most important visit.


During this evaluation, your surgeon talks to you about your concerns and examines your arm. They may consider you a candidate for brachioplasty if you have excessive skin laxity in the upper arm, your weight is stable, and you’re in good overall health.

What happens during brachioplasty?

Your cosmetic surgeon at Advanced Specialty Associates customizes your arm lift to match your goals. They review the details of your procedure at your consultation so you know what to expect.


In most cases, the plastic surgeons at Advanced Specialty Associates perform brachioplasty using general anesthesia, so you’re asleep during the procedure. They make an incision along the back of your arm, remove excess skin and fat, and reconnect the skin to create a smoother, tighter appearance. 


Your surgeon sends you to the recovery area after your surgery and then discharges you home. You must arrange to have someone drive you home following brachioplasty. Some people may need to stay overnight at the hospital following their upper arm lift. 

When can I expect to see results from brachioplasty?

You can expect to see improvements in the look of your upper arm immediately following your brachioplasty. However, it may take several weeks for the area to heal completely and for you to see the final results.


Brachioplasty can restore the area between your elbow and armpit back to its beautiful, youthful shape, creating smoother skin and improving contours. Call Advanced Specialty Associates or schedule your brachioplasty consultation online today.