What will my upper arm lift incisions and scars be like?
Your incisions and resulting arm lift scars will vary based on the type of upper arm lift you get.
Because liposuction incisions are small, the scars are also small. Most liposuction scars fade and are barely perceptible over time.
Your brachioplasty scars will most likely be limited to the underarm (armpit) areas.
Standard brachioplasty incisions are generally on the inside of the arm and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow.
This arm lift incision follows the standard brachioplasty incision but can extend from the elbow to the armpit then to the side of the chest to correct loose skin and fatty tissue under the arm area.
Your surgeon will make every effort to make incisions and scars as small and inconspicuous as possible. Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons can skillfully hide incisions in body creases whenever possible and may place sutures beneath the skin, where they will be gradually absorbed by your body.
Upper arm lift scars vary depending on the amount of excess tissue you have, the elasticity of your skin, the steps you take to prevent infection (nutrition, not smoking, hydrating), and any underlying medical conditions or genetic tendencies. Even patients who undergo a standard brachioplasty, which results in larger scars, are usually quite satisfied with the results.