Among the causes of excess underarm skin are aging and rapid weight loss. Such conditions can, however, be corrected through plastic surgery. Brachioplasty is a surgical process that aims to reshape the under portion of the upper arm. This is done from the underarm area to the part near the elbow area, through an arm lifting process.
Brachioplasty is considered in cases where liposuction cannot treat the excess sagging skin. Brachioplasty is therefore performed to reduce the excess sagging skin that usually drops downwards. This kind of surgery is done by tightening and smoothing out the tissue that supports and defines the shape of the upper arm. The procedure also enables reduction of fat pockets in the regions of the upper arm.