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Boundless—And Sleeveless—Confidence

Every year, summer comes, and every year, you experience the gorgeous, but sometimes sweltering, Florida heat with your arms covered up. It's time to have a new experience and wear that tank top, swimsuit, or flowing summer dress. An Brachioplasty can deliver toned, tighter, more contoured upper arms and the newfound confidence that comes along with them.

Boca Raton plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Horn

Brachioplasty at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa

As a premier, nationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Horn delivers incredible results that are completely personalized to meet your goals, no matter what type of aesthetic refinement you are looking to achieve. At Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, the entire team is ready to walk alongside you during your Brachioplasty in Boca Raton, FL, to ensure you are well-informed and thrilled with the results.

What is a Brachioplasty?

A brachioplasty focuses on correcting sagging skin and stubborn pockets of fat in the upper arm area that may hang under the arm when it is held up. This kind of sagging could be related to weight loss, aging, or general loss of skin elasticity. Known clinically as a brachioplasty, your surgeon will make a discreet incision, remove excess skin and fat in the arm, and sculpt the remaining tissue for a contoured, attractive result.

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Brachioplasty vs Liposuction

While these two procedures have similar goals, they vary in scope and ultimate results. Liposuction uses specialized instruments and tiny incisions to suction out areas of unwanted fat in the arm in order to see a more toned appearance. However, it does not address excessive loose skin. Brachioplasty removes fat and loose skin, and your surgeon will close the incision in such a way as to produce a tightened and contoured look. For a comprehensive result, liposuction may be used during a brachioplasty procedure for maximum effect.

Brachioplasty Benefits

One of the best parts of undergoing an Arm Lift is the confidence to wear what you want, whenever you want. Whether it's a quick shopping trip or a night out, feel comfortable in that tank top again. No more sweating through the summer in sleeves or hesitating on swimwear options. Our Boca Raton Brachioplasty patients can enjoy:

  • Heightened confidence
  • Improved arm tone and contour
  • More overall body proportion
  • Results that are natural-looking and permanent

Brachioplasty Candidates

Ideal candidates for brachioplasty are generally wanting to eliminate excess skin and fat from the upper arm and see a tighter, more toned appearance. Candidates should be in overall good health to undergo surgery and preferably close to their goal weight to maintain results.

Boca Raton brachioplasty model

Consultation and Preparation

Your consultation with Dr. Horn will include a discussion about the procedure, your aesthetic goals, and your health history. If we determine that this is the ideal procedure for you, a comprehensive treatment plan will be created and we will provide full preparation details including possible lab work or medication adjustments.


Your comfort is our top priority. We work to ensure that each patient receives outstanding care from start to finish. This procedure is outpatient, usually performed with general anesthesia, and takes about two to four hours. An incision will be made from near the armpit to the elbow, and excess skin and fat will be removed, resulting in a tighter upper arm look.

Boca Raton brachioplasty model in yellow swimsuit

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Many patients experience some swelling, tightness, or discomfort after surgery. These side effects usually subside within a few days, and downtime usually takes about two weeks. Complete healing and clearance for all activities could take up to a month, and final results should be visible in around nine to twelve months.

Why Choose a Brachioplasty with Dr. Horn?

Dr. Michael Horn, a board-certified Boca Raton plastic surgeon, has performed over 10,000 surgeries and is renowned for achieving natural-looking outcomes while minimizing scarring. Dr. Horn and his team offer the highest-quality care tailored to each person's unique needs and aesthetic goals. With an unmatched blend of artistry, expertise, and outstanding results, Dr. Horn is excited to see the confidence gained by every patient after achieving fulfilling and optimal results.

Schedule Your Boca Raton Arm Lift Consultation at Michael Horn Plastic Surgery & Med Spa Today

Call our knowledgeable staff now at (312) 202-9000 for full details on a brachioplasty and whether it might fit into your treatment plan. For convenience, you can schedule your consultation online anytime using our quick contact form.

Brachioplasty FAQs

Pain or discomfort following an arm lift can be well managed through rest and medication.

While a brachioplasty is considered a safe procedure when performed by a qualified professional, every surgery does come with certain risks, which will be discussed during your consultation.

The results after a brachioplasty are considered long-lasting or permanent since this is a surgical alteration. Extreme weight changes could affect the results, so it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

For most patients, downtime is about seven to ten days, and fully resuming daily tasks is usually cleared in around two weeks.

The cost of brachioplasty depends on several factors, such as the extent of the surgery, as well as facility and doctor fees. We would be happy to discuss financing options with you during your consultation.

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.

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