The type and length of incision Dr. Freund will recommend depends upon the severity of excess skin you have. A traditional arm lift incision will extend from your armpit to your elbow. Through this incision, Dr. Freund can access the underlying tissue. He will carefully pull and redrape these tissues, suture them together, and excise any excess.
In many cases, liposuction is used in conjunction with arm lift surgery for further fat reduction. If you choose to undergo liposuction, Dr. Freund will carefully suction out excess fat using a long, thin instrument called a cannula. While the arm lift surgery itself is designed to reduce excess skin, liposuction will reduce a substantial amount of unwanted fat, as well.
Once these alterations are complete, Dr. Freund will carefully suture your incision closed. He will use precise techniques to hide any scarring in the natural contours of your arms.