Depending on the amount of sagging skin and excess fat, there are three methods to an arm lift surgery. If you have sagging arms due to moderate weight loss, then it is recommendable for you to undergo the mini Vaser lipo arm lift or limited-incision procedure which is a minimal elimination of subcutaneous fat and loose skin. A small incision will be done, wherein excess fat shall be removed, and the sagging skin is tightened.
Full arm lift or the standard arm lift Brachioplasty is ideal after losing a significant amount of weight, especially after bariatric surgery. In this process, the incision will be done from the armpit to the elbow. Compared to a mini arm lift, the full arm lift involves longer incisions that let the plastic surgeon tighten and smooth out more skin.
Lastly, for patients who have had a massive weight loss, it will be required for them to undergo the most extensive procedure which is called the extended arm lift Brachioplasty, where the incisions are done from the armpit to the elbow and then from the armpit down to the chest.