Arm Lift

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

An arm lift, known medically as a brachioplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery meant to treat sagging underarms by tightening and getting rid of excessive skin, smoothing tissue, and removing extra fat. Both genetics and weight loss can be factors leading to an excess sac of skin and tissue on the underarm. Arm lift surgery in Florida can be one of the most rewarding procedures to pursue to return youth and definition to your upper arms. Those feeling self-conscious about the makeup of their arms should seek out medical advice from Dr. Zoran Potparic, the leading plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale.


Brachioplasty Procedure

The surgery usually takes place under general anesthesia. After deliberation and modeling on just how much skin you will need to remove to create taut, symmetrical arms, a trained surgeon will make neat incisions to remove excess skin and fat. Depending on the surgery, liposuction may be involved in the process. After the necessary removals and adjustments have been made, the surgeon brings together the incisions to provide a smooth arm contour. Dr. Zoran is an expert in microsurgery, which helps him limit scarring at the incision point.


The duration of the procedure, type of anesthesia, and recovery time will depend on the selected procedure, but Fort Lauderdale and Miami body contouring patients can generally expect the following:

Type of anesthesia: Twilight or general

Duration of surgery: 2 to 4 hours

Surgical facility: AAAA-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center

Recovery time: 3 to 6 weeks

Discomfort: Mild to moderate

Recovery From an Arm Lift Surgery

Temporary discomfort, bruising, and swelling can be expected for the first few days. You may be ready to return to most of your regular activities within a few days but to fully recover, you’re going to need to remain limited in high-intensity motion and avoid raising your arms above your head. After three to six weeks of rest and recovery, you should be able to resume normal activities once you get the go-ahead from Dr. Zoran. Scars from the surgery will also wane over time, making your arm lift surgery in Florida a complete success!

Best Brachioplasty Surgeon in South Florida

You’re always one decision away from the face and body you want to see in the mirror. Dr. Zoran has the experience and artistry to execute the procedure of your wildest dreams. With a staff providing a careful and intimate experience, you’ll feel at home while you reinvent yourself. Trust the best plastic surgeon in South Florida to do the job with precision and grace. Beat back father time under the eye of Dr. Zoran Potparic.

Dr. Zoran Potparic is a world-renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area. He is known for achieving natural-looking results for his plastic and cosmetic surgery patients.


Dr. Zoran Potparic is familiar with full-range reconstructive surgery. To discuss reconstructive plastic surgery or hand surgery possibilities, please call (954) 779-2777 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.