With the effects of time and frequently following weight loss, both men and women can lose skin tone. This loss of tone can be very obvious as hanging skin on the underside of the arm. The excess skin is sometimes associated with fat deposits in these areas as well. In some individuals, the underside of their arms may appear more full than they would like and this may be because of the presence of excess fat.
For individuals who have good skin tone and disproportionate amounts of fat in the arm, liposuction may provide adequate treatment. The use of liposuction alone to contour the arms always creates the risk for contour irregularities. The arm lift procedure is performed to remove excess skin (and usually fat) to restore a more youthful appearance to the arms.