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Brachioplasty in Louisville: Is it for Me?

A brachioplasty is ideally suited for those patients with significant excess fatty tissue and skin laxity of the upper arm. The typical patient seeking this type of procedure has experienced a significant weight loss via surgery or diet and exercise. They have a large upper arm, most of which is skin, and they are unable to wear short sleeve tops.

The surgery is necessary because after weight loss the skin on this part of the arm usually will not tighten even with vigorous exercise.

Goals of Surgery

The expected outcome from a brachioplasty is to achieve a smooth contour along the back of the arm from the elbow up to the underarm area.

The Surgery

Where Does the Surgery Take Place?

This procedure can be done in an outpatient setting.


Sedation or general anesthesia is effective.

Surgery Time

A brachioplasty usually takes about 1 1/2 hours.

Hospital Stay

This is done as an outpatient.


There is minimal recovery and very little down time.


After surgery, 2 or 3 visits are necessary.


As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur and are best discussed at the time of your consultation. It is essential that patients be aware of potential complications before undergoing this or any surgical procedure.


Costs are in the range of $6,000 to $7,000. All estimated pricing does include Hospital Costs, Anesthesia Fees, and Surgeon’s Fees. While this cost range represents an estimate, the final price is based on each patient’s unique situation and can only be determined during a consultation.

Louisville plastic surgeon, Dr. Corbett takes pride in helping his patients achieve remarkable results in a safe, comfortable environment. He performs a variety of cosmetic procedures for the face, breast and body, including facelift, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation in Louisville.

Dr. Lee Corbett has extensive experience performing plastic surgery in Louisville, including post-bariatric body contouring. Over the course of his career, Dr. Corbett has become renowned as a highly accomplished Louisville tummy tuck, liposuction and thigh lift specialist. In addition to body contouring procedures, he offers a range of advanced procedures for the face and breasts. If you would like to learn more about these treatments, please explore the respective pages.