Brachioplasty, or arm contouring procedures generally remove the excess skin and fat from the arm between the shoulder and elbow. The procedure is designed to provide a more contoured, defined appearance. The operation is ideal for those with redundancy due to aging or secondly to excessive weight loss. Occasionally the operation is performed in conjunction with liposuction to further improve appearance. Typically performed at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center using general anesthesia, most patients are back to a normal routine in two to four weeks.