One of the toughest areas for women to keep toned and firm is the area under the arm from the armpit to the elbow. Sometimes, no matter how many triceps exercises are done, the area under the arm remains lax or saggy with fat deposits. Women who are self-conscious about this may avoid wearing sleeveless clothing or even waiving to friends in the distance. There is a surgical procedure to treat this condition, and it is called a brachioplasty. The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas offers brachioplasty as one its many treatments. The surgery is performed either under general anesthesia or IV sedation. An incision is made under the arm from underarm to just above the elbow. If fat deposits are to be removed, they are either excised or removed via liposuction. Sometimes loose skin must be removed as well during this procedure. The results of the surgery are arms with better contours and tighter skin, and most of all, no saggy, jiggling tissue under the arm. So long as the patient leads a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and exercising, the results of brachioplasty are long lasting. To learn more about arm lift (brachioplasty) procedures in Houston, Texas contact the office of triple board certified Dr. Michael Eisemann.