Arm Lift Specialist

Advanced Plastic Surgery Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in DC area, Arlington, VA

You can improve the muscle tone in your arms with pushups and bicep curls, but exercise can’t remove the excess skin. If you’re bothered by your bat wings, you may want to consider an arm lift. The experienced team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center uses a number of techniques to perform an arm lift to improve the tone and shape of your upper arms. For a consultation, contact the Arlington, Virginia, office by phone or online today.

Arm Lift Q & A

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift, which is medically referred to as a brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes the excess skin and fat from the underside of your upper arm. The procedure gets rid of the hanging flesh and fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise to improve the tone and shape of your arms.

The flabby skin and fat may be due to aging or develop after you’ve lost a significant amount of weight. In fact, the body contouring procedure is frequently performed after bariatric surgery. 

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

The surgical specialists at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center determine if you’re a good candidate for an arm lift during your consultation. You may want to consider scheduling an appointment with the aesthetic experts if you’re bothered by the flab and skin that hang from your upper arm that you can’t seem to get rid of despite your best efforts.

What can I expect during an arm lift?

Your arm lift is an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia or a local anesthetic with sedation. Because the board-certified plastic surgeons use a number of techniques to perform an arm lift, no procedure is like another.

The team reviews your surgical plan with you prior to your procedure so you know what to expect and how to prepare. The team closely monitors your healing and progress following your procedure. 

How long is the recovery after an arm lift?

Although recovery time varies, most patients are able to leave their house the day after their arm lift and work from home within 4-5 days. If your job doesn’t require heavy lifting or strenuous activity, you may be able to return to work within 1-2 weeks after your procedure. Otherwise, you may need to take up to six weeks off from work to allow for proper healing after your arm lift.

What procedures complement an arm lift?

Many post-bariatric patients benefit from body contouring procedures to get rid of excess skin and fat to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. The experienced plastic surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center perform these procedures specifically for this patient population. To support your aesthetic goals, the team may suggest a thigh lift, tummy tuck, or body lift to complement your arm lift.

If you’re bothered by the droopy skin on your arms, call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or click the online booking button to schedule a consultation to see if an arm lift is a good choice for you.