Your Arm Lift Surgery Will Tighten Sagging Arm Skin & Remove Excess Arm Fat

If your diet and exercise regime isn’t reducing the sagging skin on your upper arms, and arm lift may help. Dermacare Plastic Surgery is here to help you get your confidence back with our plastic surgery Arm Lift procedure. The plastic surgery professionals of Dermacare understand that it is more than an Arm Lift, it’s a lifestyle lift, and you deserve the best.


The upper arms are often impacted by the aging process and may hold onto deposits of fat long after weight has been lost elsewhere on the body. If diet and exercise just aren’t cutting it, and you have a desire for arms that look toned and more attractive, then you’re in the right place. During this body contouring procedure, your plastic surgeon will trim away excess, hanging skin and remove stubborn deposits of fat. Then will pull your skin taut so that it conforms to the new contours of your arm. Phoenix patients will emerge from surgery looking firmer, fitter, and more youthful, with arms that better complement the rest of their figure.

  • What is an Arm Lift?

    An Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that helps Phoenix patients get rid of excess sagging skin that droops downward, tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.

    Fluctuations in weight or extreme weight loss, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.

    Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

  • Arm Lift Plastic Surgery Candidates

    An Arm Lift Surgery will create a more proportional and toned appearance by removing the excess skin and fat from the elbow, up to the armpit. However, body contouring procedures, such as Arm Lift surgery, are not intended as a method of weight loss.

    In general, ideal arm lift surgery candidates in Phoenix and surrounding areas are:

    • Healthy adults without medical conditions that may impair healing or increase the ricks associated of surgery
    • Adults with flabby or sagging upper arm skin or significant upper arm skin laxity
    • Adults of any age who have a relatively stable weight and are not significantly overweight
    • Non-smoking individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • Arm Lift Surgery Recovery

    Arm Lift surgery is considered an invasive procedure, so being well-prepared and ensuring optimal aftercare is recommended. Most patients take about a week off from work and other obligations to heal.

    During your recovery period, your plastic surgeon will require you to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and provide support for the tissues of the arm. To help the recovery process, keep your arms elevated and avoid any heavy lifting for at least a few weeks after surgery.

    Phoenix patients may experience soreness, tenderness, tightness, bruising, swelling, and redness as their arms heal.

    Prior to your surgery date, you will be given specific instructions on your Arm Lift surgery recovery. Instructions will include how to take care of the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid in healing, specific concerns to look for, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

  • Preparing for your Arm Lift Surgery

    Dr. Rod will provide you with thorough pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for your arm lift surgery. He will also answer any question you may have, take a detailed medical history and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for surgery.

    Before your Arm Lift surgery, your plastic surgeon will ask you to:

    • Stop smoking before undergoing surgery to promote good healing
    • Avoid taking any aspirin, and other anti-inflammatory drugs and medications (they can cause increased bleeding)
    • Stay hydrated before and after surgery for a safe recovery process

    If lifestyle changes are recommended, it is important that Phoenix patients best to achieve them to ensure the best results from their arm lift procedure and to minimize the chance of complications.

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    Arm Lift Plastic Surgery Pros:

    Results. The smoother, tighter contours that result from arm lift surgery are apparent almost immediately following your procedure.

    Self-Improvement. Get back your self-confidence! You can have the arms you’ve always dreamed of and the confidence boost you’ve always craved.

    Health. You will emerge from surgery looking fitter and more youthful, with arms that better complement the rest of your figure.


    Arm Lift Plastic Surgery Cons:

    You will have visible scars along the insides of your arms, extending from the armpit to the elbow.

  • How long will the results of Arm Lift plastic surgery last?

    You should expect your arm lift surgery results to last for many years, as long as your weight does not fluctuate dramatically. Your body will continue to age, including your skin, which may lead to loose skin in the future. If you gain excessive weight after your arm lift surgery and then lose the weight, the sagging or loose skin will return. Either way, subsequent arm laxity will be far less significant than before your surgery.

    It is important that Phoenix patients maintain a relationship with your aesthetic plastic surgeon for safety, as well as for healthy outcome. Please consider returning to our offices for follow-up evaluation at prescribed times and whenever you notice any changes in your arms. Do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Dermacare Plastic Surgery when you have any questions or concerns.

  • Arm Lift Surgery Limitations & Risks

    Your Arm Lift Surgery will create a more proportional and toned appearance by removing the excess skin and fat from the elbow, up to the armpit. However, body contouring procedures, such as Arm Lift surgery, are not intended as a method of weight loss.

    Potential risks or complications include:

    • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
    • Hematoma or serum (an accumulation of blood/fluid under the skin that may require removal)
    • Infection & Bleeding
    • Changes in sensation
    • Scarring
    • Allergic reactions
    • Damage due to underlying structures
    • Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures

    You can help minimize your risks of complications by following the expert advice of Dr. Rod, your board-certified plastic surgeon, both before and after your arm lift surgery.

If your sagging skin isn’t excessive, an arm lift may not be the right body contouring procedure for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rod and the experts at Dermacare Plastic Surgery to find out which body contouring procedure is right for you and your body.

The best way to find out whether an Arm Lift will help you achieve your aesthetic goals is to schedule your consultation and talk with Dr. Rod at Dermacare Plastic Surgery in the Phoenix area today.

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