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An arm lift, technically called a brachioplasty, is a procedure in which excess fat and skin are surgically removed from the upper arms to create a firm, fit, more attractive look to saggy-looking upper arms.

Are you tired of having droopy, flabby upper arms?

It is an unfortunate fact that the body (particularly for women) can store fat in the upper arms. Once fit, firm upper arms that revealed muscle definition may now be very unattractive, with excess skin and fat. Women who live with this condition tend to avoid wearing sleeveless tops or any other clothing that will reveal the condition of their arms. An arm lift can resolve this aesthetic problem, creating firm, fit upper arms once again.


Am I a candidate for an arm lift?

If you are in good general health and safe to undergo surgery, you are likely a good candidate for an arm lift.

Many women (and men) may choose to have this surgery to resolve any of the following aesthetic issues:

  • Excess fat lodged in upper arms
  • Large, unsightly upper arms
  • Lack of muscle definition
  • Excess hanging skin on upper arms (“bat wings”)
  • Droopy, flabby upper arms
  • Sagging skin on upper arms
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Why choose Dr. Sugene Kim for arm lift surgery?

While there are many plastic surgeons to choose from, they vary in surgical skill, artistry, and technique. Dr. Kim is one of the most respected plastic surgeons in the area and has achieved acclaim for her consistently beautiful results. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, her life’s work is to assist people who want to improve quality of life with a cosmetic procedure. She takes her duty to her patients very seriously, and undertakes every arm lift surgery with focus, precision, and meticulous surgical technique.

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How much does an arm lift cost?

An arm lift will vary in cost, based upon the degree of sagging skin and tissue, and whether added procedures such as liposuction will be needed to create a sculpted look. An average cost is in the range of $8,000 to $10,000.

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Arm Lift FAQ's

Is an arm lift painful?

Any surgery involves incisions and some discomfort. You will have a prescription for pain medication, so you stay comfortable during the early stages of healing. Specialized numbing medication may be added to help control the pain for the first few days after your surgery.

What about scars?

You will have scars, but they will be located on the underside of your upper arms. We help our patients with all aspects of healing, including scar management. By the time you are fully healed, the incision sites should appear like a fine white line, not particularly visible.

What is a mini-arm lift?

A mini arm lift is simply an arm lift in which the incisions are shorter. This is an appropriate procedure for those with less excess skin and fat. In some cases, the incision can be made in the armpit. A personal evaluation of your upper arms will reveal which surgical technique will be most effective in creating firm, fit upper arms in your case.

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