Try our AI Simulator
personalized aesthetic treatments

Try Now for Free

Patients with good skin tone may be able to improve upper arm contour with liposuction alone.  Aging or large weight loss can result in loss of support in the upper arm that does not respond to toning exercises.


Arm lift (brachioplasty) reshapes the upper arm that has excess skin and fat. Brachioplasty scars usually need to run the length of the upper arm, but are placed in less conspicuous areas along the inner aspect.  Loose skin that extends into the armpit can also be trimmed.  Liposuction may be performed as an adjunct to brachioplasty to refine the results.  Recovery takes about a week, but usually requires wearing a compression garment for 6 weeks.


Arm lift scars have a tendency to widen so we recommend the use of tension-relieving Embrace scar reduction strips that are worn for 2 months.


tavin arm lift before after tavin arm lift before after

34-year-old woman. 5’9″ 215 lbs. No children. She lost 80 lbs. after having a lap band. She underwent a bilateral arm lift. She lost 30 lbs. postoperatively, and used Embrace scar treatment for 2 months following surgery. Note: she was unable to tape her left arm as well as her right. She dropped 2 jacket sizes, following this procedure.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed.*

Ellis Tavin Arm Lift Ellis Tavin Arm Lift

43-year-old woman. 5’7″, 215 lbs. No children. Lost 135 lbs following gastric bypass. She underwent bilateral arm lift, along with a revision to remove more lax skin 6 months following initial surgery. She used Embrace scar treatment for 2 months following surgery. She dropped 3 jacket sizes following this procedure. Photos taken 5 months following revision surgery.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed.*