Arm Lift - Arm Liposuction – Boston South Shore

Arm Contouring

Arm Liposuction

In some cases, liposuction can be used to remove fat tissue from around the upper arms through small incisions. Understand that liposuction is not a remedy for excess skin—that calls for an arm lift, or brachioplasty, where sections of skin and fat are surgically removed (see below).

Arm Lift

Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, is the surgical reduction of the redundant skin and fat of the upper arm that can develop with age—sometimes refered to as “bat wings.” The scar is usually placed toward the back of the arm (from the armpit to the elbow) so as not to show in the front view. An arm lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction.

Candiates for arm contouring are:

  • Those who have lost weight and have excess skin
  • Healthy adults with significant upper arm laxity caused by aging
  • Comitted to health lifestyle with relatively stable weight

Recovery and risks

Recovery from an arm lift procedure takes a few weeks. It will be at least one or two weeks before you can return to work and about ten days before you can drive.

If you maintain your weight, you can expect the results of your upper arm lift to last for many years. Because your skin will continue to age, further loose skin is likely in the future. Also, if you gain considerable weight and then lose the weight, loose skin will result. However, any subsequent arm laxity will be far less significant than prior your surgery.

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    Arm Contouring - Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

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    Arm lift (brachioplasty) testimonial:

    “Thank you Dr. Hamori, You’re really a special person. Once again I appreciate all of your great work and care of me. I will heal and save up time for my thighs! You are my angel—I trust you 150%. The journey continues.

    Warm regards, C.”
  • ARM LIFT Resources

    For more information on arm lift surgery, please visit:

    The website is a project of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and answer many common questions. Review of this site will also allow you to ask informed questions when you meet with Dr. Hamori for your surgical consultation.

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