Love Your Arms: Facts About Arm Lift Surgery

Congratulations! You’ve finally reached your target weight and are ready to show off your new body contours! However, after losing all that excess fat, you’re now unhappy with how your upper arms look in that new strapless dress. After putting in the work in the gym and revamping your nutrition, it can be frustrating to discover you still have a way to go to achieve the appearance you’ve dreamed of.

Many women lose muscle mass from their upper arms with age. This problem may create flabby, loose skin from the shoulder to the elbow, creating a “batwing” effect. If that’s the case for you, there’s an answer for you at the Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville.

What Is Arm Lift Surgery?

While diet and exercise improve muscle tone and reduce fat, they do not address lax, excess skin on the upper arms. While performing an arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, one of our surgeons will carefully remove the excess skin to create smoother, tighter, and firmer arms.

Brachioplasty is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat and skin from under the arms to create a toned appearance. In addition, your surgeon will remove the sagging tissue that makes you feel self-conscious when wearing sleeveless styles. Finally, we will restore your taut upper arm skin to show the world.


Good Candidates for Brachioplasty

Regardless of your age, you might have exercise-resistant trouble spots. Even after following a healthy diet and being physically active, your arms may still need help.

Does upper arm flab prevent you from wearing your favorite clothes? You may be an excellent candidate for brachioplasty if:

  • You have considerable upper arm skin laxity
  • Your weight is stable, and you’re close to your optimal weight
  • You are healthy, without any medical conditions that could impair your recovery
  • You don’t smoke

What Happens During Arm Lift Surgery?

Your surgeon will give you a general anesthetic, ensuring you feel no pain during the surgery. Next, they will create incisions in the inner portions of each arm, positioned so any resulting scarring will be barely noticeable. Finally, your surgeon will remove excess skin and fat, giving your arms a toned appearance. If necessary, liposuction will remove excess fat before your doctor trims away the excess skin.


Since an arm lift is a minimally invasive procedure, your recovery should take two to three weeks. We’ll ask you to wear compression sleeves to aid in the healing process while you restrict your activities for a week or so after surgery. Any swelling, redness, or bruising should abate quickly. Make sure you get plenty of rest, follow a healthy diet, and drink plenty of water during your recovery.

Schedule a Consultation with Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville

If you would love to show off smooth arms with spaghetti straps, halter tops, your favorite little black dress, or your sexy swimsuit, our expert arm lift procedures can help you get there. Please reach out to us at the Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville to schedule your consultation today.