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What is an Arm Lift?

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If your arms sag due to excess skin, you might be considering an arm lift to give yourself a more youthful, toned appearance. An arm lift is a surgical procedure that tightens and smooths the arms. Learn more how the procedure works and how you can benefit!

What it can Improve

Due to age or weight fluctuations, you might suffer from sagging upper arms that can’t be corrected through diet or exercise. An arm lift can improve the appearance of sagging arms, excess skin and fat, and skin laxity in healthy individuals. An arm lift can improve your self-confidence and allow you to wear the clothes you want, without having to hide your arms.

How it Works

Because an arm lift is a surgical procedure, you will be under sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort. During an arm lift procedure with Dr. Ellen, incisions are placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm. Excess skin is then removed or treated with liposuction. Existing supportive tissue is tightened to give your arm a slimmer, more toned appearance. Finally, the skin is smoothed back over your newly contoured arm and the incisions are closed.


After your arm lift procedure, you can expect to have smoother, tighter, and well-contoured arms. Your true results may take some time to appear as swelling and bruising go down. If you follow your recovery instructions carefully and maintain a stable weight, the results of your arm lift will be long-lasting!

If you’d like to know more about the arm lift procedure or are ready to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Ellen today for a consultation!  For more information, visit our blog!

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