Arm Lift in New Jersey

Aging and weight fluctuation may cause excess fat and/or sagging skin to occur in the upper arms. Liposuction will help most patients by removing fat and achieving mild skin tightening, but it cannot address hanging skin on the upper arms. An arm lift is designed to remove this excess skin, improving the contour of your arms and helping you feel more confident wearing clothing that shows your arms.

Arm Lift Surgery

One tiny incision is hidden in the armpit area and another by the elbow. Patients with severely drooping skin will need to have that skin surgically excised. This procedure is called a brachioplasty. The final incision runs on the posterior aspect of the upper arm from elbow to armpit. Though the scar will fade in the first year, it is permanent.

Before & After Upper Arm Lift Surgery

New Jersey Arm Lift

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This 32 year old had lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise, and requested Dr. Parker to improve the appearance of the hanging skin on her arms. Dr. Parker performed a brachioplasty to remove the patient’s hanging arm skin. She loves the much improved appearance of her arms and is very satisfied with the appearance of her scars.

An upper arm lift can be combined with other procedures such as a body lift or liposuction. If upper arm rejuvenation procedures are performed alone, they are performed as an outpatient with intravenous sedation and local anesthesia.


You will be able to go home about an hour after your surgery and you will be up and moving around that same day. All sutures dissolve, and most patients experience minimal pain and discomfort. Patients may return to sedentary work within several days and exercise in approximately two weeks.