Arm Lift

In Atlanta


Arm Lift

“Bat Wings,” “Arm Flab,” “Hello Helen’s.” These are just a few of the names that are bestowed upon the stubborn excess skin under our upper arms. Many factors can contribute to this lax skin such as age, weight loss, and our general genetic makeup. The good news is that these concerns can be corrected with the help of an Arm Lift in Atlanta, GA by double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian. You no longer need to feel self-conscious or feel uncomfortable when wearing certain types of clothing.

An arm lift can help men and women feel confident in their bodies and obtain the look they’ve always wanted. Contact Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA today to schedule a private consultation!

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Tighten the Arms!

What is an Arm Lift?

An Arm Lift in Atlanta, clinically known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that makes the upper part of the arm slender and more toned by removing excess sagging skin. This concern can prevent you from fitting into certain types of clothing or cause you to shy away from social events, such as going to the beach. For this procedure, Dr. Arslanian removes excess lax skin on the upper arms, as well as tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue to define the arm’s shape and contour. There are various reasons why a patient experiences these concerns such as weight fluctuations, the natural aging process, or genetics.

Regardless of the reason, an arm lift can help you achieve the aesthetic that you desire. This cosmetic procedure is ideal for men and women who are looking to reduce the amount of excess skin and create a newly defined contour for the arms.

There are several different techniques that Dr. Arslanian may use to help you achieve your bodily goals. The specific method chosen will depend on your particular needs and what you are looking to accomplish through this procedure. However, an arm lift does not include the removal of excess fat. In cases such as this, Dr. Arslanian may recommend combining additional procedures, such as liposuction, with the arm lift to achieve the aesthetic you desire.

What are the benefits of an Arm Lift?

Dr. Arslanian has had great success providing beautiful results for his arm lift patients. This procedure has helped many men and women attain the look they desire. Some of the numerous benefits that a Brachioplasty provides are as follows:

  • Gain a more toned shape of the upper arm
  • Remove lax skin to improve overall contour
  • Scars are minimal and relatively easy to hide
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem
  • Enjoy more clothing options
  • Enhanced Arm Proportions

Who are the best candidates for an Arm Lift?

The first step to see if you are a good candidate for an Arm Lift in Atlanta is setting up a consultation with Dr. Arslanian. The best candidates for this procedure have the following characteristics:

  • Individuals with significant weight loss
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Realistic expectations
  • Aging Individuals
  • Those with a genetic predisposition to flabby arms
  • Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients
  • Those with stable weight
  • Non-smokers

It is also important that if you do smoke, you will be asked to quit approximately three weeks before your surgery date.

First Steps

What’s the first step of a Arm Lift?

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At the time of your consultation, you’ll be able to meet with double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arslanian to discuss your aesthetic goals and set realistic expectations for the look you want to achieve. The doctor will also assess your past medical history, mainly looking at your overall health, medications, and any previous procedures. This will help him to ensure that you have no pre-existing conditions that could negatively impact your ability to heal properly or create risk during surgery.

For the final step of this consultation, Dr. Arslanian will perform a brief physical examination to make the final determination of your candidacy. If deemed a suitable candidate by the doctor, he will work with you to build a custom treatment plan tailored to your exact needs. This treatment plan will give Dr. Arslanian the ability to provide you with an accurate quote for your arm lift procedure. He understands the importance of trust and prides himself on giving you the honest feedback that is necessary to ensure you are satisfied with the final results.

What to expect on the day of Arm Lift surgery

The arm lift procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning, that once the surgery is complete, you will be able to return home to continue your recovery in comfort. Typically, this procedure takes 2-3 hours to perform, depending on the extent of correction that is required. During your pre-op consultation, you will go over what to expect on surgery day and how you can properly prepare for your surgery according to your custom treatment plan.

There are different types of techniques to achieve an Arm Lift surgery:


This technique is one most frequently associated with a brachioplasty procedure. The incision runs from the armpit to the elbow, along the underside of the arm. This allows for a scar on the inside of the arm which can be nicely hidden. The traditional arm lift technique is best suited to treat a moderate amount of loose skin on the upper part of the arms. During the final part of this procedure, Dr. Arslanian will pull the remaining skin taut, improving the overall shape and contour of the arms.


A mini arm lift is designed to correct minimal amounts of excess skin on the upper part of the arms. This incision is small and is made within the armpit for easy concealment. During this procedure, a small amount of skin is removed, and the remaining skin is then pulled tight to achieve the new arm contour. Scarring is discrete and nicely hidden within the natural creases of the armpit. This technique treats explicitly excess skin that borders the armpits.



This arm lift technique is used to treat more severe cases of skin laxity and is mostly chosen if you have undergone significant weight loss. The incision for this procedure runs from the elbow to the armpit and continues along the side of the chest for further correction than any other arm lift procedure. Although the incision for the extended arm lift is more significant than the others, the results are very satisfactory. If you are looking to treat a large amount of excess skin, this may be the ideal technique to achieve your aesthetic goals.

 If you have elected to combine liposuction with the arm lift, Dr. Arslanian will do so before starting the actual arm lift procedure. He will make the necessary incisions surrounding the treatment area to remove an adequate amount of fat. He will then make the necessary incisions to remove the excess skin from the arms. The technique used for this procedure will be decided on the day of the consultation. Once the skin has been removed, the doctor will join the remaining skin and close the incisions using sutures.

 Once the procedure is complete, your arms will be wrapped in compression sleeves, and you will be escorted to the recovery area where you will be monitored for a couple of hours by our nursing staff before being released to go home.

After you’ve been cleared for discharge, you can continue to recover in the comfort of your own home.


It is important to remember that all patients heal differently. With that being said, mild swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort can be expected after your arm lift procedure. This is completely normal and will subside on its own.

The compression sleeves should be worn at all times throughout the recovery process to help with swelling and bruising throughout the treatment area. Dr. Arslanian recommends his post-op patients walk a brief amount the night after their procedure to help improve blood circulation throughout the body and to reduce the risk of clotting.

The downtime for the arm lift procedure is typically 5-7 days, which after you will be able to return to your daily routines. More strenuous movements and activities should be avoided for at least 10-14 days unless otherwise specified by Dr. Arslanian. You will also be provided with a prescription for pain medication and instructions to prevent infection and promote proper healing. Our staff can help you schedule any necessary follow-up appointments and are available to answer any post-procedural questions you might have.

Arm Lift Cost

How much does it cost?

The cost of your Arm Lift in Atlanta, GA will depend on the extent of correction you require and if any additional procedures will be performed during the surgery. To obtain a custom brachioplasty quote, please contact Arslanian Plastic Surgery today and request a consultation with Dr. Arslanian. There is no better time than now to correct skin laxity and achieve the aesthetic that you desire. We look forward to meeting you.

Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta
Doctor Arslanian | Arslanian Plastic Surgery Atlanta

Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is reputed for its excellent patient care. Founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian has built a practice that is a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. An Arm Lift is part of their regular course of work and so, you will have the comfort of dealing with experience.

A graduate of SUNY Geneseo College, Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed one of the most rigorous training programs in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then decided to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States.


Schedule a consultation

If you’d like to correct your upper arms’ appearance from flabby to toned, an Arm Lift from Dr. Arslanian at Arslanian Plastic Surgery can produce just the desired results.

To schedule your one-on-one consultation, please contact our office at (678) 894-9200 to request an appointment, and a helpful member of our team will reach out to you and help you take the first step toward a more youthful appearance! We are currently offering phone consultations for our out-of-state patients.

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