Miami Arm Lift

Toned, tight, and firm are words to describe the arms of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama, and Madonna. Sometimes, exercise only takes us so far, and we still do not have the results we desire.

Have you had significant weight loss or noticed saggy upper arms due to age? You may be interested in an arm contouring procedure.

Arm contouring is also known as an “arm lift”. It is a procedure that transforms your arms from “flab” to “fab.” Plastic surgeons may use liposuction, but it can also be performed without liposuction.

The result is trim, tight upper arms. It gives you a look you desire that cannot be obtained through exercise alone.

Techniques used by the plastic surgeons at Revive are safe with minimal scarring.

What is an Arm Lift Surgery?

Arm Lift Surgery, medically termed brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the upper arms. It involves the excision of excess skin from the upper arm and the elbow, addressing issues of sagging or drooping often caused by substantial weight loss or natural aging. A vital aspect of this procedure is the improvement of skin elasticity, leading to a firmer and more aesthetically pleasing arm contour. The result is not only an improved visual appearance but also a more comfortable and youthful feel to the arms.
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Who are the ideal candidates for an arm 
lift in Miami/Coral Gables?

Arm lifts are one of the most popular surgeries requested after significant weight loss. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 18,000 arm lift procedures were performed in 2019. People often have a significant amount of skin sagging after weight loss. Also, some candidates experience sagging simply due to age and genetics. It is incredibly frustrating for some who exercise regularly yet still cannot achieve their desired look. 

But through arm contouring, many of these patients finally achieve their goal of toned, beautiful upper arms. The best candidates include:

Those at a healthy, 
stable weight

Realistic expectations of procedure results

skin sagging

No serious, underlying medical conditions

Preparing for an arm lift procedure

You will receive pre-op instructions from your plastic surgeon at Revive

It is suggested you quit smoking several weeks before the procedure as it can delay wound healing.

Certain medications can increase bleeding so will need to be discontinued, including:

— Aspirin
— Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, naproxen)
— Certain vitamins and supplements

A healthy diet full of protein can also help promote healing after the procedure.

Arm Lift Procedure in Miami


The procedure takes approximately 1-3 hours. The surgeon places you under general anesthesia and makes an incision either in the back or inner part of the arm. Depending on the extent of the hanging skin and the desired outcome, this incision can be made either on the back or the inner part of the arm. For those with less extensive sagging, a mini arm lift might be an option, involving a smaller incision primarily in the inner arm area.

Excess fat

Excess fat is removed, sometimes using liposuction. Underlying tissues are tightened and contoured to give you the shape you desire. This step is vital for arm lift patients following significant weight loss, as they often contend with persistent fat deposits that contribute to the overall sagging appearance of the arms.

the extra skin is removed

Finally, the extra skin is removed using techniques that will result in minimum scarring. This is especially important in the arm lift procedure, as the goal is to remove the sagging and loose skin and ensure that the remaining scars are as inconspicuous as possible, often hidden along the inner arm.

tightening and reshaping

The next critical phase involves tightening and reshaping the underlying tissues. This process is key to transforming the look of the arm, giving it a more toned and youthful appearance, free from the sagging and loose skin that can cause discomfort and self-consciousness.

After undergoing arm lift surgery

After undergoing arm lift surgery, each patient receives customized advice for recovery and aftercare to minimize discomfort and maximize the aesthetic results of the arm lift/ brachioplasty procedure. This comprehensive approach ensures that the arm lift procedure addresses all concerns related to loose and sagging skin, offering a more toned and aesthetically pleasing arm contour, with a mini arm lift option for those with less extensive needs.

Miami Arm Lift Recovery 
and Aftercare

You likely notice the results immediately after the procedure. There will be some bruising and swelling that will resolve in the weeks following surgery.

To best manage your pain, you may be prescribed pain medication. Elevating your arm during recovery can also help with the swelling following surgery.

You will likely have a compression garment to wear to help minimize swelling and aid in recovery. Any exercise, especially those that include the arms, must be avoided during recovery.

There will be an incision, but your surgeon will ensure it is minimal. Fully healing is usually complete within two weeks.

Cost of Miami Arm Lift

The Miami Arm Lift cost typically ranges from approximately $5,000 to $8,000, though this can vary based on the complexity of the individual case and other factors. This estimate generally includes the surgeon’s fee but may not cover additional costs such as anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related expenses.

For a more accurate and detailed cost assessment tailored to your specific needs, scheduling an arm lift consultation with Dr. Morad Askari at Revive Surgical Institute is highly recommended. During this consultation, Dr. Askari can provide a comprehensive breakdown of all costs involved in the Arm Lift procedure.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Arm Lift Surgery Remove Stretch Marks?

Arm lift surgery can remove or reduce the appearance of stretch marks, mainly if they are located on the skin that is being excised. However, it may not remove all stretch marks, as this depends on their location and extent.

How Long Does the Surgery Take?

An arm lift surgery typically takes 1 to 3 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the specific techniques the surgeon uses.

What is the Recovery Process After an Arm Lift?

Recovery after an arm lift involves some swelling and discomfort, usually subsiding within a few weeks. Most arm lift patients can return to normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks, but full recovery and final results may take a few months.

Are There Scars After Arm Lift Surgery?

Yes, there are scars following an arm lift surgery, as incisions are necessary to remove excess skin. However, surgeons aim to place these incisions strategically to minimize visible scarring.

How Noticeable Will the Scars Be?

The visibility of scars after an arm lift can vary, but they are typically placed in less visible areas like the inner arm. Over time, these scars generally fade and become less noticeable.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Typically, the outcomes of an arm lift are enduring, particularly when the patient maintains a consistent weight and adheres to a healthy lifestyle. However, natural aging and gravity will eventually affect the skin’s elasticity over time.

Are there risks to be aware of with an arm lift?

Just as with any surgery, there may be risks. Common concerns include infection, anesthesia risks, swelling, scarring, or a hematoma.

Bear in mind it is unlikely you will have any complications. Your surgeon will discuss any concerns and help you should any complications arise.

More information 
about Miami Arm Lift

Dr. Morad Askari is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He is experienced in plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic procedures, including arm contouring.

The staff at Revive is supportive and available to answer questions related to arm lift in the Miami area.

Do not hesitate to contact us for information or schedule a consultation 
for your arm lift today!
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