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Arm Lift

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Who Can Get an Arm Lift?

You may consider an arm lift procedure, or Brachioplasty, if you’re concerned with loose, drooping arm skin. As we age, the skin on the upper arm becomes looser due to a relaxation of fascial tissue; this effect is known as ptosis.

Patients who have undergone mastectomy or axillary lymphectomy are not candidates for arm lift surgery; nor are patients who have experienced multiple sweat gland infections.

The Arm Lift Procedure

Brachioplasty arm reduction can reduce the upper arm circumference by removing excess tissue. The procedure also works to tighten fascia, the tissue that connects skin with underlying muscle.

Most commonly, the Brachioplasty incision extends from the elbow to the axilla (armpit), but Dr. Sadeghi will place the incision where the skin can be most effectively tightened.

The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia, or under local anesthesia plus sedation. Most patients find they’re more comfortable sleeping through the procedure.

Risks of the Arm Lift Procedure

Using advanced surgical technique, Dr. Sadeghi can minimize scarring. However, in most cases, there is a scar, which can usually be covered or camouflaged by clothing. In some patients with less tissue, the scar may be able to be hidden in the axilla.

You can find before and after pictures in our patient gallery, or browse testimonials to learn how other patients’ arm lift surgeries have gone.

Recovering from Your Arm Lift

Your recovery will take between one and two weeks, depending on the depth of the incisions made. During this time, it’s important to follow Dr. Sadeghi’s instructions, including protecting your incisions and avoiding lifting any objects.

Elevating your arms on a pillow or two can help to alleviate discomfort. As you heal, it will take about six months to see how any scars develop.Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sadeghi.

“Dr. Sadeghi is a true class act. He’s extremely knowledgeable, meticulous and passionate about his work and it shows. I was so nervous when I first consulted with him, but he made me feel so comfortable and really worked with me in regards to the outcome I wished to achieve. Throughout the consult/surgery/post-op process, he always showed the utmost respect for me and assured me that we were going to achieve the most natural results as possible (which was very important to me). I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon - whether it be reconstructive or cosmetic. He knows his stuff and will help make you feel like the best version of yourself!”


“Great staff!! So caring! Dr. Sadgehi is amazing! He took such good care of me! I am EXTREMELY satisfied with the results of my surgery! 100% recommend him if you wanna have any work done! You won’t be disappointed!!”.


“Dr. Sadeghi is leading the industry with cutting edge technology. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. EM-Sculpt is what I use, just before a photo shoot or that weekend beach trip. If you haven’t been to see Ali yet and are looking to just feel better in your own skin, then get over there!”.


“Dr. Sadeghi and his team were so friendly and professional. The lady at the front desk kept checking in and updating me letting me know when I was next. He took his time and delivered the results I wanted. Very happy! This was my first experience and I will definitely be back!”.


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