What Is an Arm Lift?

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper arm.

This procedure is usually done to address sagging or flabby skin on the upper arms, which can be caused by aging, weight loss, or genetics and is sometimes known as a “bat wing.”

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will make an incision on the underside of your arm, from the armpit to the elbow.

Excess skin and fat will be removed, and the remaining skin will be pulled tight and sutured back together before the incisions are then closed with stitches. The procedure often results in boosted confidence and a more toned appearance.

Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS is a highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience with a number of surgical and non-surgical techniques. This enables him to work collaboratively with his patients, crafting customized treatment plans that unite them with their ideal cosmetic outcomes. To get started with Brachioplasty in Beverly Hills & Pasadena, reach out and set up your appointment today.

Why Our Patients Love the Arm Lift

Visiting Dr. Rogers for your initial consultation will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have as Dr. Rogers explains all of the exciting benefits that come along with the arm lift procedure. He’ll help you understand exactly what you can expect before, during, and after the surgery so you can experience peace of mind while you get ready to enjoy your exciting results.

Discover the wealth of benefits that receiving an arm lift in Beverly Hills & Pasadena can offer, including:

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved range of motion
  • Boosted confidence
  • Better-fitting clothing
  • Reduced irritation
  • Long-lasting results
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Is the Arm Lift Right for Me?

The arm lift is typically recommended for individuals who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery, and are bothered by excess skin or fat on their upper arms. You’re likely to be an ideal candidate for an arm lift if you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin on your upper arms if you have loose or sagging skin on your upper arms due to aging, if you have excess fat on your upper arms that is not responsive to diet and exercise, and if you are bothered by the appearance of your upper arms and wish to improve their body contour and overall appearance. The arm lift can address all of these issues, leaving you with a more toned and chiseled set of arms and improving your confidence in the way you look. Patients typically report a significantly boosted quality of life, thanks to their ability to show off their toned new look in a wider variety of outfits.

Preparing for Your Arm Lift Experience

Take a look at the general timeline that a typical patient experiences when visiting Leif Rogers, MD for an arm lift. It’s important to note that no two patients are exactly the same, so Dr. Rogers will take the time to work closely with you. In some cases, Dr. Rogers is even able to call upon his extensive experience to combine both surgical and non-surgical procedures to create enhanced results.

  • Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  • Create a customized surgical plan
  • Take pre-op photos
  • Meet with our practice manager
  • Schedule surgery with our surgical coordinator
  • Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • Return to the office for a pre-op before surgery
  • Have surgery
  • Return to the office for your post-op visit

About the Arm Lift Procedure


Brachioplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be completely unconscious during the procedure. This allows Dr. Rogers to perform the surgery safely and effectively.

Surgical Details

In most cases, arm lift surgery takes one to two hours to complete. The exact length of your procedure, however, will depend on factors such as the amount of excess skin and fat to be removed and the technique Dr. Rogers winds up using.

After the Procedure

During the procedure, Dr. Rogers will carefully make incisions that enable him to remove excess fat and trim away unwanted tissue. Once this is complete, Dr. Rogers will carefully close the incisions, and you’ll spend some time in our recovery area. Arm lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be able to head home and start your recovery process on the same day as your procedure. You will need someone to drive you home, however, as your anesthesia will still be in the process of wearing off.

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Your Recovery Experience

After your arm lift surgery, you can expect to take around one or two weeks off work, during which time you’ll rest and recover. You’ll need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks after your surgery, and Dr. Rogers will be sure to give you a clear recovery timeline and detailed aftercare instructions that will help you stay comfortable as you get ready to enjoy your exciting results. He’ll also take care to schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that you’re healing properly, and our team will be available to you at all times.

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Discover the Leif Rogers, MD Difference

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, few practitioners can offer the brand of comprehensive excellence you’ll find at Dr. Rogers’ practice. By combining a full range of both surgical and non-surgical options, Dr. Rogers and his team can offer patients true head-to-toe enhancement with results that frequently fly above and beyond his patients’ expectations. By combining a passion for plastic surgery and a deeply held love for innovation, Dr. Rogers has earned himself a reputation for excellence, and he can’t wait to learn more about how he can help you love how you look.

Ready to get started with an arm lift in Beverly Hills & Pasadena? Our team is here to help. Reach out to our practice and set up your initial consultation today.

Arm Lift FAQ

Will I have visible scars after my arm lift surgery?

Are there any risks with brachioplasty?

How soon can I resume normal activities after arm lift surgery?

Can I combine any other procedures with my arm lift surgery?

Will I have visible scars after my arm lift surgery?

Visible scars are common after arm lift surgery, but they can often be minimized with proper care and placement techniques.

Are there any risks with brachioplasty?

While rare, risks associated with brachioplasty include infection, bleeding, and scarring. Your surgeon will discuss these potential risks with you during the consultation process.

How soon can I resume normal activities after arm lift surgery?

The timeline for resuming normal activities after arm lift surgery varies but typically ranges from two to four weeks, depending on individual healing and the extent of the procedure. Your surgeon will provide personalized guidance based on your recovery progress.

Can I combine any other procedures with my arm lift surgery?

Yes, arm lift surgery can often be combined with complementary procedures like liposuction or breast augmentation or reduction to address multiple cosmetic concerns simultaneously.

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