Arm Lift Specialist


Dermatology & Plastic Surgery located in Quincy, MA & Plymouth, MA

Is sagging skin on your arms affecting your lifestyle? DermASAP, conveniently located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts, offers safe, effective arm lift procedures that make your aesthetic goals a reality. If you’ve tried every non-surgical method to improve the cosmetic look of your arms, it may be time to try an arm lift. Call DermASAP or schedule your first appointment online today.

Arm Lift Q & A

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is a surgery that removes excess fat and skin from your arms to improve their cosmetic appearance.


Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?

People who are generally in good health are good candidates for an arm lift. Men and women of all ages get arm lifts. There are many reasons for sagging arms, including:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Age
  • Family history
  • Bariatric surgery


Due to these factors, sometimes it’s impossible to reduce the appearance of sagging arms even through exercise.


What happens during the first appointment?

During your first arm lift consultation at DermASAP, your doctor discusses your overall health, family history, and medications you’re taking. The doctor might ask you if you’ve had issues with wound healing or bleeding, or if you smoke. It’s important to be as honest as possible so the doctor can effectively evaluate the risk of the procedure to your health.

Your doctor conducts a physical examination, and then discusses with you your expectations for the surgery. Your doctor takes pictures of your arms and talks about any side effects of the surgery, such as possible scarring.


What happens during the arm lift procedure?

The arm lift procedure usually requires about two to three hours and a recovery time of about three to four weeks. During the arm lift procedure, you undergo local or general anesthesia for maximum comfort. The doctor may remove fat from your arms using liposuction or simply alter and tighten tissue. Depending on the type of arm lift, you may receive stitches or sutures.


How do I prepare for recovery from the arm lift procedure?

Your DermASAP surgeon gives you detailed instructions on how to take care of your incisions after receiving the surgery to avoid infection. It’s important to facilitate proper drainage of fluids and keep the wound clean. After the surgery, you should avoid strenuous physical activity to avoid reopening the wound. Be sure to tell your doctor if you experience any pain and pain medication can be prescribed. 

Call DermASAP or schedule your first arm lift consultation online today.