Upper Arm Lift

Conveniently located to serve The Woodlands, Houston, and Shenandoah


An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. With age, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. Plastic surgeons will discuss the upper arm lift in The Woodlands brachioplasty with patients who want to tighten this skin and look as good as they feel.

In some cases your plastic surgeon may suggest that liposuction be used alone or in conjunction with an arm lift to remove excess fat in the upper arms. Pockets of stubborn fat accumulate during the aging process or are left over after dramatic weight loss.


The upper arm lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. In some cases, local anesthesia with sedation may be used instead. Once the chosen anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Lahiri creates an incision in the back or underside of each upper arm. These stretch from the armpit to the elbow. They may be shorter or longer depending on the patient’s needs.

After the incisions have been made, the excess skin on the arm is trimmed away with the aid of a scalpel. A liposuction cannula may be inserted in order to remove stubborn fat via medical suction. The tissues are tightened, and the incisions are closed with stitches and dressed appropriately, completing the operation.

I have to say Dr. Lahiri has changed my life drastically for the better, my confidence and just happiness with the way i feel is priceless! I cannot thank her enough for the wonderful results i have.
Shawn P.


After your upper arm lift, you will return home to heal. It will likely be necessary for a friend or family member to drive you home and to help out around the house for a day or two. Arrange for your ride home in advance.

Part of the healing process will be taking time off from work to rest. Typically, patients must take around a week off before going back to their job. Heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and other physically taxing activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.

Keep your arms elevated during recovery. Pillows help to keep the arms propped up. This ensures that post-surgical swelling and bruising are minimized. Wearing post-surgical elastic garments will aid in this process and will ensure that the skin conforms well to the new contours of the arm.


Because an upper arm lift involves a different degree of tissue removal for every patient, its cost varies. The price of brachioplasty surgery is determined by factors like the amount of tissue removed, the techniques utilized, the anesthesia chosen, and the amount of time taken to perform the surgery.


An upper arm lift in The Woodlands gives patients the sculpted upper arms they deserve and puts an end to bat wings.

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