Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) in
New York City with Dr. Shridharani

What Is An Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?

An arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve the contour of the arms by excess skin and fat being removed. An arm lift procedure by Dr. Shridharani will leave the skin smoother and tighter. An arm lift reduces excess sagging skin that droops, tightens and smoothens the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Brachioplasty?

If you have lost a considerable amount of weight, which has left you with excess skin around your arms, an arm lift may be the best option for you. When exercise and weight loss has not provided you with the desired “firmer and more youthful-looking arms,” an arm lift may be your solution. During your consultation with Dr. Shridharani, he will discuss your desired results and discuss if an arm lift is right for you. If with exercise and weight loss you have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking arms, an arm lift can give you the results you’ve always wanted.

Can An Arm Lift Be Used For Fat Removal?

Arm lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Dr. Shridharani can perform liposuction or liposculpt the arms. Excess fat will be removed where the skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and an arm lift may be recommended. With the use of liposuction in conjunction with an arm lift, the overall contour of your arms can be dramatically improved.

Arm Lift Results

The results are visible immediately. However, it may take six months to a year to see the final results. Following an arm lift, skin quality is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel. Swelling may be visible for several weeks to months after your arm lift. Your scar will continue to soften up to a year after surgery, leaving a very fine line.


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Are Brachioplasty Results Permanent?

Visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, the skin and fat that is removed is relatively permanent.

What Can I Expect During Recovery From An Arm Lift?

After your arm lift surgery, dressings will be applied to your incisions. After your arm lift surgery, we ask for you to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contour as you heal.

Brachioplasty Scarring

Incisions vary based on the areas to be treated, the degree of correction, and amount of skin hanging. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and re-draped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours. Dr. Shridharani will review your arm lift incisions during your consultation. The incisions typically are placed on the inner surface of the arm OR back of the arm. If there is excess skin in the underarm/axilla/arm pit/chest wall, this skin can also be removed to improve the overall contour of your chest and arms.

Arm Lift Cost

Arm lift surgery is a very high patient satisfaction procedure that we perform in my practice in New York City. The procedure can often be performed in conjunction with liposuction, which will increase the overall fee. Also, some patients are a candidate for a mini arm lift vs a full arm lift. What one likely will gather from the question and our answer are that there are a few variables the effect the cost, but general pricing around the country is 7.5K-12.5K depending on a handful of factors that my team and I can answer once you come in for a consultation.

Schedule A Consultation

If you think an arm lift is right for you, contact Dr. Shridharani at his New York City office today! Call  (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) FAQ

Q: Is it possible to have a Tummy Tuck and Arm Lift at the same time?

It is possible to have these surgical procedures performed simultaneously, however, there
are several considerations that a patient should take in to account when planning multiple
procedures with your surgeon. Most importantly, it is best to have an evaluation and
discussion with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Shridharani at LUXURGERY.
Whenever multiple procedures are attempted, although the risks remain quite low, there is
an increase in possible complications such as infections or wound healing.

These complications are related to the increase in OR time (and therefore an increase in time under anesthesia), and also gives your body more to heal after the surgery is done. In the case of a tummy tuck and arm lift, combining these procedures will make mobility harder after surgery because of the soreness in the core and also the arms. For most people, with understanding and preparing for these risks, the surgery can be completed quite safely, but again shows the importance of consulting with a thoughtful, well trained and board-certified surgeon—Dr. Shridharani. At LUXURGERY we care for the entire patient and present a multi-focal and scientifically proven based approach to prepare a patient to undergo surgery and have the best outcome possible.

Q: When can I resume normal activity and exercise after my Brachioplasty?

Most patients may return to a desk-like job four to six days after undergoing the procedure. We ask that you do not lift anything heavier than 10 pounds for the first two weeks following your procedure. If your occupation requires manual labor, do not return to work for at least three weeks. Light activity may be resumed after two weeks and vigorous “cardio” may be resumed after four weeks. Please do not do anything that will put a strain on the incisions. Lastly, weight lifting should not be resumed until your arms are fully healed (about six weeks). 

Q: What type of anesthesia will be used during my Arm Lift?

An arm lift can be performed under light sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Shridharani will recommend the best option for you during your consultation.