An arm lift is a surgical procedure that:

Reduces excess sagging skin drooping downward
Smoothes and tightens the underlying supportive tissues defining the shape of the upper arm
Reduces localized pockets of fat in your upper arm region

Aging, fluctuations in weight and heredity often cause the upper arms to have a sagging, dropping appearance. This is the condition that can’t be corrected through exercise. Brachioplasty may be the right for you if the underside of the upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat. We at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery have a phenomenal team of highly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons from across the globe. Our surgeons perform a number of successful arm lift surgery procedures each year.

Ideal Candidate

In general, ideal candidates for an arm lift surgery are:

Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
Adults of any age who are not significantly overweight and whose eight is relatively stable
Individual with good health and without medical conditions that impair healing or increasing risk of surgery
People with a positive outlook and realistic expectations


An arm lift surgery is performed under the influence of general anesthesia. During the surgery, incision length and pattern depend more on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, and the best judgment of the plastic surgeon.

Incisions are commonly placed on the insides of your arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference, and may also extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. Excess fat may be directly trimmed or treated with liposuction.

Depending on the specific condition, incisions may be more limited. Underlying supportive tissue is then tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of the arm.

Thereafter, the incisions are closed either with the absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within 1-2 weeks following the arm lift.