Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)


Also known as a brachioplasty, an arm lift can remove the uncomfortable excess skin that accumulates below the upper arms after substantial weight loss, such as following bariatric surgery.  Without treatment, this sagging skin can cause irritation and discomfort, as well as limit your clothing options and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. At Neaman Plastic Surgery, Portland plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen can eliminate this excess skin and restore a firm, evenly contoured appearance to your upper arms. You may also want to check out our other Services For Men.

Arm Lift vs. Liposuction

While liposuction may be used to remove fat deposits from the upper arms either alone or in conjunction with a brachioplasty, liposuction does not target the sagging, excessive skin that is the focus of an arm lift.  Your consultation will determine if liposuction will be sufficient to achieve the desired results. The flabby skin that develops after dramatic weight loss generally requires surgical brachioplasty treatment that includes complementary liposuction.

Salem Arm Lift Surgery

There are different surgical methods for conducting an arm lift, although most entail an incision along the inner portion of the arm from the armpit and along the affected area.  After the incision is made, lax skin is removed, excess fat may be eliminated with liposuction, and the remaining skin is tightened and contoured for a smooth appearance. Residual scars from an arm lift are concealed along the insides of the arms and are not noticeably visible when your arms are at your side.


An arm lift may be performed as part of a body lift for patients seeking to restore taut skin and appealing contours after massive weight loss. Contact us at our Salem office to learn if you are a candidate.

Schedule an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery Consultation

If you live in the Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas and would like to learn if you’re a candidate for an arm lift, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery online or call 844-338-5445 to schedule your personal consultation.