An arm lift, also called a brachioplasty, is a procedure intended to address extra tissue in the arm that causes it to sag. This procedure helps bring back a firmer, more toned shape to your arms. If you are interested in an arm lift, contactWashingtonian Plastic Surgery for a consultation.


Brachioplasty is best suited for those who may have lost a significant amount of weight and may want to consider getting rid of their arms’ excess skin. Washingtonian Plastic Surgery is a licensed cosmetic and plastic surgery clinic that has been providing cosmetic surgeries, including brachioplasty, in Virginia and Maryland for many years. We house a team that is devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing your natural beauty using state-of-the-art procedures that give you the best results, boosting your self-esteem and making you more confident with your appearance. Boost your confidence with an arm lift. Contact us to schedule a consultation.


Anyone in good health, a non-smoker, without serious preexisting health condition, and has experienced the following can be a candidate or Brachioplasty:

  • Significant loose or sagging skin on the upper arms
  • No physical or health issues caused by moving the loose skin on the upper arms
  • With localized deposits of fat and tissue on the upper arms

Having a realistic expectation about the procedure is also essential to attain the overall success of Brachioplasty.


Before the surgery, Dr. Singh will meet you for your consultation. Apart from the physical examination, we will discuss how you will benefit from the surgery and the long-term benefits. During the consultation, you will also need to provide us with your complete medical history, preexisting health conditions, and all the medications you are taking. It is also important to inform your surgeon if you drink or smoke.

So here’s what to expect during Brachioplasty surgery:

  • You will be under general anesthesia.
  • The necessary incisions will be made to remove excess skin.
  • Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat.
  • The skin will smooth over the new contour of the arm.
  • The incision will be closed carefully before adding a sterile dressing.


Patients can go home after the procedure. The upper arms will be wrapped with an elastic sleeve to promote healing. You may be advised to take at least two weeks off from work and prevent moving your arms during this period. You may notice bruising and swelling during this time, but it will fade away. The scar from the brachioplasty procedure could be long and may have scabs for several weeks. You may be prescribed over-the-counter painkillers and antibiotics to manage pain and prevent infection caused by the incision.

If you are interested in getting an arm lift, contact us to schedule an appointment to see if the procedure will help you achieve the best result, and suit your needs.