About Arm Lift Surgery
Aging, genetics, and weight fluctuations can all lead to unexpected changes in the body, including excess fat and sagging skin. Many men and women experience skin laxity in their upper arms that can cause them to feel insecure about their appearance-and even diminish their self-confidence. Dr. George A. Toledo is a double board certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience helping patients achieve their ideal appearance with arm lift surgery. A brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift , can transform the appearance of the upper body by sculpting the arm and eliminating unattractive, droopy skin.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"Dr. Toledo and his team made me feel entirely comfortable throughout the process of my rhinoplasty. He and the nurses the day of were incredibly kind and soothing, and the recovery could not have gone more smoothly. I ended up with little to no bruising, and Esther was there every step of the way to answer any questions that came up. I couldn’t be more happy with my results. Dr. Toledo is extremely talented, realistic and straightforward, and has the ability to make everything look extremely natural and fitting for each individual face. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else and couldn’t recommend him more!"- E.S. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2023
"Natural results - the recovery could not have gone more smoothly - Dr. Toledo and his team made my sister and I feel entirely comfortable throughout the process of our rhinoplasties. He and the nurses the day of were incredibly kind and soothing, and the recovery could not have gone more smoothly. We ended up with little to no bruising, and Esther was there for us every step of the way to answer any questions that came up. We couldn’t be more happy with our results. Dr. Toledo is extremely talented, realistic and straightforward, and has the ability to make everything look extremely natural and fitting for each individual face. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else and couldn’t recommend him and his team more!"- E.A. / RealSelf / Apr 26, 2023
"Dr Toledo is INCREDIBLE. I seriously could not recommend him enough. I had my rhinoplasty 6 weeks ago and it was the BEST experience. First and foremost, when my mom and I went to my initial visit, Dr. Toledo could tell I was nervous as I’m getting married in September, but he assured me my nose would look amazing after 6months.. he then said it would look great by 6 weeks. I was hesitant to believe him, but it’s now been 6weeks and I am shocked at how wonderful my nose looks. Dr Toledo’s approach is very natural and he doesn’t make you look like a different person, which is a sign of a good surgeon. He’s done thousands of rhinoplasties, so I knew this was nbd for him and I felt very good with my decision. The procedure itself was easy, only took 2 hours and I had minimal pain—I didn’t have to take any pain meds and was back to normal within a few days. Dr Toledo is truly an expert and I’m already so happy with my results."- E.P. / Google / Apr 20, 2023
"Rhinoplasty 10 day ago changed my life! It was perfect - I went to several consultations with other surgeons including in Beverly Hills and Texas! I've wanted a rhinoplasty for YEARS. When I found myself in Dr. Toledo's office I INSTANTLY knew he was the one. He asked me what my goals were and effortlessly showed me what he could achieve. When I saw the simulation he created-- it was exactly what I wanted. I paid and booked my surgery right away. I felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I am 10 days post op and LOVING my results. When he took the cast off I CRIED. It was perfect. The recovery itself wasn't bad at all! I didn't bruise or swell too badly. Dr. Toledo is by far the king of rhinoplasties in the DFW area so consider that when making your decision. His skill and experience speaks for itself, not to mention his results! I put my full trust in him without hesitation and would do it again and again. Book your consultation! You owe it to yourself to have your rhinoplasty done by the most experienced doc. I'm so excited to see my nose as time goes on! It's only going to get better. LOVE YA TOLEDO, THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER"- E. / RealSelf / Apr 09, 2023
Arm lift surgery candidates include men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their upper arms due to excess fat or sagging skin. Patients interested in pursuing arm lift surgery should be healthy and non-smokers, as smoking can increase the risk of complications and interfere with the healing process. Finally, it is important that arm lift patients have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure and healthy motivations for pursuing plastic surgery. Dr. Toledo will help patients decide if the risk significant scarring is worth the anticipated improvement.
At the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, Texas Dr. Toledo uses several different surgical techniques for arm lifts depending on the following factors.
- the amount and location of loose skin.
- the amount of excess fat in the arms
- the patients goals/expectations, aa well as their tolerance of a scar.
Small Incision Arm Lift
With this surgery, the scar is hidden in the axilla, or armpit. This approach is indicated for individuals with minimal skin laxity in the upper arms and axillas. Liposuction to the upper arms can enhance the results.
Traditional Arm Lift
This procedure involves not only the axillary incision but also an incision that extends down the inner arm as needed to remove the excess skin. The excision of skin and the resulting scar may extend as far down as the elbow.
Extended Arm Lift
This surgery addresses, not only the excess skin of the axilla and upper arm, but also the loose skin and fat of the lateral chest wall. This resulting scar will extend along the lateral side of the breast down to the fold.
What to Expect
Depending on which arm lift surgery you choose, this procedure can be a simple under local anesthesia or a comprehensive procedure that involves more recovery. Many patients are able to return to work and normal activities in a few days; however, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks. Dr. Toledo provides thorough post-operative care and closely monitors each patient’s recovery. He and his staff are always available to address any questions or concerns that may arise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?
It is common for arm lift patients to combine this surgery with another procedure. Options may include liposuction, abdominoplasty/tummy tuck, or breast lift. An arm lift is commonly performed on patients who have lost a large amount of weight and want full body contouring.
Will there be scars?
Most patients believe the benefits of a more toned arm outweigh the appearance of scars. Arm lift surgery requires incisions to remove excess skin, which means there will be scarring. However, Dr. Toledo makes every effort to ensure that your incisions are as small as possible and placed in inconspicuous areas. Dr. Toledo may not recommend surgery if you have a family history or a tendency to form hypertrophic or keloid scars.
What results can I expect from an arm lift?
Many patients who undergo arm lift surgery with Dr. Toledo are pleased with their more sculpted, attractive upper arms. Patients have reported being able to wear sleeveless clothing-which they would have normally avoided. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise to maintain optimal results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $10,500
Get Back Your Shape
Whatever you call your "bat wings" or the droopy skin on your arms, Dr. Toledo sees it as an opportunity to change your life with an arm lift. This exciting procedure offers both emotional and physical benefits. If you are at your goal weight and still have loose skin hanging from your upper arms, please call and schedule a private consultation with Dr. George A. Toledo at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center. Look younger and fitter with a brachioplasty.