Facts to Know Before Getting an Arm Lift

Have you been looking into arm lifts and wondering whether or not the procedure is right for you? Here at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery in New York, we pride ourselves on our experience and expertise. If you want to know more about getting an arm lift, keep on reading. Below, we have put together a few facts that are imperative to understand before getting your first arm lift.

The Top Five Facts to Know Before Getting an Arm Lift

You Are Not Alone

If you are considering getting an arm lift, you are not alone. Thousands of people each year are unhappy with the appearance of their arms. Whether you gained a bit of weight, lost weight, or have aged, the skin on your arms can easily lose its elasticity. A lift in your arms can help to eliminate unwanted bat wings, as some women call it, and excess skin.


Confused about where the excess skin is removed from on the arm? Well, for most lifts, the skin can be removed from the elbow all the way to the armpit. It is not very common to have skin removed from the lower part of the arm.

The Procedure

It is essential to know what to expect from this type of procedure before you undergo it. First and foremost, you should know that this is a procedure that requires you to go under general anesthesia. Sometimes fat will be removed before the excess skin is. You can expect this procedure to last approximately three hours.


After you have had your procedure, you will likely be given a compression garment or belt of some kind to wear across the area. A compression garment works to control any swelling that may occur after the procedure. Strenuous activity can be added back into your lifestyle after approximately four weeks depending on size and aftercare.


Many patients come to us and inquire whether they can just elect for liposuction to help correct their sagging arms. In actuality, liposuction alone will not help lift the arm because the skin has been stretched this way for an extended period of time. In order to achieve a lifted appearance to the skin on your arms, a proper lift would be required to remove the excess skin.


Our methods here at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery work to create a seamless appearance in all of our lifts. That being said, minor scarring can occur without the proper aftercare. We recommend using a daily ointment, after using the compression garments, to prevent scarring and to help moisturize the skin. After the area is completely healed, cosmetic peels are an excellent option to minimize, and sometimes wholly eradicate, the appearance of any scarring.

Contact Us

Always consult your physician if you are unsure if you are a candidate for an arm lifting procedure. If you would like to learn more about this head on over to Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery in New York . We look forward to answering any questions you may have! Contact us today and schedule your consultation!

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