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What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is a surgical procedure to reshape the under portion of the upper arm, from the elbow to the underarm region. Technically known as a brachioplasty, the surgery reduces excess, sagging skin, tightens and smooths supportive tissues that define upper arm shape, and reduces pockets of localized fat in the upper arm area.

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

Not every person who is unhappy with the look of his or her upper arms needs arm lift surgery. In some cases, liposuction alone may be enough to improve definition and resculpt the upper arms; however, liposuction does not address loose skin.

Men and women may choose an arm lift as part of body contouring following weight loss. People who have already achieved their target weight and have maintained it steadily for several months or more often want to have a few plastic surgery procedures to remove excess skin and tone and tighten certain areas of the body, including the arms, thighs, hips, and abdomen.

By performing an arm lift, I can tighten the skin of the upper arm for better definition and tone. In some cases, an arm lift can even increase comfort when excess skin is causing chafing or irritation.

What is recovery like after an arm lift in Newport Beach?

After surgery, it is important to protect your incisions and refrain from lifting motions. Dr. Savalia encourages you to sleep with your arms elevated for about a week to help minimize any discomfort and reduce swelling. Most of our arm lift patients are back to work and regular daily activities within two or three weeks, but lifting anything heavy (including your children) should be avoided for at least six weeks.

Why choose us for an arm lift in Newport Beach?

  • Dr. Savalia focuses on achieving a natural result, so you look visibly rejuvenated, not surgically enhanced
  • He is the recipient of the Orange County Medical Association 2018 Physician of Excellence Award and listed in Orange Coast Top Doctors for 2019

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What are some common reasons to have an arm lift?

Aging or weight loss has possibly left you with excess, unwanted skin on your upper arms. By performing an arm lift, Dr. Savalia can tighten the skin of the upper arm for better definition and tone. In some cases, an arm lift can even increase comfort when excess skin is causing chafing or irritation. Here are some of the common reasons we hear about why a person is considering an arm lift:

  • I have sagging skin on the area of my arm above my elbow
  • I’m embarrassed about my flabby upper arms and have to hide them with clothing. I wish I could wear what I want to wear
  • Excess skin on my arms causes irritation during exercise and other activities

I had wanted an arm lift for many years. I could never wear anything with short sleeves because I had a lot of loose skin. I feel so lucky to have met Dr. Savalia! I feel fantastic about my procedure.

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What can I expect with an arm lift procedure?

If you are considering an arm lift, you must understand that the procedure trades the excess, loose skin for an improved, toned arm – at the cost of a visible scar. Dr. Savalia is careful to place incisions along the inner arm where they will be best hidden and uses meticulous techniques to ensure the scar appearance is as minimal as possible

Through the incision, he will sculpt the upper arm by removing excess skin and tissue. In many cases, he will incorporate liposuction to fine-tune upper arm definition and contours. Dr. Savalia is careful to take an approach that’s conservative enough for natural-looking results, yet effective enough to help you reach your cosmetic goals. For more information on arm lift surgery, we encourage you to contact us online today.


Please contact us today to schedule a consultation for an arm lift in Newport Beach. Along with his supportive staff, Dr. Savalia is committed to helping you reach your cosmetic goals and will take the necessary time to give you his recommendations and educate you about all of your options.

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