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A Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. The soft tissue in the upper arm can become lax and begin to sag over time as part of natural aging or from substantial weight loss. Houston patients can give their arms a more toned, youthful look with an arm lift.

During an arm lift, liposuction may be used as part of the procedure to remove any excess fat that has accumulated. An arm lift is also often performed as part of post-bariatric surgery.

Dr. Erika Sato


During your arm lift consultation with Dr. Erika Sato, she will answer questions you may have about the procedure and will discuss any safety concerns related to the surgery.

Before & After Arm Lift Houston
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Who is a good candidate for an Arm Lift?

You may be a candidate for an arm lift if you are in good health and over 18 years old. The best candidates are non-smokers. Dr. Sato will examine you and review your medical history to determine whether an arm lift is right for you in Houston.

What happens during an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure in our on-site facility under local anesthetic and IV sedation. The operative time varies from patient to patient, as each case is unique.

If this body-contouring procedure is done as part of multiple procedures, it might require general anesthesia in a facility with overnight capabilities.

During an arm lift, excess fat may be removed using liposuction. Dr. Sato then makes an incision on the inside aspect of the upper arm. The length of the incision is patient-dependent. Any loose skin is trimmed away, leaving a slimmer, more contoured arm. If non-absorbable sutures are used, they will be removed in 2 weeks in the post-operative clinic in Houston.

What can I expect while recovering from Arm Lift Surgery?

After the surgery in Houston, your incision will be covered with paper tape, and a compression garment will be worn to help reduce swelling. You will experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling. If subcutaneous drains were placed intra-operatively, you will be provided with drain teaching.

Most people take 1-2 weeks off from work for their recovery. Strenuous activity is discouraged for 4-6 weeks. Dr. Sato will give you full post-operative care instructions and monitor your progress during follow-up visits.

With an arm lift, incisions are placed on the inside of the upper arm to make them less noticeable. The scars will fade over time and can be hidden with clothing.

Dr. Sato is AMAZING

“My experience was excellent. My results are perfect and exactly what I wanted. Dr. Sato took the time to make sure I was comfortable with my decision. The staff was also excellent and also took care of my needs. I would recommend her to everyone.”

What is the cost of an Arm Lift?

The exact price of your arm lift in Houston will depend on several factors. The total time needed to perform the procedure will play a role in determining cost, as well as anesthesia fees and the specific techniques required.

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To learn more about the treatment of Arm Lift in Houston, TX, contact us and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sato.

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