Arm Lift

excess skin before arm lift photo

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Sofer at the Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield, CT. An arm lift addresses the excess sagging skin on the arm by lifting the underlying supportive tissue that define the shape of the upper arm. Through an arm lift, the arm is re-defined and the skin is tightened.

Several reasons can cause your upper arms to have a drooping or overall sagging appearance. These reasons include big fluctuations in weight, heredity characteristics and aging. While exercise can improve the quality of the muscle beneath the skin, it does not affect the appearance of the skin itself.

If the skin has lost the original elasticity, has weaker tissues or has localized fat deposits the underside of the upper arm may sag or appear loose. If this is the case, an arm lift may be a beneficial option for you. It can reduce the overabundance of skin or fat that lies between the underarm and the elbow. It can also reshape your arm so you have smoother skin as well as a more proportional and toned look.

Arm Lift - Dr. Sofer's Approach


Your type and degree of sagging arm will be evaluated. Liposuction versus direct surgical excision will be discussed.

Duration of surgery for Arm Lift

2-3 hours depending on the degree of the loose skin


Anesthesia will be general by a board certified anesthesiologist in an accredited surgical facility or hospital.

Recovery after Arm Lift Surgery

  • 1-2 hours in the recovery room
  • 3 days managing surgical discomfort with pain meditations and muscle relaxants
  • 10-14 days to resume your daily living activities
  • 4-6 weeks to resume full exercise

Arm Lift Cost Connecticut

Costs range from $5000-$7000 depending on the amount of time needed in the OR and anesthesia. 

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