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Arm Lift

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure performed at by Dr. Sofer at the Plastic Surgery Center of Fairfield in Connecticut. 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 just overall aging. While exercise can improve the quality of the muscle beneath the skin, it doesn’t affect the appearance of the skin itself.

If the skin has lost the original elasticity, has weaker tissues, or has localized fat deposits, then 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 that you have smoother skin as well as a more proportional, more toned look.

Causes for sagging skin of the arm includes fluctuations in weight, age, and heredity.

Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

Arm Lift - Dr. Sofer's Approach


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

Duration of surgery for Arm Lift

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


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 of management of surgical discomfort with pain meds and muscle relaxant
  • 10-14 days: resume your activitiesof daily living
  • 4-6 weeks: Full exercise

Arm Lift Cost Connecticut

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

We also offer financing through care credit so don't forget to ask...Learn more

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