Arm Lift

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An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is an effective way to improve the appearance of your upper arms. It is a cosmetic surgery that can address sagging skin and remove excess fat that diet and exercise can’t reach.

The arms play a significant role in our overall appearance and confidence. However, factors such as aging, genetics, weight fluctuations, and the natural loss of skin elasticity can lead to excess sagging skin in the upper arm area. This can be frustrating and may cause individuals to feel self-conscious about wearing certain clothing or participating in activities that expose their arms.

At Las Vegas Body Sculpting, Dr. Mustafa Ahmed offers arm lift procedures to help patients attain a slimmer arm silhouette. Our goal is to provide professional patient care and gorgeous results for patients in the Las Vegas area. To learn more, call us at (702) 899-8100 or visit our contact page.

About Arm Lifts

As we grow older, our skin loses its structural support and elasticity, which can cause sagging. The underlying tissue that supports the skin’s structure also loses integrity. Unsightly sagging skin can develop in many different areas of the body, but it is particularly noticeable in the upper arms. This can create the appearance of a “batwing”, in which a flap of skin droops off the arm. Other causes of excess skin in these areas include significant weight loss, certain genetic factors, and lymphedema – a condition characterized by chronic swelling due to an impaired lymphatic system. For many patients, attempting to improve the appearance of their arms through diet and exercise is not possible. Luckily, an arm lift procedure can alleviate these issues.

An arm lift is an effective way to slim and define the upper arm, with high rates of patient satisfaction and low rates of complication. (1)

Benefits of an Arm Lift

There are numerous life-changing benefits to receiving an arm lift. These include:

  • Removing unwanted fullness in the upper arm
  • Adding tone and contour to the arms
  • Restoring firmness to the skin
  • Gaining a more proportional figure
  • Expanding your outfit options
  • Boosting your confidence and self-esteem

Who is a Candidate for an Arm Lift?

Candidates for an arm lift are individuals who are bothered by concerns such as excess fat, sagging skin, flabbiness, and loss of arm tone. Sometimes, unsightly upper arms can be addressed with liposuction alone. An arm lift, however, is designed for patients without good skin elasticity, whose skin would not reform firmly after the removal of fat.

You should be in relatively good health so that you can heal and recover from the surgery. You should be close to your target body weight, and be capable of maintaining it, before our procedure. If your weight continues to fluctuate after your surgery it could cause recurrent issues with excess skin. You should have realistic expectations about how an arm lift can change your appearance. Arm lifts require some downtime for recovery, so you need to be able to take off from work for a few days.

Personal Consultation

We will walk you through the arm lift procedure step by step and answer any questions you may have at your consultation. At Las Vegas Body Sculpting, we value patient education and want you to know everything you need to know before you decide to undergo this procedure. Dr. Ahmed will ask you questions about your medical history, including information about past medications, conditions, and surgeries. He will examine your arms and tell you about particular features of the arm lift procedure that will help. Together with a discussion about your aesthetic goals, he will create a personalized arm lift procedure plan for you. When the details have been established, we can schedule your procedure and let you know what to expect moving forward. To schedule your personal consultation, call (702) 899-8100 or fill out the form on this page.


To prepare for your arm lift, we will give you personalized instructions based on the information that we gather at your consultation. These may include changes to your medicine intake. You should avoid anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements that thin the blood, as this can cause excess bleeding during surgery. If you smoke, you should quit for the time leading up to your surgery and during your recovery. The effects of smoking can lessen your ability to heal.

Arm Lift Procedure

Dr. Ahmed performs arm lift procedures on an outpatient basis. On the day of your surgery, we will begin by administering local or general anesthesia, depending on your treatment plan. There are three arm lift techniques, which differ based on the severity of the conditions being treated.

Full Arm Lift

A full arm lift can treat patients with moderate amounts of sagging skin and excess fat on their upper arms. It involves two major incisions that run vertically from the armpit to the elbow. These incisions are made underneath the armpit and on the back of the arm to minimize visible scarring.

Mini Arm Lift

The mini arm lift can treat patients with mild amounts of sagging skin and excess fat on their upper arms. It involves a small crescent-shaped incision beneath the armpit, so visible scarring is not an issue.

Extended Arm Lift

An extended arm lift can treat patients with severe amounts of sagging skin and excess fat on their upper arms. It employs the same incisions as the full arm lift, with a third incision extending horizontally from the underarm to the chest. This third incision can help to reduce accumulated skin and fat in the armpit area. (2) Liposuction is often necessary for this procedure.


We will give you instructions to help you during your recovery. These will include how to take care of your incisions, which medications to take and which to avoid, and things to watch out for. Dr. Ahmed will prescribe medication to reduce any discomfort you may experience. You should expect swelling and bruising in the treatment area while you recover, but these will subside over time. Most patients can return to work after around one week of downtime. You may resume everyday activity and light exercise after three to four weeks. Wait to resume strenuous activity until you are completely recovered.


You will notice an improvement in the tightness and contouring of your arms immediately after your surgery. However, the final results will be obstructed by swelling for several weeks. The results of your arm lift will be long-lasting. A healthy diet and lifestyle can prolong your results.

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures

At Las Vegas Body Sculpting, we offer procedures that can be combined with or performed in addition to your arm lift procedure. These additional procedures can increase the efficiency of your treatment and take you further on your beauty journey.

VASER Hi-Def Liposuction

VASER Hi-Def Liposuction is a specialized method of liposuction that utilizes ultrasound frequencies to provide a safer and more precise treatment. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This acronym describes the application of ultrasound energy to fat cells in order to prepare them for removal. Traditional liposuction involves manually breaking up the fat before it is removed. This can cause excess damage to the surrounding tissues and cause longer recovery periods. Ultrasound frequencies can break up the fat at a cellular level, as well as tighten the skin around the area of treatment for enhanced results. The improved precision that this method provides can make for better contouring and an emphasis on the underlying musculature. If your arm lift includes liposuction, Dr. Ahmed can use the VASER Hi-Def technique to bring you even better results.

Mommy Makeover

The mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgeries that can rejuvenate multiple areas of the body that have been affected by pregnancy or aging. Combining several surgeries can significantly decrease the total cost and downtime that would otherwise come with each procedure. A mommy makeover typically includes a tummy tuck, breast lift or breast augmentation, and liposuction.

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How Much Do Arm Lifts Cost in Las Vegas?

The cost of an arm lift procedure can vary depending on a patient’s unique treatment plan, which Dr. Ahmed will discuss at your consultation. To learn more about arm lift surgery at Las Vegas Body Sculpting, call (702) 899-8100 or contact us here.


How effective is arm tightening surgery?

Arm tightening surgery is highly effective in achieving significant improvements in the appearance of the arms. The procedure provides long-lasting results by addressing both excess skin and underlying tissue laxity. 

How long does an arm lift take to complete?

The duration of an arm lift depends on the complexity of each patient’s particular procedure. Typically, it can take from one to three hours to complete. 

Do arm lift procedures leave visible scars?

Arm lift procedures do leave visible scars, as the incisions are necessary to remove excess skin. However, surgeons make these incisions as discreet as possible, and they fade over time. 

How long does recovery from an arm lift take?

Most patients are able to return to work after two to three weeks of downtime. Patients should avoid strenuous activity until they are completely healed. Swelling can take several months to subside.


  1. Miotto G, Ortiz-Pomales Y. Arm Contouring: Review and Current Concepts. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018;38(8):850-860. doi:
  2. Nagrath N, Winters R. Brachioplasty. PubMed. Published 2023.