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Arm Lift in Huntsville, AL

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Arm Lift Surgery

You may be dissatisfied with the appearance of your arms following recent weight loss, because you have begun to experience age-related laxity, or because you are simply naturally prone to an undesirable arm aesthetic. If your arms lack the toned and slim contour you’ve always wanted, you may feel the need to hide them. Arm lift surgery treats excess skin and fat along the arms, restoring a firmer and more attractive appearance.

Arm Lift Incision Options

Limited Incision

  • Treats excess skin that hangs closest to the armpit
  • Most incisions can be hidden within the armpit
  • Best suited for patients with thinner, excess tissue along the upper arm and those who don’t have excess fat

Standard Incision

  • Improves excess skin that extends from the armpit to the elbow
  • Incisions are placed on the back of the arm, running from the armpit towards the elbow
  • Best suited for patients with excess skin and fat

Extended Incision

  • Removes excess tissue that has accumulated along the arm and along the chest wall
  • Incisions run along the upper arm and down onto the upper side of the chest
  • Best for patients following massive weight loss


Liposuction can be an important tool to use with any arm lift procedure. Excess fat accumulation around the arms, back, and chest can affect the quality of your arm lift results. Dr. Wilson can use liposuction to better shape and contour your arms for a more attractive aesthetic. Removing excess fat can help slim the arms and improve the appearance of your back and chest. All liposuction incisions are placed in discreet locations so that it doesn’t result in any additional scarring.


What do you desire?

Slimmer Arms

Excess skin that hangs from your arms, creating a “bat wing” appearance, can prevent you from having the arm shape you desire. By trimming away these redundant folds of fat, Dr. Wilson is able to better shape your arms. The process will leave you with slimmer, attractive arms.

Toned Arms

Unwanted fat accumulation along the arms can obscure the pleasing definition you’ve been working to achieve in the gym. Dr. Wilson can utilize high definition liposuction with VASERlipo® to accentuate the muscles of the arms and shoulders, leaving you with a more toned appearance.

Less Irritation

Redundant folds of tissue along the upper arms can lead to painful irritation. Many people struggle with chafing after losing a significant amount of weight. By contouring the arms and chest, most people achieve a sleeker figure with less irritation.

Confidence in Clothing

Your flabby, undefined arms may make you feel uncomfortable in tight-fitting clothing. If you are unhappy with your arms, you may limit the types of clothes you choose to wear. Transforming your arms with surgery can provide you with the confidence to rock shirts and dresses you never thought you could wear.

Arm Lift Concerns


Your arms may be bruised and swollen following your surgery. Soreness of the upper arms is common and may last several days. You should rest for a couple of days.

You will need to avoid strenuous activities for several days and be careful not to place excess force on your arms. You may wear compression arm sleeves to help with your healing. Patients can usually return to work within one to two weeks depending on the physical demands of the job. You can resume your regular exercise routine, including heavy lifting, after four weeks.


Dr. Wilson always takes great care to place your incisions in discreet location, but many arm lift patients will develop some visible scars. The severity of your scarring will depend on your genetics, but most patients do see an improvement in their scars over time. Most scarring eventually fades.


Your arms may feel tight and sore following your surgery. This discomfort can last for several days. During this time, oral medication can be taken to control any pain you may experience.


Arm lift surgery is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications. As with any surgery, you should follow your after-care instructions carefully to avoid infection. The most common complications after arm lift surgery, though rare, are hematoma, seroma, and temporary loss of sensation. Discuss with your surgeon how to best care for your arms following surgery and how to identify any possible complications that may develop.


The cost of an arm lift is determined by several factors. Surgical fees, incision technique, facility fees, and anesthesia fees are all reflected in the cost of your arm lift. A customized quote will be provided for you following a thorough consultation.

Arm Lift Frequently Asked Questions in Huntsville, AL

What type of anesthesia is used during arm lift surgery?

Arm lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety.

How long will my arm lift results last?

As long as your weight doesn’t fluctuate, you should expect quality arm lift results that last you for many years. However, surgery doesn’t prevent the natural aging process from affecting the quality of your skin, and you may see minor changes over time.

Am I a good candidate for arm lift surgery?

Arm lift candidates are in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. They suffer from excess skin along the arms and upper chest that prevents them from having the look they desire and that may cause painful irritation.

Can I build arm muscle following my arm lift surgery?

Once you have received approval from Dr. Wilson, you can resume all your regular exercise routines. You may feel some initial soreness, but this alleviates over time. Most patients shouldn’t have problems building up arm muscle through weight training.

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