Arm Lift Information


  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery

  • Nonsmokers

  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations


  • Obtain lab testing or a medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and someone to stay with you the first night after surgery


Scars tend to be wide. Dressings/bandages may be applied to your incisions following the procedure. Small thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect.

  • *Are not limited to:

  • Poor scarring

  • Fluid accumulation

  • Fat necrosis

  • Pain, which may persist

Unlikely Complications