Loose upper arm skin folds are not only unsightly but also interfere with one’s ability to fit in sleeved tops, as well as causing underarm skin rash and irritation. Candidates for arm lift surgery are often embarrassed by their large and “jiggley” arms which they can’t hide! George Solomon at Solomon Cosmetic Center is a body-contouring expert who can give you the slim arms you have always wanted.

Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a body-contouring procedure to remove excess deposits of fat and skin from the upper arms. After years of obesity, stretching of skin causes loss of skin elasticity; therefore, no amount of diet or exercise can restore firmness and tone to the upper arms. Another group of arm-lift candidates is those who, as a result of aging and chronic tanning, have developed upper arm flabbiness.

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Candidates for an Arm Lift

  • Self-conscious about how arms look
  • Nonsmoker in good overall health
  • Has some skin elasticity remaining

About the Procedure

Before you undergo an arm lift, you will have a consultation with Dr. George Solomon. During the consultation, he will review your medical history, perform a physical exam and talk about your expectations. He will ask about any medications you are taking and may recommend that you avoid certain medications immediately preceding surgery.

Arm lift procedures are performed to remove excess skin and fat deposits from the arms, reducing a flabby appearance and leaving patients with thinner, more youthful-looking arms. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes about two hours to perform.

  • First, an incision is created. Usually, this is located in the armpit, where any resulting scar can be easily hidden. If more extensive fat deposits or excess skin will be removed from the lower arm, Dr. Solomon may need to create a more extensive incision running along the inside of the arm, from elbow to armpit.
  • Next, excess skin and deposits of fatty tissue will be removed. Most arm lift procedures use traditional surgical methods, although liposuction surgery can also be used if large areas of excess fat are being targeted for removal.
  • After the excess tissue has been removed and the remaining tissue has been sculpted, the incision is closed with sutures.

Aftercare and Recovery

As a result of an arm lift, loose skin and fat will be removed and can leaving your arms looking more toned and attractive. For many patients, results are long lasting as long as they maintain a stable weight. An arm lift surgery can make you feel more confident. And with the recovery time typically lasting less than a week for most patients, you can go back to work and continue normal activities.

During the recovery period, the patient wears a compression garment to reduce swelling and provide support for the tissues of the arm. To help the recovery process, keep the arm elevated and avoid heavy lifting for at least a few weeks after surgery. Patients can experience soreness, tenderness, tightness, bruising, swelling, and redness as their arms heal.


The arm lift can be life-changing.  Contact Dr. George Solomon today to learn more about our aesthetic procedures that can make you look and feel younger. Dr. Solomon attracts patients come from all over Florida including Tampa, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Palm Harbor, and Largo.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.