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Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?


August 31, 2018

Do you feel like no amount of push ups, pull ups, or bicep curls can give you the arms you’re looking for? That may be because they can’t. Don’t get us wrong — working out is great for your health and appearance, but there comes a time when even exercise and diet can’t give you the results you want. If that’s the case, you may want to look into a brachioplasty.

What is a Brachioplasty?

A brachioplasty, commonly called an arm lift, is a procedure that reshapes the look of your arms by removing excess skin and fat.

Why Would Someone Want an Arm Lift?

Recent Weight Loss

Extreme weight loss often leaves people with excess skin that hangs from their body. While an arm lift will improve the look of your arm by getting rid of excess skin, the procedure offers many noncosmetic benefits as well. Excess skin can rub against other parts of your body throughout the day — something that can cause rashes, scars, and chiefing.


Regardless of how much you weigh, your skin will inevitably start to fall as you age. However, the degree to which it falls is different for everyone. If your skin is naturally not very elastic, your skin may sag more than others your age.

Are You a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

Though there are a few exceptions, good arm lift candidates are typically adults who:

  • Have a significant amount of hanging upper arm skin.
  • Recently lost a large amount of weight.
  • Currently maintain a healthy weight.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Are in good health overall.
  • Have a realistic expectation of their outcomes.


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