Many people believe that stubborn fat and excess skin is most likely to accumulate on their stomach, hips and thighs. While this is common, there is another area that tends to be affected by this problem – your arms. Fluctuations in your weight during your lifetime as well as aging and hereditary factors can all contribute towards the development of drooping and sagging of the upper arms – a problem that cannot always be corrected by diet and exercise alone.

Whether you have excess fat and skin on your arms because you are overweight or because you have lost weight and your arms have refused to tone up no matter what exercise you do, this problem can be a major source of embarrassment. If this is an issue for you, you may find yourself trying to cover them using longer sleeves or by wearing ¾ to long sleeve shirts. Women may refrain from wearing short sleeves or sleeveless shirts or certain dresses. Fortunately, there is an alternative – arm lift surgery, otherwise known as brachioplasty.

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An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that focuses on reducing excess fat and skin that has accumulated on your upper arms, with the goal of removing it so that they look slimmer, more toned and more youthful. The surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia depending on the patient, or patient’s desires.

Dr. Albert, of the Optimization Centre, has been featured on ABC, NBC and CBS for his minimal incision arm lifts where the incisions are hidden within the underarm. With this new positioning of the incision the resulting scar is virtually unnoticeable and heals remarkably well. In some cases a traditional arm lift with a longer incision is needed to achieve the best results. However, with the minimal incision arm lift surgery in Boca Raton, FL at Optimization Centre, the incision is placed within the Axilla and normal creases of the armpit so that it is virtually invisible.

After the incision has been made, liposuction is performed to remove the fatty deposits that are causing your arm to look flabby. Once this is complete, the skin has been pulled tight and the excess removed, you will be left with upper arms that are smoother and more contoured, giving them a toned and youthful appearance.


There are a variety of different advantages associated with arm lift surgery. These include:

  • The minimal incision technique means that recovery from this type of arm lift is far superior to conventional surgical techniques.
  • Smaller, thinner incisions that are carefully placed mean that any scarring is minimal and well-hidden.
  • After your surgery, you will benefit from smoother, toned upper arms.
  • Your confidence and self-esteem should improve.
  • You will be able to wear the clothes you desire without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your arms.
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses can be worn without a wrap to hide your arms.

Recovering from arm lift surgery

Arm lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure meaning that you go home the same day as your procedure.

Your arms will be placed into a special compression garment. Designed by Dr Albert, these will help to reduce the swelling and bruising and support your arms while they heal. With Dr. Albert’s vast experience with arm lifting procedures, he developed a garment that is customized for his procedure. Make sure you wear them as directed for the best results from your surgery.

Dr. Albert recommends 2-3 days off from work. While you will need to refrain from exercise, and in particular any moderate to heavy lifting.

If you have excess fat and skin on your upper arms that is affecting what you wear, an arm lift could be the solution that you are looking for. To find out more about this highly successful procedure, or to schedule your arm lift consultation in Boca Raton, FL at our modern, comfortable offices, please do not hesitate to schedule a consultation or call us at 561-771-6400 for more information.

At the Optimization Centre, all of our minimal incision arm lift and brachioplasty patients return to wearing sleeveless blouses and dresses to weddings and other special events!

Contact our Boca Raton, FL office today for an appointment.

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