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What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is a strategic procedure to help tone, slim and sculpt the upper arms, reducing sagging skin while boosting your satisfaction with your image.

Patients who have experienced massive weight loss, such as from a gastric bypass, may benefit from this procedure, as will those whose skin has lost its elasticity as they’ve aged. Many of our patients describe their pre-surgery arms as looking and feeling like “bat wings.”

While not a replacement for brachioplasty, liposuction of the arms is a cosmetic procedure that consistently yields the highest level of patient satisfaction.

A slim, elegant arm lends the appearance of a slimmer torso and allows you to wear sleeveless clothing with confidence. Brachioplasty must be performed in a hospital setting; however liposuction of the arms may be performed in our in-office surgical suite.

What are the benefits of an arm lift?

  • A more youthful aesthetic
  • Slimmer, tighter upper arms
  • Increased wardrobe choices
  • Greater satisfaction with one’s image
  • Results where dieting and exercise have failed

I began my journey with Dr. Poulos with a Brachioplasty bilat (arms) and that was followed by an Abdominoplasty. I followed Dr. Poulos' recommendation for the method she wanted to use, and I'm so happy I did. With Dr. Poulos, the wise thing to do is to "just do as she recommends. Dr. Poulos is a well-versed, well skilled surgeon who pays attention to detail. She gives you "the bottom line" of what you need done; how she wants to do it; and what you need to do as a patient to complete the successful cycle. I'd expect and want nothing less! This is my health and my body that I've now devoted over two years to re-sculpt and re-vitalize to a state of superb health. I would want ONLY "the best" cosmetic surgeon to participate in that journey with me, and that's exactly who I had. Dr. Cynthia Poulos IS the best, and I will be forever grateful for everything she's assisted me in accomplishing. You're the best, Dr. Poulos!

Barbara T.

Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?

  • Has moderate to severe upper arm laxity
  • Is at a stable weight for their frame
  • Is of sound mind and body
  • Is a non-smoker
  • Is realistic in their expectations for their outcome

What will my recovery entail?

Dr. Poulos will fit you with a compression garment, which will help minimize swelling while maintaining your new, improved arm shape. After one week, your sutures will be removed, and you will be allowed to return to light activities. Be careful to avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for at least six weeks.

Why choose Dr. Poulos in Worcester for an arm lift?

Dr. Poulos pursues a customized approach for each procedure, tailoring her technique to reflect your individual anatomy, lifestyle and goals for improvement. Her practice environment is warm and inviting, setting you instantly at ease.

Dr. Poulos received her Medical Doctor degree at State University of New York School of Medicine, subsequently pursuing a 5-year general surgery internship and residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut. She then completed a plastic surgery residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

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