Rediscover Youthful Arms with an Arm Lift in Miami

Brachioplasty Miami from HD Esthetique Will Rejuvenate Your Arms

Age, weight loss, and genetics all contribute to sagging skin. On your upper arms, excess skin flaps can cause discomfort and chafing as well as looking unsightly. Unfortunately, there’s only so much that exercise can do to tighten loose skin. Thankfully, an arm lift from our Miami, FL clinic provides an attractive solution that will restore the youth and grace of your arms.

What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure where a doctor makes an incision and then removes excess skin from the upper arm. The remaining skin is sutured together so that it is tighter around your muscles after it heals. This procedure will remove the skin flaps that develop after significant weight loss or with age.

Benefits of an Arm Lift

Arm lift surgery from our Miami practice is an effective way to transform the look of your upper arms. This change offers patients several benefits.

Tight Arm Skin

Brachioplasty removes the jiggle that sagging skin creates around your arms. Age and genetic factors decrease the elasticity of your skin despite your best efforts at diet and exercise. An arm lift removes the excess skin and tightens and defines your upper arm.

Long-Lasting Results

An arm lift acts as a reset button for the skin around your arms. Although it cannot prevent future skin sagging due to age or weight gain, it will improve the look of your arms for several years.


Loose skin around your upper arms may make you feel uncomfortable in swimwear or sleeveless garments, the type of apparel that is popular in our South Florida region. Brachioplasty will help you regain the confidence to wear flattering clothes that expose your arms.

Arm Liposuction vs. an Arm Lift

Patients sometimes confuse an arm lift with arm liposuction. Liposuction of any kind is the removal of fat deposits from your body. Arm liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that brings greater muscle definition to a patient’s arm, but it does not address sagging skin. For some patients, arm lipo may be all they need to achieve the look they desire.

Brachioplasty in Miami is a more invasive procedure that involves an incision across the entire upper arm so that skin can be separated and removed. In some cases, liposuction will also be part of the procedure. The surgeon removes fatty deposits to shape the upper arm before cutting away excess skin to tighten it.

The Brachioplasty Procedure

An arm lift is a surgical procedure requiring careful planning and time for recovery. Several types of brachioplasty exist that vary by the area addressed and the length of the incision. During your initial consultation with Dr. Antun, you will determine what type of procedure is best in your case. Whatever the surgical variation, the arm lift procedure follows a standard pattern.


An arm lift involves incisions along both upper arms, so the medical team will use anesthesia to prevent any pain or discomfort. In most cases, arm lift patients will have general anesthesia, sleeping through the entire procedure.


Standard brachioplasty involves an incision that runs from the armpit to the elbow. Making this incision on the back of the arm minimizes the visibility of the scar. An extended brachioplasty incision travels from the elbow to the bottom of the armpit. Another variation, the mini brachioplasty, only involves an incision in the armpit area.


In some cases, the doctor will perform liposuction during the arm lift procedure, removing excess fat deposits to improve the shape and symmetry of your arms.

Skin Tightening

In the final phase, the doctor cuts away some of the sagging skin and sutures the remaining skin so the two sides will heal together, tightening your upper arm.


Most people can go home on the same day as their arm lift in Miami. A compression garment and bandages will reduce post-operative swelling. You will receive pain medication to reduce your discomfort as you recover.

Rest helps with the healing process, so you should plan to take some time off from your regular activities. However, most people can return to their day-to-day routines in about a week after the procedure. It will be a few more weeks before you can safely do heavy lifting or participate in strenuous activities.

Are You a Good Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery in Miami?

HD Esthetique wants you to have the best possible outcome as you seek to achieve your ideal body. A comprehensive initial evaluation is one way we make that happen. During your consultation, Dr. Antun will get to know your hopes and determine the best way to achieve them in your case.

Excess Skin

Dr. Antun will assess the condition of your arms to determine what procedure is appropriate. If there is minimal sagging skin, a full arm lift may be more than you need. However, if skin flaps are causing you physical and emotional discomfort, the surgery may be an ideal solution.

Overall Health

As with any surgery, an arm lift comes with risks. Candidates for brachioplasty in Miami should be in good health to minimize any potential complications. To help with the healing process, patients should stop smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure.

What Does an Arm Lift Cost in Miami?

For an arm lift in Miami, the cost depends on several factors such as the type of brachioplasty and additional services such as liposuction. Additional fees include the costs of anesthesia, the surgical facility, the surgeon, and other medical staff. In general, brachioplasty is an elective procedure not covered by most insurance plans. However, HD Esthtique offers several financing options to make it more affordable.

Choose the Best Arm Lift Surgeon in Miami

Dr. Rafael Antun is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery with over 35 years of surgical experience. He has helped many South Florida patients achieve their beauty goals through cosmetic procedures. If you are considering an arm lift in the Miami area, you can rely on Dr. Antun for honest, helpful advice and outstanding surgical expertise.


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