Arm lift surgery in Montgomery, AL

Although working out may achieve muscle definition in the arms, many men and women still have trouble with this area. Genetics can make the skin that reaches from the elbow to the shoulder particularly saggy and difficult to tone. This condition may also result from excessive weight loss, or simple aging.

An arm lift (brachioplasty) is a surgical procedure that achieves slimmer, firmer, and more toned upper arms that are in better proportion with the rest of the body. We’re happy to offer this excellent option for patients at our Montgomery, AL surgical center.


The majority of arm lift patients require 1 to 2 weeks off of work and regular activities. You may need to wear compression garments on your arms to help reduce swelling, and drains may also be placed to help collect fluid (about 3 to 4 days). As with any surgery, swelling, bruising, and some discomfort are to be expected during recovery. Swelling usually peaks at 2 to 3 days post-surgery, and from there will subside over the course of 10 to 14 days.

Elevating your arms may help reduce the swelling. While weight training will eventually help you get the most out of your arm lift procedure, it’s important to avoid exercise of any kind until Dr. Bauer gives you clearance to do so. Most patients need someone to help assist them during the first couple days after arm lift surgery.

Candidates for brachioplasty

If you’re in the Montgomery, AL area and you’re considering an arm lift, you may be a great candidate. The best candidates for this procedure:

  • Are unhappy with loose, sagging skin on their upper arms
  • Often hide their arms to cover up the sagging skin
  • Are near their goal weight
  • Do not smoke, or are willing to stop before surgery
  • Are in overall good health
  • Understand what an arm lift can accomplish

Arm lift in Montgomery, AL from ALPRS 

Don’t let your “bat wings” get you down. If you’re ready to get rid of that sagging, loose arm skin, we would love to help. Board-certified in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Dr. John Bauer specializes in body plastic surgery procedures. After a consultation, he will determine the best course of action to get your body where you want it to be. If you’re looking for personalized care, customized and cutting-edge treatment plans, and service that is warm, professional, and friendly, Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the perfect place for you. Our experts provide an outstanding patient experience from every touchpoint — including before, during, and after surgery in order to deliver results that are natural-looking, attractive, and durable.

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