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Arm Lift

With an arm lift at Esthetica, you can once again wear sleeveless tops with confidence. Contact our Del Mar, Newport or Coronado office today to schedule a consultation and begin planning for your procedure.
Do you feel self-conscious wearing sleeveless or short-sleeved clothing? Many women hide their upper arms because they feel that they are too bulky or loose.

If you’ve tried diet and exercise and haven’t achieved the results you want, an arm lift at Esthetica may be the solution you’ve been searching for.

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What is an arm lift?

Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift is a surgical procedure that improves the contour of the upper arm area by:

  • Reducing excess sagging skin
  • Tightening the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
  • Reducing localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.


An arm lift can transform your appearance and improve your quality of life. Just a few of the benefits of this procedure include:

  • Slender arms that enhance the rest of your appearance
  • The ability to wear sleeveless shirts, dresses and swimwear with confidence
  • Enhanced self-esteem and body confidence


At Esthetica, we can sculpt beautiful arms in one of two ways. The first is with a traditional arm lift, which involves removing excess loose skin. Although this approach is very effective in addressing unwanted fat and drooping tissue, it does leave a scar.

As for arm liposuction, this simple and safe technique, that can remove unwanted fat from the arm area. The scars associated with liposuction are very minimal, but the technique can only address unwanted fat. As such, it may not be sufficient on its own for patients who have substantial skin laxity. Depending on their needs and goals, many of our clients benefit from a combination of a traditional arm lift and liposuction.


Whether you choose a traditional arm lift, arm liposuction or a combination of the two, you will notice an improvement in the contour of your arms immediately after surgery. These results will continue to improve as your swelling subsides, and within three months your final outcome should emerge with toned and slender arms.


The best arm lift candidates are healthy women who struggle with excess skin and fat on the upper arms (bat wings) despite eating well and exercising regularly. The procedure is also very common among women after pregnancy or substantial weight loss.

Unfortunately, loose skin does not respond easily to exercise. An arm lift is not a weight loss procedure; it is designed to re-contour the upper arms and make them narrower or leaner. The ideal candidates are patients with reasonable expectations. During your initial consultation, our Coronado, Del Mar, and Newport plastic surgeons can discuss your desired results and help you determine if an arm lift is right for you.

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I had an incredible experience at esthetica. Dr. Kouli is both personable and professional. Everyone in the office is friendly and aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible. I’d highly recommend their services.


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