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Arm Lift Surgery in San Jose

Upper arm lift surgery is best suited to people who are in relatively good shape but have loose upper arm skin and/or a significant amount of upper arm fat that won’t respond to dieting or exercise.

You may be a good candidate for upper arm lift surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Excess or loose, sagging upper arm skin
  • Arm muscles that have been weakened by pregnancy or aging
  • Excess fat that is concentrated beneath the upper arm skin

If you plan to become pregnant or to lose a significant amount of weight, you should discuss these plans with Dr. Ereso.

Your Personal Consultation

A personal arm lift consultation at our Mountain View office is the first step. Dr. Ereso will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific cosmetic surgery goals. Patients coming from surrounding cities in the Bay Area, such as San Jose, Los Altos and Sunnyvale, can also use the time to ask our plastic surgeon any questions they may have about the procedure.

You should arrive at the consultation prepared to provide complete information about:

  • Previous surgeries
  • Past and present medical conditions
  • Treatments you have received
  • Medications that you are taking, including nutritional supplements and herbal remedies

The Upper Arm Lift Procedure

Although the procedure is tailored to your individual needs, tumescent liposuction of the upper arm is first performed through small incisions near your elbow and axilla. This is followed by removing a generous ellipse of tissue from the axillary area. This results in a scar that is well hidden in the axillary fold. If more extensive skin excision is required, an additional wedge of tissue is removed from the inner arm. Deep tissue tightening is performed at this time, followed by closure of the skin and deep tissue in the shape of a “T” on its side. An elastic bandage or pressure garment is then applied, completing the procedure.


Depending on your individualized procedure, you will leave the office with either a pressure garment with sleeves or elastic bandages around your arms. We will see you 1 or 2 days after surgery in the office. Although you will be able to use your arms right away to wash your face, eat and write, we discourage extending your arm and shoulder greater than 90 degrees from your body for approximately 2 weeks.

Upper Arm Lift Results

Arm lift procedures, particularly in combination with liposuction, offer the ability to significantly improve the contour of the upper arm. Every effort is made to keep the scar as short as possible. Scar thickening may occur after this procedure, even if healing is uneventful after surgery. A scar on the arm should not be considered mature until it is 1 or 2 years old. Occasionally, scar excisions are necessary to obtain the ideal result. For well-selected patients, long-term results can be outstanding.


Available to patients coming from every part of the Bay Area, including San Jose, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View, the arm lift surgery can improve the aesthetics of the upper arm area. Dr. Alexander Ereso possesses extensive experience with the brachioplasty procedure and has been trusted by hundreds of patients to perform the surgery. Contact Dr. Ereso today to learn more about the benefits of the upper arm lift.

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