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What Is an Arm Lift or Brachioplasty?

Discover the transformative power of an Arm Lift, also known as Brachioplasty, at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, located in the heart of Bellevue. Under the skilled hands of Dr. Kristopher M. Day, this procedure elegantly reshapes the under portion of your upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. By removing excess skin and fat, it restores a more toned and balanced appearance. This advanced cosmetic technique caters specifically to the residents of Seattle, offering a blend of professional care and personalized attention to detail.

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Good Candidates for an Arm Lift

Ideal candidates for this transformative procedure are individuals who experience sagging underarm skin due to aging, weight fluctuations, or genetics. Good overall health, realistic expectations, and a commitment to maintaining a stable weight are crucial for those considering this surgery. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we prioritize personalized care, ensuring that each patient receives a tailored experience that aligns with their unique body goals.

Preparing For
Your Arm Lift

Preparing for your Arm Lift Surgery with Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery is a journey toward achieving your aesthetic goals with confidence and safety. We believe in thorough preparation to ensure optimal outcomes. Prior to surgery, Dr. Day will guide you through a detailed consultation process to discuss your goals, evaluate your health, and create a personalized treatment plan. Patients are advised to maintain a stable weight, avoid smoking, and arrange for post-operative support. It’s also important to stay hydrated and well-nourished in the days leading up to the surgery. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, nestled in the heart of Bellevue, is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support at every step, ensuring a smooth and successful journey towards your new, refined look.

Recovering From an Arm Lift

Recovering from an Arm Lift Surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue is a pivotal phase in your transformative journey, meticulously overseen by Dr. Kristopher M. Day. Catering to the residents of Seattle, our post-surgery care is designed for comfort and efficacy. Recovery typically involves rest and limited movement to ensure optimal healing. You’ll receive detailed instructions on wound care, medications for pain management, and advice on gradually resuming activities. Dr. Day and our dedicated team provide attentive follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns. Our goal is to support a smooth, efficient recovery, allowing you to soon enjoy the full benefits of your Arm Lift with the peace of mind that comes from being in expert hands.

What to Expect
During Your Arm Lift Surgery?

Undergoing an Arm Lift Surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, by Dr. Kristopher M. Day, is a journey marked by professionalism and care, including our Seattle-based clients. During this procedure, you can expect a meticulous approach focused on safety and aesthetic excellence. The surgery typically involves removing excess skin and fat from the underarm area, precisely tailored to your body’s contours. Anesthesia ensures your comfort throughout the procedure. Dr. Day employs advanced techniques to minimize scarring and optimize recovery. You’ll be under continuous monitoring by Dr. Day, who prioritize your well-being and satisfaction. This transformative experience is not just about refining your appearance but also about enhancing your overall quality of life, with results that resonate with your individual aesthetic goals.

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Your Arm Lift Surgery Options

The type of arm lift board-certified surgeon Dr. Day will recommend will depend on your arm size and shape, amount of excess skin, skin laxity, and your particular goals. Here at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, we offer three options for arm lifts.

Traditional Arm Lift

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A traditional arm lift is one where a standard incision is made on the inside of your arm. The incision typically spans from the armpit to the elbow.

Limited or Minimally Invasive Arm Lift

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A limited or minimally invasive arm suitable for patients with a smaller amount of localized fat. An incision is made close to the armpit, and fat is folded inside the armpit region.

Hunstad Arm Lift

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A Hunstad arm lift combines a traditional arm lift and a liposuction procedure. Adding liposuction to the arm area dramatically improves one’s overall body contour and silhouette.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Arm Lift / Brachioplasty

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms, typically from the underarm area to the elbow. It's designed to create a more toned and contoured arm appearance.

Ideal candidates are individuals with significant upper arm skin laxity, often due to weight loss, aging, or genetic factors. Candidates should be in good health, maintain a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about the outcome.

The procedure involves creating an incision along the inside or back of the arm. Excess skin and fat are then removed, and the remaining skin is tightened to create a smoother, more toned look. The specific technique will depend on the amount of correction needed.

Recovery typically involves swelling and bruising, with a gradual return to normal activities over several weeks. Patients are usually advised to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for a specified period.

As with any surgical procedure, risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. Specific risks related to arm lift surgery, such as changes in sensation, will be discussed during your consultation.

The results of an arm lift are generally long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and engage in a healthy lifestyle. However, natural aging will continue to affect the skin's elasticity over time.


Scarring is an inevitable part of the surgery, but Dr. Day places incisions strategically to minimize visibility. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable

The cost varies depending on the specifics of the surgery. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Yes, various financing options are available to assist with the cost of the procedure.

Bring a list of your current medications, a summary of your medical history, and any specific goals or concerns about the arm lift surgery.