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Phoenix Arm Lift Surgery

If you’re tired of hiding your arms, Dr. Craft’s arm lift procedure can give you the arms you want and give you confidence to show them off to the world.  

Before & After

Arm Lift

What is an arm lift?

Many individuals dislike the appearance of their arms due to excess, sagging skin that develops from the elbow to the shoulder. The cause of this issue can be a result of genetics, getting older, losing a significant amount of weight. However, an arm lift (brachioplasty) has the ability to provide patients with beautiful upper arms that appear much more slim, toned, and firm.

Arm Lift

How does an arm lift work?

An arm lift greatly improves the sagging skin of the under-arm area by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening and smoothing the tissue. The skin then conforms to the new shape of the arm. 


Surgical details for an arm lift

If Dr. Craft is performing an arm lift on its own, it is done under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. An arm lift takes 2 to 4 hours to complete. 

Dr. Craft will make an incision under the arm to hide the scar as much as possible. The incision will run the length of the elbow to the armpit. 

From the incision, Dr. Craft will remove excess skin and fat. He will also smooth and tighten the underlying tissue. After this, the incision will be closed with sutures. 


Patients should be aware that after their arm lift, they will need to wear compression garments, dressings for their incisions, and drains may also be placed. You can also expect to have some swelling for about two weeks (although this will subside after about three days), as well as mild discomfort and bruising following the procedure. You may find it helpful to elevate your arms to help with swelling. It’s important to avoid strenuous activities, including exercise, until Dr. Craft advises you that it’s okay to resume.

Ideal arm lift candidates

The best type of candidate for an arm lift in Phoenix:

• Has flabby, sagging skin under the arms that is bothering them
• Is a non-smoker in general good health 
• Is close to their ideal weight 
• Is aware of what an arm lift can do 

Dr. Craft

Why choose CraftMD?

If you’re interested in an arm lift in Phoenix, please schedule a consultation with us. Dr. Randall O. Craft’s training enables him to provide patient-centric, compassionate care with an emphasis on safety. As a double board-certified, Harvard-trained surgeon, Dr. Craft combines his distinctive training with a sense of artistry that provides beautiful results for his patients. To schedule a consultation, please call or contact us online.

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