Arm Lift

Achieve Slimmer, More Toned Arms 

What is an Arm Lift? 

The arm lift is a procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the upper arms. This tissue can cause the appearance of “bat wings,” which are noticeable when wearing certain types of sleeveless clothing. An arm lift can produce a slimmer, more defined look and reduce the appearance of wings of tissue under the upper arms. 

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center? 

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our team offers deep experience in body plastic surgery and can help you enhance your confidence. We’ll tailor your procedure to your unique needs and work with you to ensure a positive, confidence-boosting experience.  

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Am I A Good Candidate for an Arm Lift? 

Good candidates for an arm lift are patients with flaps of fat and skin on their upper arms, typically due to weight fluctuations. You should be in overall good health and able to undergo surgery, and our team will discuss your candidacy in depth during a consultation. 

Benefits of an Arm Lift 

There are many benefits to an arm lift, including: 

  • Slimmer arms 
  • Reduced chafing 
  • Better clothing fit 
  • Higher confidence 

If diet and exercise haven’t worked to achieve slimmer arms, then an arm lift can help. 

The Arm Lift Procedure 

The arm lift involves a few different incision options. Our team will discuss the benefits of each at length during your consultation. They include an inner arm incision, a behind-the-arm incision, and an incision within the armpit. Once an incision has been made, fat and excess skin will be removed. In some cases, the underlying muscles may be tightened. Liposuction can be used to contour the surrounding areas for a better result. Afterward, you can return home to recover. 

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

Arm Lift Results 

An arm lift can make your upper arms more proportional and aesthetically appealing to the rest of your body. At first, you can expect swelling and discomfort, but these side effects will subside over time. You’ll have restrictions on your activity, including avoiding lifting heavy objects or putting your arms over your head. With a healthy and active lifestyle, your arm lift results can last for many years. 

Schedule a Consultation 

To learn more about the arm lift, contact Sanctuary Cosmetic Center today and schedule a consultation. We’re conveniently located to serve the greater Washington, D.C. areas of Falls Church, Odrick’s Corner, Arlington, and McLean. 

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Our private, accredited surgical facility offers you the opportunity for a comfortable, private experience with your procedure. You don’t need to worry about going to the hospital – instead, you can enjoy the amenities of our spa-like environment while you focus on yourself.


We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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