This procedure will restore the firm, fit, tight look to your upper arms by removing excess skin, fat, and tissue, and creating definition to your upper arms.

Who Is A Candidate For Brachioplasty?

  • Those who have accumulated excess skin of the arms secondary to weight loss (“bat wings”)
  • Those who have lost the contour of their arms and have loose, hanging excess skin
  • Those who are embarrassed to wear short sleeves because of heavy and unattractively loose upper arms
  • Those who have achieved dramatic weight loss and are left with loose skin

Intended Results

  • To remove excess fat, tissue, and skin of the upper arms
  • To create defined arms that look attractive
  • To achieve a smooth, attractive upper arm profile with muscle definition

The Brachioplasty Procedure

The excess skin on the upper arm is removed, from armpit to the elbows. For some patients, the incisions are extended into the armpit to resolve excess skin and fat in the area, or they may be extended below the elbow to help refine the lower arm area. Occasionally a minimal-incision brachioplasty can be used for patients who have minimal upper arm excess skin. The incision for this procedure is placed in the axilla (armpit).

  • Liposuction is occasionally used in this procedure to remove fatty deposits.
  • All sutures are absorbable. The area is bandaged during healing.
  • Dr. Egrari uses a novel technique that does not require drains.
  • A special surgical garment is provided for support and healing.
  • This outpatient operation is done under general anesthesia.
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Recovery After An Arm Lift

  • Expect minimal discomfort which can be controlled by prescription pain medication for the first few days.
  • Any swelling resolves in about one month.
  • Most arm lift patients take one week off work and resume exercise in four to six weeks.
  • Full results are achieved in about three months.

Our post-operative scar management will be in full force with this operation, as the scar is one of the limitations of this operation. Dr. Egrari has pioneered various techniques to improve the appearance of this scar. This includes placement of skin bridges that reduce the tension of the scar.

The Art Of Aesthetic Surgery Principles And Techniques

Dr. Egrari is a global leader in Brachioplasty. He has been involved with multiple presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals about this subject. Recently, he authored the chapter on Brachioplasty in one of plastic surgery's most definitive textbooks, The Art of Aesthetic Surgery Principles & Techniques.

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Brachioplasty In Seattle

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons additional information on Brachioplasty at Visit our gallery to view images of patients who have had arm lift surgery performed by renowned Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Egrari.

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Updated May 2022
We have been fully operational since May of 2020. This includes skincare and our non-invasive center (ENIC).
We know that so much of this pandemic caused an inconvenience for you, but we are delighted to see a return to normalcy. 
We will continue to be vigilant in our approach to Covid 19. For over two decades, we have considered safety as our most important prerogative — and there has never been a more important time to put that to use.
Here are some things we’re doing to ensure you are protected and that we maintain this facility as a Non-Covid Care (NCC) zone:

Patient Flow and Clinical Office Space

We now have a well-tested protocol of texting patients for control of flow for consultations.
We are assigning everyone to hourly wipe-downs of high-use areas with approved sanitizing wipes.
We are asking that no one wait in the waiting area.
We are coming up with protocols for room wipe-downs after each patient visit.
Every staff member will always wear a mask while in the office.
Every staff member will sanitize or wash hands after every interaction.
Implementation of virtual pre-ops, nursing visits, and questions.

Operating Room Experience

Similar precautions and questionnaires will be provided to establish Covid-19 Clear Status.
All staff will always wear a mask. All staff will always wear gloves.
Hand washing will be done for any patient interaction.
Specific wipe-down of our operating room, recovery, and pre-op areas will be performed.
We will minimize accompanying caretakers to only one. Those caretakers will be treated just like the patients.
Anesthesia Experience
Every anesthesia staff will wear goggles and other protective equipment during intubation.
Our anesthesiologists have been fully trained and are implementing all precautions for prevention of Covid-19 spread.
All circuits will be changed between each patient.
Full wipe-down of surfaces and floors will be performed.
We will implement a time-out protocol to confirm the Covid-19 Clear Status of every patient.

As you can see, we are taking this very seriously. We fully understand that this will cause some inconvenience in the short term, but realize that it is for the best.
Although Covid-19 has been a serious issue, we are seeing a resumption of normalcy. We continue to monitor this situation on a real-time basis, and we will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.
When you see us in action, you’ll realize that you have put your trust in the right practice.
Here are some links that might be useful:
State of Washington Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
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