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Eliminate Excess Skin and Improve Contouring with Arm Lift Surgery

If you have been unable to achieve your aesthetic goals through diet and exercise alone, arm lift surgery can provide you with beautifully sculpted arms. During this body contouring procedure, renowned plastic surgeon Dr. David Passaretti can lift and tighten sagging skin and remove excess fat from the upper arms. Dr. Passaretti uses precise techniques to ensure your results look completely natural and result in minimal scarring. To learn more about whether arm lift surgery is right for you, contact our Fairfield County office and schedule an appointment today.

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A Closer Look at Arm Lift Surgery

Dr. Passaretti can use two techniques to create the contoured look you desire. One technique involves the redraping of upper arm skin and surgical excision of excess tissues. A second technique uses liposuction on the upper arms to remove excess fat.

Lift Techniques

In some cases, the removal of excess skin is sufficient to reach the patient's treatment goals. During this type of procedure, Dr. Passaretti will create incisions that extend from the inside of the elbow along the inside of the arm to the armpit. Through this incision, he is able to manipulate the skin and its underlying tissues. He will gently redrape tissue, pulling it taut around the muscles and carefully removing any excess before suturing the incision closed. This technique is best for patients with a large amount of loose, excess skin.


Liposuction can be performed on its own or in conjunction with the removal of excess skin. Liposuction uses a specialized instrument called a cannula. The cannula will be inserted through small incisions in a patient's upper arm, where it gently suctions away fat deposits. Liposuction cannot lift the skin on the arms or remove excess tissue, and is intended simply to reduce stubborn fat that has collected on the upper arms. Dr. Passaretti can help you determine whether one or both of these treatments is ideal for your body type and cosmetic concerns.

Surgery Benefits

Arm lift surgery can provide a patient with numerous benefits:

  • Your arms will have a more toned contour and sleeker shape.
  • You can experience a significant boost in your confidence.
  • Your clothing may fit better, making shopping a more pleasant experience.
  • Excess arm skin that once got caught or pinched during exercise or other activities will no longer be a concern.

Many of our patients choose to have Dr. Passaretti perform their arm lifts at the same time as other body contouring procedures. For example, patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight may undergo arm lift in conjunction with a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or other procedures to remove excess skin. During your personalized consultation with Dr. Passaretti, you can discuss your unique goals and your treatment options.

Determining Your Candidacy

Virtually any patient with excess skin and fat on his or her upper arms is a candidate for arm lift surgery. Like any surgical procedure, patients should be in good health and not have any medical conditions that will complicate their surgery. Patients should be able to refrain from physical activity and exercise for several weeks following surgery, and commit to attending follow-up appointments with Dr. Passaretti.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your upper arms, reach out to our practice. To learn more about arm lift surgery, contact Dr. Passaretti's office today.

(203) 656-9999

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-Plastic Surgery Patient


Darien Office

722 Post Rd
Ste 201
Darien, CT 06820

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(203) 656-9999