Arm Lift



Arm lift surgery can tighten loose skin on your upper arms, restoring the confidence you need to wear sleeveless clothing again. Loose skin on the arms is a common problem after body weight fluctuations, especially for women.

Dr. Ku performs arm lift surgery to Riverside residents as well as his patients in Inland Empire area, often in combination with other procedures for post weight loss body contouring.

Arm lift Surgery: Is it right for you?

Candidates for brachioplasty are bothered by a significant amount of loose tissue on the upper arms. This is a very common problem, which typically occurs after changes in body weight.

Good candidates for arm lift surgery are:

  • Bothered by upper arm shape and size
  • Healthy, and at a stable body weight
  • Highly motivated to improve appearance

Many people are bothered by loose skin and fat on the upper arms. Some people refer to the problem as “bat wing” arms. If you’re self-conscious about this condition, consider an arm lift with Dr. Ku in Riverside.

Arm Lift

Before and After Arm Lift in Riverside, CA


Individual Results May Vary  

Dr. Ku can help you determine suitability for this procedure during a personal consultation. When you visit our office in Riverside, Dr. Ku can answer all of your questions about arm lift surgery. With Dr. Ku, you can discuss the risks, benefits and expected outcome. You can also review arm lift photos to understand the results that can be achieved.

What to Expect During Your Arm Lift

An arm lift is performed with general anesthesia, so you’ll sleep through the surgery. The first step involves marking the arms to plan for the incisions. The incisions travel from the underarm to the elbow, residing in the inner part of your arm.

After performing the incisions, Dr. Ku removes the loose, hanging arm skin. If necessary, liposuction is used to slim down any excess fat that is present. Sutures are then placed to to maintain the new shape and close the incisions.

Recovery and Aftercare

When your arm lift is finished, your arms will feel sore and your mobility will be limited. Dr. Ku will give you specific instructions to follow during recovery. These may include steps to use pain medications, wear compression garments, and keep your arms elevated.

To Learn More: Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku

Are you ready to learn more about arm lift surgery in Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, or Lake Elsinore, CaliforniaContact the Riverside plastic surgery office of Dr. Joseph Ku, double board certified plastic surgeon. To get started, call us now. When speaking with our office staff, ask to schedule a consultation for arm lift (brachioplasty).

Click here for more information about an arm lift in Riverside from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Ku is a member.


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4234 Riverwalk Parkway, Suite 170
Riverside, CA 92505
Phone: 951-509-9204
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