Arm Lift in Atlanta, GA


Arm Lift

Not everyone wants muscular arms, but it’s safe to assume that no one wants “wings” either. If you’ve recently had some major weight loss or are currently unhappy with loose skin you can rejuvenate your appearance by toning and sculpting your upper arms with an arm lift. Dr. Lissa Bootstaylor provides arm lift surgery for residents in the metro Atlanta area and surrounding communities in Georgia.

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What is Arm Lift?

Over time the skin changes in four ways: it loses thickness, loses elasticity, loses adherence to the underlying tissue, and is affected by gravity. One area where these changes are especially apparent is the upper arm. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can lift and tighten up loose skin in the upper arms, resulting in a firmer, more youthful contour.

If you have sagging skin that looks like “wings” or bags of excess fat and skin that hangs loosely from the upper arms, you can benefit from an arm lift procedure to tighten muscle and skin in the upper arm, producing a smooth and toned contour that makes your arms look younger and leaner.

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What are the Benefits of Arm Lift?

In addition to improved comfort and inflammation prevention, our Atlanta Arm Lift patients have enjoyed some of the following benefits:

  • Better arm proportions
  • Better workout results
  • Changes in tone and shape
  • Confidence is restored
  • Excess fat and skin are removed
    Hidden scars
  • Improved contours
  • More clothing options

Who are the Best Candidates for Arm Lift?

Any adult in good health who wants to tighten muscle and skin in the upper arm may be a good candidate for an arm lift. This procedure is recommended for individuals who are roughly within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight. Those who still have weight to lose are advised to hold off on this procedure until they are closer to their ideal weight because future weight fluctuations may affect results.

Whats the First Step?

If you’re interested in getting an Arm Lift in Atlanta or the surrounding Georgia community, the first step is to schedule a consultation. When you come in and meet with Dr. Lissa, she will examine your arms and discuss the possible surgery methods, including the risks and benefits involved. We encourage you to ask questions or express concerns about the surgery because we are here to help in every way possible. Dr. Lissa will also ask you questions about your medical history and lifestyle, so it’s very important to be open and honest with her. She is completely discreet, and any information you provide will help prevent any unnecessary risks. 

Once she has everything she needs, Dr. Lissa will create your custom surgical plan. If you agree with it and would like to move forward, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your procedure day and time.

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What to Expect on the Day of Arm Lift

An arm lift usually takes about two hours. Dr. Bootstaylor begins by marking the area of excess skin. The anesthesia is then administered. Dr. Bootstaylor may offer you the choice between using a local or general anesthetic; however, most patients are most comfortable with a general anesthetic for this procedure. Incisions are made on the inner and under surfaces of the arm. The surgical opening may run from the armpit to as low as the elbow. While the excess skin and fat are removed, the remaining skin is stretched and sutured into place.

Dr. Bootstaylor performs surgical procedures at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Northside Hospital.

Arm Lift Recovery

Though you’ll feel groggy immediately after the procedure, your recovery should be quick. Most patients go home the same day. The recovery period after an arm lift generally lasts one to two weeks. You’ll probably be able to return to work in a week and resume exercise within two weeks. Strenuous workouts and contact sports can be engaged in after about four weeks.

The arm lift procedure leaves a faint scar discreetly camouflaged on the inside of the upper arm, which is nearly invisible when your arms rest at your sides. These hairline scars will eventually fade away on their own, becoming virtually invisible over time.

Patients who maintain a healthy, stable weight and healthy, active lifestyle may experience long-term results.

How Much Does Arm Lift Cost in Atlanta?

The cost of an Arm Lift in Atlanta will be based on multiple factors, including the techniques that Dr. Lissa uses. The best way to find out how much your procedure will be for you is to come in for a consultation and have your procedure plan created. Once this is done, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a complete breakdown of the pricing.


Why Choose Us?

Lissa Bootstaylor, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. With almost 20 years of helping the Atlanta, GA area, Dr. Lissa is dedicated to providing this personalized touch to her comprehensive medical and aesthetic services for all her patients. Using her vast knowledge and experience, Dr. Bootstaylor has perfected the art of body contouring for a diverse and dedicated group of patients. Her clients trust her implicitly to deliver the most exceptional results, and as one of Atlanta’s top plastic surgeons, her reputation precedes her. Dr. Lissa is passionate about creating an aesthetic result that taps into her patients’ body goals and beauty desires. Dr. Lissa is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).


Schedule your Consultation

Rejuvenate your upper arms with an arm lift in Atlanta performed by Dr. Lissa Bootstaylor, acclaimed plastic surgeon and director of Body Esthetics, a plastic and reconstructive surgery center that provides arm lifts and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for residents of the metro Atlanta area and surrounding communities in Georgia. To schedule your consultation, please call us at 404-240-2804 or use our website to request an appointment!


Arm Lift FAQs

  • “Dr. Bootstaylor performed my plastic surgery several years ago in multiple areas. My results were amazing! She is a perfectionist.”
  • I don’t think there are words to describe the experience with Dr. Lissa and staff. The love and kindness is profound. They make you feel heard, but most of all, they make everyone feel beautiful. They treat you like family, not just another patient off of the street. Love, love love, Dr. Lissa Bootstaylor and the ladies of the office!
  • The entire staff was friendly and professional. They took the time to go over the entire procedure with me. As for Dr Lissa, she was very personable and she listened to me. And answered all my questions and concerns.

Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.

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