Dr. Byrd | Arm Lift | Atlanta, GALoose upper arm skin folds are not only unsightly, but also interfere with one’s ability to fit in sleeved tops, as well as causing underarm skin rash and irritation. Candidates for Arm Lift surgery are often embarrassed by their large and “jiggley” arms which they can’t hide! Dr. Marcia Byrd and Dr. Paul McCluskey at Byrd Aesthetics in Atlanta, GA is a body contoring expert who can give you the slim arms you have always wanted.

Brachioplasty, or Arm Lift, is a body contouring procedure to remove excess deposits of fat and skin from the upper arms. After years of obesity, stretching of skin causes loss of skin elasticity; therefore, no amount of diet or exercise can restore firmness and tone to the upper arms. Another group of arm lift candidates are those who as a result of aging and chronic tanning have developed upper arm flabbiness.

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Candidates for an Arm Lift

  • Self-conscious about how arms look
  • Nonsmoker in good overall health
  • Still have some skin elasticity remaining

About the Procedure

Arm lift procedures are performed to remove excess skin and fat deposits from the arms, reducing a flabby appearance and leaving patients with thinner, more youthful-looking arms. The procedure is performed with general anesthesia and usually takes about two hours to perform.

  • First, an incision is created. Usually, this is located in the armpit, where any resulting scar can be easily hidden. If more extensive fat deposits or excess skin will be removed from the lower arm, Dr. Byrd or Dr. McCluskey may need to create a more extensive incision running along the inside of the arm, from elbow to armpit.
  • Next, excess skin and deposits of fatty tissue will be removed. Most Arm Lift procedures use traditional surgical methods, although liposuction surgery can also be used if large areas of excess fat are being targeted for removal.
  • After the excess tissue has been removed and the remaining tissues have been sculpted, the incision is closed with sutures.

Aftercare and Recovery

During the recovery period, you will wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and provide support for the tissues of the arm. To help the recovery process, keep the arm elevated and avoid heavy lifting for at least a few weeks after surgery. Patients can experience soreness, tenderness, tightness, bruising, swelling, and redness as their arms heal.


Dr. Marcia Byrd and Dr. Paul McCluskey care for patients throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, they service the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell GA, Alpharetta GA, Milton GA, Woodstock GA, Canton GA, Dunwoody GA, Sandy Springs, GA and more. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss Brachioplasty call (770) 587-1711 and schedule a consultation. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!