Arm Lift & Upper Arm Contouring

Conveniently Located to Serve Pensacola, FL.

Doctor marking the arm of his client for the arm lift procedure

Achieving your body goals is easier said than done. Often, it involves a lot of physical activity and a strict diet. These are also the reasons why it’s easy to give up, but don’t lose hope just yet!

Our body contouring and cosmetic body surgery options cater to diverse needs, empowering individuals to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Whether it’s sculpting through liposuction, rejuvenating with a tummy tuck, or achieving comprehensive enhancement with a mommy makeover, our skilled surgeons specialize in tailoring procedures to meet unique aspirations.

Beyond physical transformations, these procedures often contribute to an improved quality of life and wellbeing.

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift (brachioplasty) tightens the upper arms to reshape the area from a patient’s underarm to elbow. The procedure generally involves an incision along the arm to remove excess skin and fatty tissue. Combining brachioplasty with liposuction often improves the overall tightness of the arm. Patients well suited for an arm lift include those with loose or flabby arm skin due to weight loss or age. Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson can help you “go sleeveless” without self-consciousness.

Inherent Risks & Complications

Contour irregularities, dehiscence, delayed wound healing, poor scarring, bleeding, seroma, numbness, infection, need for revision, and complications related to anesthesia. Still have some questions, or want to find out more? The next step is easy. Schedule a consult with your doctor. Our staff will be happy to discuss arm lift surgery with you further. At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we want to be your partner in achieving the appearance you’ve always wanted!

Typical Timing/Age



$5700-$6000 *This is an estimation & prices may vary


Significant excess skin and fat of the arm. Minimal skin excess with primarily fat excess may be effectively treated with liposuction alone. More moderate skin excess may be effectively treated with a short scar brachioplasty.


Surgery Center or Hospital


Patients should be at a stable weight, healthy, have good nutrition and with good protein stores and should avoid any nicotine-containing substances.


General anesthesia.


You may shower 48 hours after surgery.


Light exercise is okay 2 weeks after surgery. Regular exercise after 4 weeks. Arm exercises after 6 weeks.


Wait 2 weeks because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure or stress your incisions during the early healing period.

Follow-up Appointments

Your doctor will schedule your follow up appointments according to your treatment plan.


Through an incision in the armpit and down along the inside of the arm, excess skin and fat is removed. Because the arm is a cylinder, tightening the skin on the medial side of the arm will tighten the skin all the way around the arm. A brachioplasty is usually combined with arm liposuction to remove more fat and further improve the contour of the arm.


To remove excess skin and fat from the arms to improve contour.


Hospital stay. This is an outpatient procedure. No hospital stay is required.


You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. The pain medications and arm compression garments will make it difficult to care for others and unsafe to drive a car during the early recovery period.

Walking After Surgery

You are encouraged to walk around the house to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism. Do not resume exercise or strenuous physical activity until you are clear by your doctor.


1 week or less depending on your type of work.


Usually, peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.


Should subside within 1-2 weeks.


Dr. Butler Deserves His Sterling Reputation

“What a pleasure to work with Dr. Butler and his fine staff. They know how to take care of people. I am delighted with the results of my surgery and would absolutely recommend him to friends and colleagues!”

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule your consultation for Arm Lift in Pensacola – contact Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery and set up your appointment. During your appointment, you will be able to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to get the look you’ve always wanted!

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Before & After Gallery

Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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Meet Our Team

At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.

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