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Aging, weight loss, and heredity can cause excess, sagging skin on your upper arms.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your arms and would like to feel confident wearing short-sleeved shirts, consider an arm lift from Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, a renowned plastic surgeon.

Let's dive into the benefits of an arm lift...

Boost Your Self-Esteem*

How Does an Arm Lift Work?

Before and after arm lift illustration

A Safe and Effective Treatment

Who Can Benefit from an Arm Lift?

The skin on the upper arms may begin to sag due to age, genetics, or significant weight loss. If you are unhappy with sagging skin on your upper arms and no amount of exercise seems to help, you may make a good candidate for arm lift surgery.

There are certain candidacy requirements for the procedure, such as:

Why Choose Us?

Benefits of Choosing an Experienced Surgeon

Dr. Hurwitz is well-known in the field for his ability to perform effective body contouring procedures, such as arm lift surgery. He has spent over 40 years honing his techniques.

At Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer a wide range of treatments in our state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center to ensure our patients' comfort and convenience.

What actually happens during an arm lift?

Dr. Dennis Hurwitz

Dr. Hurwitz Discusses Arm Lifts

Arm and Thigh Lift

Dr.  Hurwitz uses a comprehensive approach to refine patients' arms and thighs. Less invasive options such as VASERlipo® are available and consultations are complimentary.
*Note: There is no guarantee of specific results. Results may vary for each individual. 

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Surgery Takes about Two Hours

  1. When you arrive for the outpatient procedure, you will be comfortably settled in a surgical suite and provided with the sedation discussed prior to your procedure.
  2. Dr. Hurwitz will mark the outline of the surgical sites before beginning.
  3. Next, Dr. Hurwitz will make an incision based on the type of arm lift you are receiving.
    • An upper arm lift requires an incision on the underside of the arm from the underarm to the elbow.
    • Mini arm lifts use a smaller incision, typically in the armpit.
  4. During the procedure, Dr. Hurwitz will remove skin and fat. He uses careful techniques to minimize any scarring.
  5. Often, Dr. Hurwitz will also perform liposuction to accentuate patients' results.
  6. Once the incisions are closed, you will be transferred to a recovery room until you are ready to be escorted home by a friend or family member.

Take a Closer Look at the Procedure...

Recovery and Results

Following arm lift surgery, the site will be bruised and swollen. Before the procedure, Dr. Hurwitz will provide you with post-operative instructions such as taking pain medication as prescribed, changing bandages and keeping the treatment area clean, wearing a compression bandage, and eating a healthy diet. Refrain from exercise and work for about two weeks, and do not do any heavy lifting.

Woman pinching skin on upper arm

A one-week check-up appointment will be scheduled so Dr. Hurwitz can check the surgical site and answer any of your questions about recovery and results. In many cases, patients immediately notice changes in their appearance, but the final effects should become evident about two to three months after your procedure. If you maintain a stable weight, the results of your arm lift could last for decades.*

Check out the results this patient experienced...

Before and after arm lift surgery

Dr. Dennis Hurwitz

Dr. Hurwitz

Dr. Hurwitz

For over 40 years,​ Dr. Hurwitz has constantly sought to improve existing procedures and create new treatments to ensure his patients receive the results they deserve as safely and comfortably as possible

For more information about treatment at Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, contact our office online or call (412) 802-6100 today.

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I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.* Jill's Story

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3109 Forbes Ave
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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3109 Forbes Ave
Ste 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

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