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Many patients are passionate about maintaining their health and follow a strict diet and exercise regimen. However, this is not always enough to combat the sagging skin and excess fat that may develop in the upper arms over the years or as a result of massive weight loss. Our arm lift in Denver is a surgical body contouring procedure to restore firmness and tone in the upper body, allowing patients to once again enjoy wearing all their favorite sleeveless tops, dresses, and swimwear. 

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center?

At Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, patients encounter a personalized, meticulously detailed approach that delivers the precision-based results they seek. As a Fellowship-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric Barker uses the latest cutting-edge techniques while adhering to the highest standards of safety. Each treatment plan is one-of-a-kind, carefully curated to reflect the individual’s goals for improvement.

Our state-of-the-art luxury office suites are designed with patient comfort, discretion, and convenience in mind. From our welcoming reception area to our spacious operating suite, Peak Plastic Surgery Center is known for setting patients instantly at ease and creating a rewarding cosmetic journey that is stress-free. Each member of our team is passionate about delivering superior care in a world-class setting.

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What Is Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)?

A common challenge many people deal with when getting older or losing weight is excess skin on different parts of the body. The upper arm region can store a significant amount of excess skin, compromising a youthful, slim silhouette. At Peak Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Barker offers many different surgeries specifically to correct excess skin, including arm lift surgery (brachioplasty). This powerful skin tightening procedure is used to remove loose upper arm skin for patients who are unable to firm this area through exercise and diet alone. 

Arm lift surgery removes the excess skin that is located between the elbow and armpit, often called "bat wings." Oftentimes VASER liposuction may also be used in tandem to remove excess fat in the area, providing a more powerful result. Dr. Barker, a highly trained cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is a body and breast surgical specialist who has performed numerous brachioplasty surgeries on both men and women in the greater Denver, CO area.  He will work with you to develop a comprehensive and customized surgical plan to ensure your goals are met.

What are the Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery?

  • More proportionate, balanced upper arms
  • Expanded clothing options
  • A boost in self-confidence
  • Relief from irritation and chafing
  • Removal of excess skin and fat
  • Improved tone and definition


  • Unable to achieve results through exercise and diet alone
  • Struggling with sagging skin and pockets of localized fat
  • Mentally and physically healthy
  • Free from any uncontrolled medical concerns
  • Non-smoker

How Is A Brachioplasty Performed?

Your upper arm lift surgery will take place in a certified outpatient surgical facility. An upper arm lift may be combined with other procedures, including tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts — if Dr. Barker considers it safe to do so. An upper arm lift is performed under general anesthesia, administered by highly trained anesthesiologists who are experienced with cosmetic plastic surgeries. The excessive tissue from the elbow all the way up to the underarm will be removed to ensure your upper arm skin is no longer loose, improving contour and shape. 

VASER liposuction may also be included in y`our treatment plan to remove stubborn pockets of fat. Once the loose skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened, the incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures that do not need to be removed. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them clean, dry, and supported with compression garments.

What Results Can I Expect From Arm Lift Surgery?

Your recovery period for arm lift surgery is extremely important.  Dr. Barker and his staff will give you written postoperative instructions to ensure you are well informed and comfortable with the recovery process. Postoperative compression garments will be provided to help with swelling and healing.  You will have lifting and exercise restrictions following your surgery to ensure you heal without issue.  

All of these requirements will be discussed in depth with you as part of your aftercare.  Dr. Barker will address all of your questions/concerns regarding the healing process prior to your surgery to ensure you are confident and comfortable. At the end of your recovery, you can expect improved shape and contour in the upper arms with no excess hanging skin. You will be able to enjoy wearing a wider range of outfits, including swimwear and sleeveless tops.

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Scheduling Your Denver Brachioplasty

Making the decision to address excess hanging upper arm skin is not an easy one. Dr. Barker, a highly trained cosmetic plastic surgeon, understands this and sees it as a way to improve your confidence and appearance with plastic surgery. This powerful and exciting procedure offers not only physical but also emotional benefits. If you are at a healthy weight and still cannot lose the loose skin that hangs from your upper arms, please call for a consultation with Dr. Barker at Peak Plastic Surgery Center. We look forward to helping you look more youthful and feel more energetic with arm lift surgery.

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