What is an arm lift? January 25, 2023 Many patients who have recently undergone a major weight loss, or are starting to notice their skin is sagging with age, have come in asking how they can get rid of their “batwing.” While some over-the-counter products and non-surgical procedures can help, surgery is often needed to correct this stretched skin. Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure used to tighten and remove excess skin under the upper arm, between the shoulder and the elbow. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks, are experts in helping patients get the look they desire with body contouring procedures. For over 15 years, they have helped hundreds of men and women in Houston and its surrounding areas achieve the body shape and sleek silhouette they have always desired.