Brachioplasty in Houston

Confidence in Any Sleeve.

Youthful Toning & Shaping.

Sleek, toned arms are no accident—they can take work at any age!

But even proper diet and exercise sometimes isn’t enough to resolve sagging skin or excess pockets of fat. If nonsurgical treatments aren’t sufficient in addressing your concerns, Heights Plastic Surgery offers an advanced surgical procedure called brachioplasty, also referred to as an arm lift, which can remove unwanted skin and/or fat from the upper arms. Not only does this help boost a patient’s self-image, it can also help your clothing fit better!


also known as: arm lift, arm fat removal, arm reduction \ BRAH-kee-yo-pla-stee \

Plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arm

Procedure options: traditional arm lift, extended arm lift, hidden arm lift or mini arm lift, liposuction of the arms

Procedure Overview


Excessive upper arm skin ("batwings") after weight loss

Excessive arm fat

Sagging skin

Procedure Time

2-3 hours


Female & Male



Possible Side Effects




Surgical Scars

Frequently Asked Questions

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What to Expect

Before, During, and After Your Brachioplasty in Houston

1. Attend a One-on-One Consultation.

If you're interested in a brachioplasty in Houston, you'll first meet with a physician for a one-on-one consultation. We take the time to get to know you—your goals, medical history, body type, and more.

2. Review Your Treatment Plan.

When it comes to your brachioplasty Houston plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks collaborate on every patient case to best advise you on a unique approach to your brachioplasty to ensure your results meet your individual goals.

3. Make Your Decision.

At Heights Plastic Surgery, our mission is to give you the information you need to decide what will work best for your desires, timeline, and budget. After we make recommendations, we give you the space and time to make your own decision about your brachioplasty surgery.

4. Schedule Your Arm Lift.

We will schedule your brachioplasty—an outpatient procedure performed in our private, on-site surgery center—for a day and time that works best for you. You'll want to factor in about 1 to 2 weeks of downtime from everyday activities and work after your procedure.

5. Arrive for Surgery.

We will provide you with all of the ways you can best prepare for the procedure well in advance of your brachioplasty in Houston. When you arrive, we will escort you to our state-of-the-art surgical suite and review our process in detail once more.

6. Getting Your Arm Lift.

Your highly skilled surgeon will be in the operating room from start to finish, executing every detail of your agreed-upon plan for your arm lift. Make sure you plan to have a plan for getting home after your procedure, as you will not be able to drive yourself.

7. Follow Up.

Following your brachioplasty Houston plastic surgeons at Heights Plastic Surgery will also book you for follow-up visits to meet with your surgeon to monitor your recovery. This important step ensures you are healing properly, safely, and efficiently.

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Heights Plastic Surgery

Driven By Our Mission: Enhancing Your Natural Features with Brachioplasty Surgery.

Heights Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to residents of Houston and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to offer you a welcoming environment, a phenomenal patient experience, and cutting-edge technology that you won’t find anywhere else in Texas.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Arm Lifts in Houston