Angela Champion, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

(949) 202-0634

1501 Westcliff Drive Suite 210, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Armlift Surgery

An arm lift (brachioplasty), is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper portion of the arms. The benefits of an arm lift include:

  • Reducing excess skin and fat in the arms
  • Recontouring the shape of the arms
  • Tightening the skin for a smoother appearance

The arm lift procedure improves the overall appearance of the arms by providing them with a slimmer, more defined contour. This procedure is often combined with liposuction to achieve even more beneficial results. Feel free to contact us today to schedule your Newport Beach arm lift appointment.

The Arm Lift Procedure

Dr. Champion and her staff will keep the highest quality care in mind through every aspect of the procedure. Your comfort and safety are our main concerns, as there are primarily four steps that are involved in the arm lift procedure, including:


Arm lift patients will receive anesthesia to provide the greatest comfort for the procedure. In most instances, general anesthesia is used, which Dr. Champion will discuss in more detail at the time of the initial consultation.

The Incision

Arm lift surgery can be performed by making an incision on various areas of the arm. Generally, the incision is placed inside or on the back of the upper arm to make it as inconspicuous as possible.

The Arm Lift Technique

During the procedure, Dr. Champion will eliminate fat deposits through liposuction and remove excess skin. Once the remaining skin is re-draped to a more attractive contour, the incisions will be closed with sutures or skin adhesives. Contact us today to schedule your Newport Beach arm lift appointment.


Arm lift recovery requires special care following the procedure. Patients usually return to their normal routine about a week after treatment. The results of an arm lift will become more apparent as swelling and bruising subside. Dr. Champion will provide you with a specific list of instructions that will aid you in your recovery. These instructions will include:

  • Medications to take
  • Dates to return to the office
  • Postoperative care for incisions
  • Types of activities to perform or avoid

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary. In rare cases, a complication may arise, but can be managed when immediately reported to Dr. Champion.

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The results of an arm lift are expected to be long-lasting as long a healthy weight is maintained. Typically, patients are very pleased with the outcome of their procedure and feel more confident now that their arms appear more toned.

Dr. Angela Champion is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is dedicated to helping you achieve your personal goals by providing you with the most natural plastic surgery results possible.

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.446.1106. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Dr. Champion looks forward to meeting you during your initial consultation.