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What is a scarless arm lift?

A scarless arm lift is a minimally invasive procedure to tighten the skin and reduce fat in the upper arms. It uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and liposuction. This technique can create slimmer, smoother, firmer upper arms without the longer incisions required in a traditional arm lift. 

Who is a good candidate for a scarless arm lift?

You may be a good candidate for a scarless arm lift in NYC, NJ, or Miami if you:

  • Have mild to moderate skin laxity from aging or weight loss
  • Prefer a non-surgical option for lifting the upper arms
  • Want minimal downtime and an easier recovery

What should I expect with a scarless arm lift procedure?

The scarless arm lift is a treatment option for improving upper arm “batwings” that will not leave a large scar. Radiofrequency technology is used to melt stubborn fat and firm the skin, after which the fat is removed through a small cannula (thin tube). This technique requires only small punctures that are well hidden within the folds of the skin.

How long is recovery after a scarless arm lift?

Recovery is much quicker after a scarless arm lift than it is with traditional arm lift surgery. You may want to take a few days off work to rest after the procedure. You can expect to experience some minor discomfort, tenderness, and bruising. Results are visible immediately, but final results can take several months to appear.

Why choose Dr. Mesa for a scarless arm lift in NYC, NJ, or Miami?

Patients trust Dr. Mesa to achieve exceptional results. He has a five-star rating and more than 300 positive reviews on He is a Harvard-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon who is caring, warm, and dedicated to patient-centered service.


What causes loose, sagging skin in the upper arms?

Heredity, the natural aging process, and excessive weight loss are all contributing factors to underarm sagging. In many cases, flabby upper arms do not respond to diet and exercise.

Should I stop smoking before a scarless arm lift procedure?

Yes. You should stop at least a few weeks before a scarless arm lift. Smoking can interfere with effective treatment, healing, and overall outcome.

Should I lose the weight before a scarless arm lift?

Significant weight loss is one of the contributing factors to saggy upper arms. You should be at a stable weight before undergoing a scarless arm lift procedure. If you plan to shed another 20 pounds, you should lose that weight before the procedure.

What are the key benefits of a scarless arm lift?

A scarless arm lift is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia. It involves only tiny incisions to re-shape the upper arm, with minimal downtime and recovery. It can significantly tighten the skin, leaving no visible scars. It can be performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia, typically in under two hours. The scarless arm is an efficient body contouring technique for uniform treatment with consistent results and minimal post-operative discomfort.

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