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Arm Lift

Do you target your arms during workouts but still have drooping, excess skin hanging down from your upper arms?

Arm lift surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Bruce Hermann at the North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center can help.

Learn how an arm lift procedure performed by Dr. Hermann at our Denton, TX, surgical center can give your arms a toned, contoured look.

Why Get an Arm Lift?

The skin on our upper arms can lose elasticity as we get older, causing it to hang down. This condition, commonly called "batwings," can give your arms an out-of-shape look no matter how many bicep curls you do. Losing a large amount of weight after dieting or undergoing bariatric surgery can also cause excess sagging skin.

A brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a body contouring procedure that can help address cosmetic concerns in your arms. By giving underlying tissue a surgical lift and trimming away excess skin between your armpit and elbow, Dr. Bruce Hermann can help give your upper arms a more defined, toned shape.

For even more dramatic results, Dr. Hermann can combine this procedure with liposuction to remove fat deposits. Dr. Hermann can also modify an arm lift to target concerns extending into the chest area.

Want toned, athletic-looking arms? Contact Dr. Herrmann at our state-of-the-art plastic surgery center in Denton, TX. He welcomes patients from Lewisville and Flower Mound, TX, as well as other nearby Texas communities. We are located about an hour's drive from Dallas and Fort Worth.

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Real Patient Results

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After Arm Lift
After Arm Lift
If you are unhappy with sagging, drooping arm skin, Dr. Hermann can lift your spirits with a safe, effective brachioplasty. Don't cover up your arms when the weather is warm – show them off after customized arm lift surgery expertly performed by Dr. Hermann.

Arms Lifts Are a Popular Procedure Thousands Undergo Arm Lifts Each Year

5 Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery

Can boost self-esteem in social and professional situations.

Gives you the confidence to wear fashionable arm-revealing outfits.

Puts your arms in better proportion with the rest of your body.

Smooths underlying arm tissue, giving you sleek, sexy upper arm contours.

Reduces the risk of infections and rashes caused by folds in excess arm skin.

Have Your Brachioplasty Performed by an Experienced Plastic Surgeon Contact Our Plastic Surgery Practice Today

Dr. Bruce Hermann has been helping patients rejuvenate their appearance since 2010. Dr. Hermann has earned a reputation for providing flattering and natural-looking results at a price that is always competitive with other Dallas-area practices.

Our Denton, TX, surgical center sees patients from Lewisville, Flower Mound, and other nearby areas. Whether you are interested in an arm lift or other age-defying procedure, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hermann either online or by phone at:

(940) 387-4900

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Our Patients Say Great Things About Dr. Hermann


Amanda Mitchell-Spoja


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I could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Hermann fixed a 13-year-old botched procedure and I am over the moon with the results! Morgan and Erica went above and beyond to ensure the process was perfect from start to finish. Thank you all SO much!

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Kim&Austin Short


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Dr. Herman is a great stand up guy and easy to work with. Up front as and honest about everything. His office folks are super nice as well. Wife had a breast lift and a tummy tuck and Herman did an amazing job with everything.

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Why Choose Dr. Hermann for Arm Lift Surgery?

Dr. Hermann is board-certified, meaning after years of specialized training he passed a difficult exam given by a medical board. Not all plastic surgeons achieve this honor.

Dr. Hermann personally performs all surgical procedures from beginning to end. Many surgeons have their nurse or assistant finish up surgery.

He learned the most advanced plastic surgery techniques from renowned cosmetic surgeon Dennis C. Hammond at the Center for Breast and Body Contouring in Grand Rapids, MI.

He helps patients both prepare for surgery and make an excellent recovery by providing extensive patient education and postoperative instructions.

Dr. Hermann often has lower fees than his competitors. He also offers affordable financing through CareCredit® should out-of-pocket costs be a concern.

The Arm Lift Surgery Procedure

Day of Procedure

The entire brachioplasty surgery takes approximately one to two hours. The procedure begins with either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. 
Incision placement will depend on your individual case. If you do not need extensive contouring then a limited incision brachioplasty can be performed, with the incisions hidden under your armpit. For more complex cases, Dr. Hermann may perform an extended brachioplasty and place an incision from the elbow to the armpit and down to the body.
If you have excess fat in your arm, Dr. Hermann can remove it using liposuction before proceeding.

Dr. Hermann will then tighten the tissues under your skin. Skin will be trimmed, draped over the tightened tissues, and smoothed to create a taut, dimple-free appearance.

Finally, the incisions on your newly contoured arms will be sutured and bandaged. Dr. Hermann may insert tubes in your arms to drain away fluids. You may experience some swelling and mild pain over the next few weeks, but these side effects will fade.

To Ensure a Safe Recovery

During the first few weeks following your surgery, avoid any strenuous exercise that could cause your incisions to open or affect the results of your procedure.

Elevating your arms during sleep and inactivity can help reduce the risk of inflammation and facilitate healing. With proper care and Dr. Hermann's approval, most patients can return to work within two weeks of surgery.

Attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Hermann so he can check on your progress, remove drainage tubes, and take out stitches.

Should you need it, pain medication will be prescribed to keep you comfortable.

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Ensuring Long-Lasting Arm Lift Results

Although the elasticity of your skin will decrease as you age, there are a few measures you can take to support long-lasting results. Maintaining a stable weight will help keep your arms from losing their toned, contoured look. To help your scars fade, cover them when in direct sunlight. 

Am I a Good Arm Lift Candidate?

Good candidates need to be healthy enough for surgery and have a stable weight. It is recommended to quit smoking for good before surgery since tobacco can inhibit healing.

As an arm lift procedure will address only the area around your arms, you should also maintain realistic expectations for the outcome. If you desire a more dramatic transformation, consider combining this surgery with other body contouring procedures.

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More Glowing Reviews for Dr. Hermann


Anna H


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Choosing a surgeon can be scary but let me help. Dr. Hermann is an amazing surgeon and I HIGHLY recommend him. I had a breast lift/augmentation and at 3 months post op I'm in awe of my body. I never thought I would feel this confident even after losing all my baby weight. The staff here is also incredible. They were always willing to help me with ANY questions or concerns through out the entire process. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hermann and his staff. Schedule a consult you wont be disappointed!!

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Dawn Pryor


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From the beginning of this surgical journey, I found the office staff to be welcoming and friendly. They strived to accommodate my schedule and time. After meeting with Dr. Hermann initially, I could see how he sets the tone for his business. He was easy to talk to and patient in answering all of my questions, even when I needed to pop back in once more before my scheduled surgery to confirm my decision and ease my mind over the process. As I'm now 2 months post surgery, I am so pleased with the results! I wish I had done this years ago!...

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North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Bruce Hermann has trained under world-renowned plastic surgeons and implements the BodyLogic™ system to achieve optimal surgical outcomes. We accept financing so every patient can access our advanced treatments:

  • CareCredit®
  • United Medical Credit

To speak with the North Texas Breast & Plastic Surgery Center team about your cosmetic goals, request an appointment online or call (940) 387-4900.

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"Dr. Hermann is one of the finest plastic surgeons in the city of Denton. Dr. Hermann recently removed my breast implants and gave me a beautiful lift." Kathy
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