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Enhancing Natural Curves for Exceptional Beauty.

The Arm Lift, or Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure offered by our Board Certified Pittsburgh plastic surgeon. It lifts, tightens and re-contours the arm by removing excess skin and fat deposits. As we age, or if major weight loss occurs, the upper arm begins to sag due to the great affect of gravity, skin laxity, thinning skin, muscle and fat tissues. An Arm Lift does not affect muscle tone, and normal physical activity is not only possible but highly recommended once recovery is completed.

An Arm Lift can be performed in conjunction with liposuction of the upper arm and other body contouring procedures, but it not recommended for patients who have had mastectomy surgery. You will want to discuss the restrictions for an Arm Lift in detail with your Pittsburgh plastic surgeon if you have undergone a mastectomy.

People who have had major weight loss and post bariatric surgical patients can benefit greatly from an arm lift procedure as well as other procedures like a face lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift and body lift. Significant skin sagging can greatly affect your appearance after losing excessive weight. You should consult with our staff at our Pittsburgh plastic surgery center if you have any questions.

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Dr. Brian V. Heil revealed his outstanding talents during his education, achieving his medical degree at the top of his class. He advanced his education at one of the nation’s most revered plastic surgery training programs.

Over his years in practice, Dr. garnered a reputation for excellence in plastic surgery, hair restoration, and non-surgical enhancements. Your treatments will be performed by a true professional in the field of plastic surgery, who is warm, genuine, and is dedicated to achieving superior results.

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How much does an arm lift cost?

The cost for an arm lift will be determined during your private consultation with Dr. Heil, and will depend on your age, weight, and overall health.

  • Bilateral brachioplasty $7650-$9000

Arm Lift Combinations


An arm lift procedure is often performed in conjunction with bariatric treatment or surgery. Along with proper diet and nutrition, the Obalon Balloon Weight Loss System can help to promote weight loss and maintain your desired body contour.


To tighten loose skin around the arm, liposuction is frequently used in tandem with an arm lift to re-contour the upper arm and remove unwanted fatty tissue from the area.


Any significant weight loss or bariatric surgery will usually leave a patient with undesirable extra skin, which is why a thigh lift or even a tummy tuck can be ideal to combine with these treatments to create a more consistent body figure.

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We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to announce we are open for in-office appointments & elective surgeries.

Our highest priority is the care & safety of our patients & staff. Therefore, we are utilizing guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are taking every precaution including universal masking, adequate personal protective equipment, heightened safety & decontaminating protocols, enhanced screening processes for incoming patients, as well as COVID-19 testing for our employees & surgical patients. Please click here for a full report of protocols and safety measures.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations with Dr Heil. Please email [email protected] to make these arrangements. For more information on protocols or to set-up an appointment, call us at 724.933.1800. Acqua Blu Medical Spa's estheticians, Anna & Alyson will be providing services shortly. Thank you for your loyalty & trust. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smiling face again.


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