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5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

Arm Lift – brachioplasty Washington DC

 Arm Lift – brachioplasty Washington DC

The purposes of a brachioplasty is to remove and  tighten loose skin and remove fat in the posterior arm region.  Many patients after massive weight loss complain about  an embarrassing “bat wing” appearance under the arm.  For milder cases, Dr. Khalifeh will consider a smartlipo arms   procedure or a mini-brachioplasty.

For more extreme cases, especially those involving a history of massive weight loss, a traditional brachioplasty can tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow.

 The Benefits of a long-scar/traditional Brachioplasty:

For patients suffering from thin hanging skin after massive weight loss, nothing is more satisfying than a traditional brachioplasty.

The tradeoff is removing that excess skin in return for a rather long scar, but in clothing, the tradeoff is generally very positive

Outside clothing, the patient’s individual choice becomes important.  there is no question that the scar is long, and sometimes visible. Meeting with Dr. Khalifeh prior to surgery for a consultation becomes important in weighting the benefits for you.

How is an arm lift procedure performed?

Generally, here is what to expect:

•Dr. Khalifeh will mark the incision on your arms and torso, extending across the axilla. The exact location and length of the incisions varies from patient to patient and must be customized the the pattern of looseness.

•This procedure is generally performed under General anesthesia for your comfort.

•Some liposuction may be performed

•The incisions then will be made, and the excess skin is removed.

• The skin is then brought together in a plastic surgery fashion to minimize scarring

•A gauze dressing and a compression garment will be applied and drains may be placed.

 What is a short scar brachioplasty:

Limited-incision brachioplasty is an option for people with only minimal skin loosenss.  It combines smartlipo of the arms with removal of excess skin thru a skin tuck into the arm pit region.  Generally, patients that need a long arm brachioplasty cannot expect good results from a short scar brachioplasty, however when the excess is minimal, this becomes possible.

Dr. Khalifeh will examine you and advise you on what he thinks the best option is for your

Costs of a brachioplasty surgery inWashington DC:

for a typical standard long-scar brachioplasty, you can expect to pay $6500 including anesthesia costs if you are in good health and can be done in our outpatient setting.  If your case requires extentions of scars across the axilla into the torso-sidewall, the fees will be closer to $8500.  An exact quote will be given after your consultation.

Risks associated with a Brachioplasty in Washington DC

•Adverse reaction to anesthesia

•Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)

•Infection and bleeding

•Changes in sensation


•Allergic reactions

•Damage to underlying structures

•Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures

What is my next step:

the first step is to always meet with us.  OUr initial consult is complementary.  We can assess you and see if a brachioplasty or arm lift is a good option for you.  Our offices are in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Mclean, VA and are easily accessible for patients seeking a Brachioplasty in Washington DC, Brachioplasty in Maryland, or Northern Virginia.  Call us at (301) 244-0148 or schedule online.


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Office location:

Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
suite 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

Fax: (866) 206-6747

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