Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

An elegantly contoured upper arm can bring balance to your appearance and enhance your self-confidence. Technically known as brachioplasty, an arm lift is a sophisticated surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, extending from the underarm region to the elbow. Dr. Joanne Lopes, a renowned and board-certified plastic surgeon in Virginia Beach, brings her specialized expertise in surgical body contouring procedures to achieve remarkable results in brachioplasty. Through her skilled hands, the benefits of brachioplasty extend to reducing excess sagging skin, tightening and smoothing the supportive underlying tissue, thereby redefining the shape of the upper arm.

Whether the condition of the upper arm is a result of significant weight loss, aging, heredity, or a combination of these factors, Dr. Lopes approaches each case with meticulous attention to detail. Her careful examination and consultation process ensures that the treatment is customized to your individual needs, health, and expectations. Trust Dr. Lopes with your brachioplasty in Virginia Beach and embark on a transformative journey towards a refined and rejuvenated you.

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Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Benefits

Reduction of Sagging Skin:

By removing excess skin that droops downward, brachioplasty creates a more toned appearance in the upper arm, eliminating the “bat-wing” effect often associated with sagging.

Improved Contouring and Definition:

Brachioplasty tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue, defining the shape of the upper arm. This creates a more sculpted and youthful appearance.

Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem:

The enhanced appearance of the arms after brachioplasty can lead to greater confidence in wearing short-sleeved or sleeveless clothing and a boost in overall self-esteem.

Positive Impact Following Significant Weight Loss:

For individuals who have achieved significant weight loss, brachioplasty can be an essential part of body transformation, removing stretched skin that has lost its ability to retract, and helping them fully realize the benefits of their weight loss journey.

Customizable Treatment with Lasting Results:

Under the expert care of a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Lopes, brachioplasty can be tailored to meet individual needs and aesthetic goals. The results are not only transformative but also long-lasting, providing a rejuvenated appearance that aligns with the patient’s desires.

Our patients glow, and their reviews shine!

I am beyond thrilled with the results from Dr. Lopes. Her expertise, combined with a compassionate approach, made the entire experience exceptional. From start to finish her team was professional caring and attentive. I highly recommend her to anyone considering cosmetic enhancements. Thank you for your incredible work!!!
Tina Clements
Tina Clements
I had an amazing experience with two procedures that Dr. Joan Lopes performed on me. One of them was brachioplasty, and the other was myellevate. I had wonderful results. I love the entire staff. Dr. Lopes is so sweet and so caring, very professional. I would never go anywhere else for any other procedure. I would recommend to all of my friends and family. From beginning to end, the experience was amazing !
nicole okal
nicole okal
Laser hair removal with Rachel is always great. She is professional precise and personable. I’m Very satisfied with the service.
Scilla Leitner
Scilla Leitner
I have been seeing Dr. Lopes for years. She is highly skilled with botox and fillers. I always leave very happy with my results. I highly recommend her for all your skin care needs.
kimberly cox
kimberly cox
Love this practice! Rachel, Dr. Lopes and front office staff are great! Everyone is so friendly and professional!
Karen Yuhas
Karen Yuhas
I should have stayed with Dr. Lopes and didn’t so I’m happy to be back to keep my stuff up 🤣👍❤️‍🩹
Susanne Williams
Susanne Williams
I really recommend you not overlook them. They have so much to offer and are very attentive , organized and sanitary . You will not regret .
Jayne Poston
Jayne Poston
Rachel is a real gem!
Nergis Sarsilmaz
Nergis Sarsilmaz

Are You a Candidate for Brachioplasty?

Determining if you are an ideal candidate for brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, is an essential step in achieving the best possible results. During your consultation, Dr. Lopes will evaluate various factors:

If you have excess sagging skin on your upper arms that droops downward when extended away from the body, often resulting from significant weight loss or natural aging, you may be suitable for brachioplasty. This procedure is also effective for those who desire to tighten and smooth the supportive tissue shaping the upper arm, leading to more toned and contoured arms.

Your overall health and medical history will be carefully reviewed to ensure you are fit for surgery, as chronic health conditions or issues with healing may affect your candidacy. Ideal candidates should also be at or near their healthy body weight, and those planning substantial weight loss or gain may be advised to achieve these goals before proceeding with surgery.

Understanding the process, benefits, and limitations of brachioplasty is vital, and Dr. Lopes will work with you to ensure that your expectations align with what the procedure can accomplish. Non-smokers or those willing to quit before and after surgery are typically better candidates, as smoking can interfere with the healing process.

During your consultation, Dr. Lopes will examine your upper arms, discuss your aesthetic goals, and create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your needs, lifestyle, and desired outcome. If brachioplasty seems like the solution for more youthful, contoured arms, we invite you to contact us to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Lopes in Virginia Beach. Let us assist you in taking the first step towards transforming your appearance and boosting your confidence.

About Your Consultation


Comprehensive Health Evaluation

During your consultation with Dr. Joanne Lopes, expect a thorough review of your medical history and current health status. This will include any pre-existing conditions, medications you’re currently taking, and any past surgical procedures. It’s crucial to provide complete and accurate information to ensure your safety and the success of the surgery.


Discussion of Goals and Expectations

Dr. Lopes will take the time to understand your cosmetic goals and expectations. She will give you a realistic picture of what the procedure can achieve and ensure your goals align with these possibilities. This discussion will help you develop a shared vision for the results of the procedure.


Physical Examination and Procedure Explanation

Dr. Lopes will perform a physical examination, which is crucial in planning the procedure. She will discuss the procedure in detail, explaining the steps involved, the techniques she uses, and what you can expect during recovery. This information will help you feel informed and confident about the process.


Semaglutide Weight Loss Program

A high BMI can sometimes pose challenges to both safety and results, we are proud to offer a comprehensive Weight Loss Program for patients with a BMI over 35. Central to this program is the use of Semaglutide, an FDA-approved medication known for its efficacy in weight management. Semaglutide works by mimicking a hormone that targets areas of the brain which regulate appetite and food intake. When integrated with a balanced diet and regular physical activity, our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program can be a powerful tool for achieving a healthier weight, making you a better candidate for surgery, and paving the way for optimal surgical outcomes.

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Dr. Joanne Lopes, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

(757) 497-5400

328 Louisa Ave #110, Virginia Beach, VA 23454