Arm Lift: Arm Lift after Weight Loss This 46 year old patient underwent massive weight loss during the past 2 years. After reaching her desired weight, she was left with excess of upper arm skin and wanted to remove it. Dr Perez performed arm lift surgery, also called Brachioplasty, to achieve a leaner look of her arms. This was done by removing the extra skin under her upper arms in order to reshape the size of them. The patient was very pleased with the end results.