Whether you can undergo multiple plastic surgery procedures at the same time is a common question and considering the amount of downtime you may need for each procedure, an entirely reasonable one. But let’s get more specific. Can an arm lift and breast augmentation be done at the same time? Let’s find out, but first, let’s learn more about these two procedures.


Arm Lift

An arm lift (brachioplasty) can be performed by most experienced plastic surgeons. It’s used to reduce excess, sagging skin and tighten the supportive tissue to help better define the upper arm. It can also reduce any pockets of fat in the upper arm to give a more flattering appearance.  


There are four kinds of arm lifts: traditional, limited incision, Vaser ultrasonic liposuction, and ArmTite. 


  • Traditional arm lift: A large amount of skin and fatty tissue are removed through an incision that goes from the armpit to the elbow.
  • Limited incision brachioplasty: Avoids large incisions and is best for anyone with a moderate amount of fat or patients who are worried about visible scars.
  • Vaser ultrasonic liposuction: Can also be used to reshape the arm with a short recovery time. This procedure works best for patients with good skin elasticity and minimal excess skin. 
  • ArmTite: Combines Vaser ultrasonic liposuction and BodyTite radiofrequency. The BodyTite and liposuction remove fat while simultaneously tightening loose skin to contour and shape the arm. 

Recovery time for an arm lift depends on the procedure performed but can take several days to a couple of weeks.

Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that increases the size of the breasts using either implants or fat transfer. This procedure is done to restore lost volume, restore balance, and enhance a patient’s overall figure and bring newfound self-esteem. The type of implants includes saline, silicone, and cohesive gel.

There are also several types of breast augmentation surgery including:


  • Periareolar breast augmentation: The incision is placed around the nipple and areolae. It’s typically used for sagging breasts. 
  • Inframammary breast augmentation: The incision is under the breast and right above the crease. The implant is then placed on top or underneath the chest muscle.
  • Trans-axillary breast augmentation: Saline or silicone implants are placed through an underarm incision. This method avoids breast scars and has a shorter downtime.


Again, recovery time depends on the type of procedure you receive. You’ll likely have some bruising, swelling, and soreness for the first few days. 

Can An Arm Lift and Breast Implant Surgery Be Combined?

Arm lifts and breast implant surgery are one of the most common procedure combinations. Since the incisions are close but not enough to connect or cross, it can be done relatively easily. And having them done together can actually improve the overall appearance of the area.

Benefits of Combining Arm Lift and Breast Implant Surgery

The greatest benefit of combining an arm lift with breast implant surgery is that you can recover from both procedures at the same time and you don’t need to undergo anesthesia and surgery on two separate dates. Combining them is very efficient.

Risks of Combining An Arm Lift And Breast Implant Surgery

All surgery comes with risks and you’ll want to talk with your surgeon about risks specific to you. Our doctors at Brandon Plastic Surgery can help walk you through all the risks and put your mind at ease.


Schedule a Consultation

If you think an arm lift, breast implants, or both are right for you, please call our Brandon, FL office today. We can help you schedule an in-person appointment or a virtual consultation. You can also schedule an appointment using our online form.