An arm lift, known clinically as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at reducing excess skin and fat from the underside of one or both arms. Excess fat under the arms is often the result of physical changes in the body caused by weight gain, weight loss, or old age. The area from the armpit to the elbow is at high risk for localized deposits of fat and sagging skin which can be difficult to correct with exercise and dieting alone. Arm lifts are not meant to replace healthy dieting and exercise but they can help you get rid of problem areas. Post-operative scarring after such a procedure may worry some patients. However, with proper care and the right products, you can reduce scarring after your arm lift.