Body lifting procedures such as an arm lift are common after massive weight loss or after large fluctuations in weight. Some patients may qualify for arm liposuction alone if their skin tone is great. However, if the skin quality is poor due moderate to severe skin laxity and the presence of stretch marks, the patient may be a candidate for an arm lift procedure. The surgery involves cutting out the excess skin and fat with or without liposuction. All stitches are dissolvable and you will have to wear compression garments for a few weeks.