Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

The appearance of loose fat and skin of the upper arm can be incredibly hard to get rid of. This can be a result of weight loss, age, hereditary factors, or a combination of these. Arm Lift surgery can be the safe and effective solution you have been looking for to finally get rid of your ‘bingo wings’.

Duration 1-2 Hours
Anaesthesia Local anaesthetic
Hospital Stay No
Recovery 1-2 weeks
Addresses Bingo wings, excess fat and sagging skin on the upper arms

Is this right for me?

Arm Lift surgery can benefit most people in several ways, including:

  • Improve the appearance of your arms
  • Long lasting results
  • Shapely and toned upper arms
  • Improved self confidence

Our plastics surgeons, Mr Amir Nakhdjevani and Mr Rohit Seth will assist you in identifying whether an arm lift is the best solution for you. They will provide you with the guidance required to see that your experience brings the outcome that you hope for an expect.

What does this involve?

Brachioplasty (surgical correction of the upper arm) is required to reduce the excess loose skin and fat. As a result, the length of an arm lift scar can vary depending of the severity of skin laxity. The scar is discretely placed on the inner arm in order to stay hidden from view. The scar starts at the axilla, extending towards the elbow on the inner arm.

If you are a younger patient with good quality elastic skin, we can use Liposuction to remove excess fat from the upper arm and consequently allow the skin to naturally retract. If some of the skin is not fully retracted, a much smaller incision can subsequently be made on the inner arm to remove the excess skin at a secondary procedure.

The procedure is carried out under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the individual circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recovery like?

After the procedure the arm will swell and it is therefore important to follow the post-operative instructions. You will need to wear a pressure garment following the surgery. This helps to reduce the post-surgery swelling.

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At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.

Prices start from £4,600.

Finance your treatment

We can offer a wide range of incredible finance solutions and payment plans to help you pay for your procedure or treatment, starting from as little as 0% APR!


You can download information on this page as handy info sheets to refer to whenever you like.

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Arm Lift Information Procedure Information
Arm Lift Consent Consent Form