Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)

At-a-glance
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

If you have felt insecure about the way your upper arms look, arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can transform the appearance of your arms and boost your self-confidence.

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

Is this right for me?

Arm lift or arm reduction surgery is suitable for those who have lost weight and cannot improve the contour and shape of their arm with further diet and exercise.

Often the skin has lost its elasticity and tone and lines and wrinkles and stretch marks are seen on the skin of the upper arm. The fat under the skin hangs as the skin is unable to support the weight of the fat and so gives rise to the loss of shape and definition of the upper arm.

Arm lift or brachioplasty surgery aims to hide the scars on the inner arm by taking excess skin and fat from the inner arm, which improves the contour and tone of the upper arm. In some cases this cosmetic procedure is combined with liposuction to achieve the desired result.

The outcome will result in a better shape and contour of the upper arm, which allows you to readily find suitable clothing and will improve the cosmetic appearance of your upper arm and boosts your self-confidence.

What the procedure involves

Bingo wings, arm reduction or brachioplasty surgery can be performed under both general and local anaesthetic. In majority of cases no drains are required and when performed under local anesthetic the patient can have the procedure as a day case.

Variable amount of skin is removed from the inner arm of the patient by a cosmetic surgeon with the underlying fat. The scar can extend from the axilla down towards the inner elbow. The length of the scar depends on the extent of excess skin and fat.

The wound is closed in layers for strength with absorbable sutures under the skin. Small dressings are applied over the wound and in most cases you will be given pressure garments to compress the swelling and speed up your healing.

After surgery our plastic surgeon will arrange a follow up visit at about a month to check on your healing and progress.

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What are the benefits of Arm Lift Surgery?

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

What does Arm Lift Surgery involve?

Brachioplasty (surgical correction of the upper arm) is required to reduce the excess loose skin and fat. The length of an Arm Lift scar can vary depending of the severity of skin laxity, and 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, it is possible to use liposuction to remove excess fat from the upper arm and then allow the skin to naturally retract. If some of the skin is not fully retracted, a much smaller incision can be made on the inner arm to remove the excess skin at a secondary procedure.

Arm Lift Surgery at Bella Vou

Our cosmetic surgeons can plan what procedure is best suited for you. For some patients, arm lifts are possible to do under local anaesthetic as a walk-in, walk-out procedure.

After the procedure the arm can swell and it is important to follow the post-operative instructions of our plastic surgeons. Often, a pressure garment will be provided to speed up the recovery and reduce the swelling.

Mr Amir Nakhdjevani is a world renowned Cosmetic Surgeon who will assist you in identifying whether an arm lift is the best solution for you and if so, he will provide you with the guidance required to see that your experience brings the outcome that you hope for an expect.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Cost

At Bella Vou we provide a variety of payment and finance options so that the cost of arm lift surgery is one less thing to worry about! It has never been easier to get the look you deserve.

What our clients have said...
Amir Nakhdjevani made me feel confident, comforted and trusting in him and what he was going to do, he explained everything a number of times to be sure I understood and has a great bedside manner. Bella Vou team are caring, kind and the after care offered is brilliant, you can call or text with any question/concern you have at any time and Kathryn Alderton the nurse will get back to you. This gives you great comfort in itself.
Justine
Arm Lift Surgery
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