Brachioplasty | Arm Lift | Brachioplasty | Arm Lift|

Brachioplasty | Arm Lift | Brachioplasty | Arm Lift|

Brachioplasty | Arm Lift | Brachioplasty | Arm Lift|

Brachioplasty | Arm Lift | Brachioplasty | Arm Lift|

Brachioplasty | Arm Lift | Brachioplasty | Arm Lift|

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgery involving the removal of the excess skin or fat that accumulates in the under-surface of the upper arm.

The way it’s performed is through the incision that is being made from the underarm area extending along the inside of the upper arm, beginning from the armpit to the elbow. This helps to hide the scars that may appear after the procedure. While the healing process may result in the scar being thickened or widened and is not always predictable, patients can instantly see their upper arms looking more defined as well as reducing the pockets of fat.



General anaesthetic, or a combination of local anaesthetic and sedation if the procedure is shorter in length.



Length of surgery

Around a day depending on the patient’s state of health and the extent of the procedure. The surgery is normally performed in a clinic or hospital.


The recovery process may last for a few days, in which case patients are advised to take these days off work to have a proper rest. In certain cases, a short hospital stay may be necessary. After the surgery, the patients may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to help with the healing and minimise any swelling. Sometimes, your surgeon will temporarily place a small, thin tube under the skin in order to drain excess blood and fluids, if necessary. The patients must avoid engaging in any strenuous activities or doing sports until they are fully recovered which will be assessed by their surgeon.


Some patients will need to do repeat procedures to attain the results they want, depending on the amount of excess skin or fat, and their individual body goals.

What Can A Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Do For You?

It is common for many people to have excess fat in their underarm area. Brachioplasty (arm lift) is a great solution for anyone who is in the process of their weight-loss journey and struggles to lose weight in their upper arm area, or those who want to acquire tighter arms. In addition to that, brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery can give your upper body a more balanced look.

Are You An Ideal Candidate?

This procedure is ideal for men and women who are in good health, non-smokers, have realistic expectations and a relatively stable weight. Brachioplasty (arm lifts) can also be done with liposuction for those who want to improve their skin elasticity. It may not be suitable for patients who have a tendency to bleed and have a history of not healing well after procedures.

Risks Associated With Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery

Make sure to speak to your surgeon first before you choose to go ahead with the arm lift surgery to receive a thorough understanding of potential risks. While generally safe, brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery may entail the risks of bleeding, infection or allergic reactions. Another potential risk is the occurrence of blood clots which can lead to complications, and that’s why it is important for your surgeon to have a proper assessment of your individual situation and determine whether you’re the right candidate for this procedure. Scars may also remain after the brachioplasty (arm lift) is done, depending on the healing process and this which varies from patient to patient.

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