Arm Lifting

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   Fast Facts

  Average price: $4,000

  General anesthesia

  Average duration: 2 hours

  Permanency: 10+ years

Arm Lifting (Brachioplasty) Surgery is a Plastic Surgery procedure to help reduce flabby upper arm skin, sometimes called "bat wings" or "bingo wings". It is also known as Upper Arm Reduction Surgery or “Arm Lift” Surgery. Bilateral Arm Lift Surgery can be beneficial for women and men who have lost weight or skin elasticity and firmness in the upper arm area, which has left unsightly sagging skin or “wings”.

  • A Brachioplasty procedure is the surgical reduction of redundant skin and fatty tissues from your upper arm area.
  • The area treated by an Arm Lift procedure typically extends from below your armpit to a variable distance towards your elbow.
  • Brachioplasty procedures may also involve liposuction prior to reducing excess (redundant) skin using surgical excisions.
  • The incision line is placed strategically to help minimize the visibility of your Brachioplasty scars when your arms are resting by your sides. However, this may not be possible for all patients.
  • A skilled Brachioplasty Surgeon knows where to place the Arm Lift incision lines for good results and optimal scar minimization. Incision-line scars can take 12 to 18 months to reach maturity, but some scars mature earlier.
  • There are healing aids and scar minimization methods (such as Fraxel lasers, Healite II Technology, and DermaPen) that can help to minimize or smooth your scars after Arm Lift surgery.

  • Arm Lift Surgery may be a great option to achieve a firmer, contoured upper arm area.
  • The procedure may be appropriate for people with excess or visible sagging upper arm skin due to weight loss or aging.
  • Significant weight loss through Bariatric Surgery or lifestyle changes often leaves redundant, sagging upper arm skin or skin folds behind in various parts of the body.
  • Exercise will help tone and tighten the underlying muscles but will not help reduce the sagging skin that has resulted from the weight changes.
  • However, Brachioplasty is not intended to take the place of exercise regimes or healthy eating. A good candidate must be at a stable weight and should have no underlying health issues.

Before deciding on your Surgeon or proceeding with surgery, there are a few important things that you should consider.

  • Is my chosen Surgeon a fully qualified and experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon?
  • Is my procedure going to be performed in a fully accredited local hospital?
  • Am I in full health and at a healthy, maintainable weight and a stable BMI?
  • Do I have realistic expectations about what my Arm Lift Surgery can achieve?
  • Am I choosing to have surgery for the right reasons?
  • Am I able and willing to undergo a recovery and healing period of around 4-6 weeks?
  • Do I have someone (a friend, partner, or relative) who can assist me during my recovery?

          The length of your recovery period will depend on your specific procedure and other health and lifestyle factors. Recovery times can vary significantly from person to person. However, the general rule is that you should allow 4-6 weeks for recovery following your surgery. You will need to work with your surgeon to allow for adequate and proper healing time. It is important to consult with your surgeon before returning to daily activities such as driving and exercise. It is also important to wear the post-operative compression garments throughout your recovery period (usually up to 6 weeks). Good results depend on a collaborative approach and a healthy lifestyle. You will need to be willing to follow the specific instructions given to you by your surgeon and attend all post-operative consultations.

          Maintaining Results

          It is important to work collaboratively with your surgeon and to keep your expectations realistic at all times. Every patient is unique, and surgery results can vary from patient to patient. Please keep in mind that your results from Brachioplasty Surgery are likely to be impacted by fluctuations in your weight, skin health, or Body Mass Index (BMI). The skin may be stretched and become loose again if you gain or lose weight following surgery. To maximize the persistence of your Arm Lift Surgery results, it is important to maintain a healthy, nutritious lifestyle following your surgery. 


          • Excess skin is reduced from the inner section of the arms. Incisions run from the armpit area to variable lengths towards the elbow.
          • If the excess skin extends past the armpit and onto the chest wall, the incision is extended to incorporate this (an Extended Brachioplasty).
          • Liposuction is often used in combination with Brachioplasty Surgery to reduce excess fatty tissue from the under and outer surfaces of the arm. Sometimes Liposuction may also precede arm lift surgery.
          • The incision edges are then closed using stitches that are beneath the skin (dissolvable sutures, so that they do not need to be removed).
          • Scars can take from 12-18 months to mature, but this can vary from patient to patient.
          • Healite II Technology, Fraxel Laser treatments, or Dermapen may be used to assist with healing and minimization of surgical scars.

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