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Arm lift

An arm lift, also called arm reduction or brachioplasty is a procedure that can improve the shape and contour of the upper arms by removing excess tissue.

As our skin quality changes, and also with changes in our weight, we develop redundant skin around our upper arms (bingo wings). This can affect our self confidence and affect our choice of clothing to avoid exposing them. 

In mild cases it may be possible to perform an arm lift with a combination of liposuction and skin tightening (Renuvion). The benefit of this is very small scars. However, in most cases where there is significant excess tissue, a combination of surgical removal of the skin, and liposuction if often required. This leaves a long scar along the inside of the arm.

In doing this, the appearance of the upper arms can be improved to give a more toned and balanced look and restore self confidence.

What to Expect on The Day:

The team will welcome you to the clinic and get you settled and relaxed. If you are having a general anaesthetic will meet the consultant anaesthetist who will discuss this with you. We will go through the procedure and discuss the process and sign the consent form. Photographs will be taken before heading to theatre. 

Mr West will mark the planned incisions and the tissue to be removed. Excess skin and fat is removed and the skin is closed with hidden dissolvable sutures. Dressings will be placed over the scars and a post surgical compression garment is put on.

Following surgery we will ensure all aftercare is explained and follow up appointments are arranged before letting you leave. 

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Arm lift

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Frequently asked questions

Mr West will assess your arms, the degree of excess tissue and what type of tissue it is (skin or skin and fat). In mild cases, liposuction and skin tightening may be sufficient. But in more severe cases excision of skin and liposuction may be necessary.

Wounds are checked 7 – 10 days after surgery and scar massage begins after 2 weeks. Further review appointment is usually made 4-6 weeks after surgery. 

In most cases Mr West does not use drains.

Light activity is ok after 1 week. Vigorous exercise and exercises where the arms are stretched or above the head should be avoided for at least 2 – 3 weeks.

You can shower the day after surgery. Dressings are shower proof and should be dabbed dry.


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