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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
As we age or after losing a lot of weight, one area which never seems to go back in shape is the upper arms. The area has limited muscles to help keep the skin tight even for people who exercise and you can be left with ‘bingo wings’. One option to consider is a brachioplasty where excess skin and fat is removed from the upper arms to give back definition and tightness.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
The procedure is suitable predominantly for women who have lost a lot of weight, and also older ladies who are quite thin and have ‘papery’ arms. Not everyone is suitable for this procedure and many considerations need to be taken into account before deciding to go ahead with this type of surgery.
What can I expect?
This operation requires a general anaesthetic and may require an overnight stay in hospital. Depending on the amount of loose skin, the scar extends from the armpit to just short of the elbow. In some cases it may be possible to only have a shorter scar, but this is a case by case decision and will be discussed at your consultation with your surgeon.
This procedure has a high satisfaction rate and the results are long-lasting. However, the final results can only be judged about one year after surgery. Fluctuations in weight will affect the end result so it’s important to stay within a stone of your pre-operative weight.
Impartial and informative consultation
It is very important to discuss your goals and expectations before making a decision, and we want you to be fully and properly prepared. Our consultations are held at our Brighton clinic. They are totally confidential, and there's no obligation to proceed. To book a consultation, call 01273 604444, email us or fill in our contact form.