Arm Lift Surgery

Ageing is one of the worst enemies of the skin. It affects skin on all areas of the body and with advancing age there are visible and noticeable changes. For example, loss of thickness, loss of elasticity and Loss of adherence to underlying tissues are all common skin problems. Gravity also takes its toll on aging skin and the overall skin sags and becomes lax. This sagging and laxity of the skin can lead to wobbly and droopy upper arms. To get back the toned arms with smooth skin, an Arm lift is recommended.

The procedure to get the firm upper arms back is called an Arm Lift or Brachioplasty. When the soft tissue of the upper arms beneath the skin becomes lax it leads to sagging of the skin. Sometimes this sagging is also seen after weight loss. Some people are more prone to have sagging arms due to genetic factors. Wobbly upper arms can lead to a lack of self confidence. This can especially be troublesome in summers and hot climates where short sleeves are preferred.

 The Procedure:

  • The procedure is done under general anesthesia or sedation and local anesthesia. The process will take one to two hours to complete.
  • During this procedure, the part of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow, is reshaped and tightened using various techniques.
  • It can be done with or without liposuction. The aim is to create a well-defined, trim and toned upper arm without leaving any visible scars.
  • After the procedure you will feel a little sleepy and drowsy. The arm is wrapped in a special compression garment to help the skin get firmly attached to the tissue underneath. There can be many layers of stitches on the arm. A drain will be inserted to keep the fluid out to reduce swelling.
  • Arm lift surgery is a very safe procedure and usually there are no complications.

Things to Remember:

It is very important to choose the right plastic or cosmetic surgeon. You have only one body and putting it in the hands of anyone less competent can result in grave consequences. The ideal surgeon is someone who can understand what you want to achieve with the cosmetic surgery procedure. They will work with you to get the best possible solution.

Our state of the art cosmetic surgery facility has the best doctors and the latest machines. We have the most competent and compassionate staff so that BMC can provide exceptional services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?

A patient needs to be in overall good health. They should have stable weight for at least one year and desire to improve the contour of their upper arms.

How long will my results last?

Your results will be permanent given that you do not gain or lose a significant amount of weight. Your body will still undergo the normal ageing process, which could result in some changes.

Is arm lift surgery painful?

There is discomfort associated with all body contouring procedures. Most patients report that the pain is very tolerable. The great majority of patients are off of prescription pain medicine by a few days after surgery.

What type of anesthesia is used for arm lift surgery?

Arm lifts are usually performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. Additionally, many surgeons inject additional local numbing medicine in the surgical area while you are asleep. This is to provide additional postoperative pain control.

Is there any scarring with arm lift surgery?

Yes, there is scarring associated with all body contouring procedures. Many physicians and patients believe this is the biggest downside to an arm lift. Your BMC surgeon will work hard to get minimal scarring. They will often work to get the scar to be well hidden so becomes less noticable.

Where can I get the arm lift surgery?

The Arm lift surgery can be performed at all our locations across the UK. In fact all our surgeries and procedures can be done at any of these locations. This includes all cosmetic surgeries, hair transplants, hair treatments and injectables.

Our Locations

  • Harley Street, London.
  • Kensington Olympia, London.
  • City London.
  • Manchester.
  • Bristol.
  • Birmingham.

You can find out which location is best for you by contacting us here.

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