Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)


The arm lifts plastic surgery is intended for those who wish to have more fined, curved arms. The cosmetic surgeon removes the excess fat and tissue of the arms and therefore the arms are lifted.  This cosmetic surgery is very low-risk and reliable which helps with one’s overall body contour, Generally, the technique used for this intervention is liposuction, which can be also done on other parts of the body such as calves, belly, and even face.


Who can benefit from this cosmetic surgery?

Every person regardless of gender can get sagged and stretched arms due to aging, losing weight, or even after bariatric surgery. This condition is caused basically because the muscle’s volume decreases over the years and thus results in sagging skin. Logically, this condition may be unpleasant for many people. Therefore, with the help of an arm lift surgery, there will be refined and redesigned arms, and a harmonious silhouette.


Preoperative consultation

It should be noted that as you are going to lose some weight after this cosmetic surgery, you might also have to get consultations from your dietitian or nutritionist before the intervention. Nevertheless, before the surgery your cosmetic surgeon will explain the procedure and that you will meet the anesthetist.  


Arm lift procedure

During the arm lift intervention, the excess fat and skin will be removed by liposuction, and then the surgeon will tighten the skin. This cosmetic surgery lasts from one to two hours depending on the morphology of each patient.

The operation will be and under general anesthesia and that, the patient can go home after a few hours (outpatient basis). There will very fine incisions on the inner side of the arms and the scars accordingly will be on the same spot and that is barely visible.

Besides liposuction on other parts of the body, you can also get breast augmentation on the same surgery.


Postoperative care

Although after 10 to 15 days the total recovery is gained, it is recommended to postpone any professional physical activity and sports at least for a month. You should also stop smoking one month before and one month after the surgery.


Benefits of an arm lift surgery

  •   Helps with the overall body contour
  •   Quick, safe and reliable
  •   Immediate results
  •   No need for hospitalization
  •   Can be combined with a variety of other cosmetic surgeries



Arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgery that reshapes the lower arm from the armpit to the elbow.

Adults with significant sagging skin on the arm - Healthy people who do not have medical problems that interfere with wound healing or increase the risk of surgery - Non-smokers - Dissatisfaction with appearance and fitness and restoring confidence - Inadequate clothing Cause of heavy, drooping arms and excess fat

Liposuction surgery is a great way to shape the arms without leaving a scar. With this method, there will be no more scars that remain on the arms after advanced surgeries such as arm lift surgery or brachioplasty.

Undesirable scar - Bleeding (hematoma) under the skin - Infection - Fluid accumulation - Risks of anesthesia - Slow wound healing - Blood clot - Anesthesia or other sensory changes in the skin - Skin discoloration or prolonged swelling - Asymmetry.

After the operation, the incision is covered with a dressing or bandage. Your arm may be placed in a compression bandage or elastic bandage to reduce swelling. A small thin tube called a drain may be temporarily inserted under your skin to drain wound fluid or blood that collects at the site.