Arm Lift (Brachiopasty)

An arm lift is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper arms and reduces the sign of sagging skin due to weight loss or ageing. Often loose skin on the upper arms cannot be improved with exercise and diet alone and requires surgery. Two components are addressed through varying methods that may include liposuction; excess fat, and/or excess skin.

It is important to discuss your specific requirements and the degree of correction desired during the Consultation where the procedure, options and patient specific requirements are discussed in detail.


Operation: Normally surgery takes 2-3 hours with general anaesthetic
Hospital Stay: may not be required
Driving: 7-10 days
Back to Work: 2-3 weeks


Discomfort, swelling and bruising can be expected which will lessen after a few days.  It is important to follow post-operative instructions to aid a quick recovery.