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Arm Lift

Sagging skin in the upper arms can really affect confidence and choice of clothing. Many patients undergoing this procedure are those who have undergone massive weight loss.

The
problem

Fluctuations in weight, growing older and genetics can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance as well as extra fat.

This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

Woman lifting arm

The
procedure

The procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic and sedation.

After thorough liposuction of the upper arm, the extra skin is removed and the arm sculpted. The scar is hidden on the inside of the arm.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
The excess upper arm tissue, sometimes referred to as a “bingo wing,” is removed. This is done using direct excision (removal by cutting) or a combination of liposuction followed by direct excision.
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.
Yes, there is scarring associated with all body contouring procedures. This runs along the inside of the upper arm and settles quite well.
Initial scar healing takes approximately two weeks. After that time, your surgeon will work with you on scar management including massage and topical therapies to minimise its appearance.
Most patients are able to resume their daily routines within two weeks. It takes about four to six weeks to return to your exercise regimen.