Arm Lift

Arm Lift

Arm Lift, also known as brachioplasty, tightens and reshapes sagging or loose skin of the upper arms.

The arm lift procedure is effective if you have loose or hanging skin and excess fat in the upper arms despite toning exercises, or if you have lost a significant amount of weight.

Incisions hidden in the axilla (underarm) or incisions along the inner arm are necessary to tighten and reshape the upper arm. If skin tone is good, liposuction alone may reshape the arm by removing excess fat.

Generally outpatient, under general anaesthesia, an arm lift may require an overnight stay when combined with other procedures.

Recovery depends on the extent of your arm lift, and any accompanying procedures. Light activity can be done the day after your surgery, a return to more normal activity may take 1-2 weeks or more. Light compression garments may be recommended during your recovery to help reduce fluid retention and shape your trimmer arms.

Results can be long-term, but weight loss/gain or natural aging may alter your appearance.

Arm Lift at a Glance


1 session


General anaesthesia


24 hours




Not necessary