Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty) in Merseyside & Cheshire
Reasons for arm lift surgery
You may have been left with lose and saggy skin to the arms due to weight loss or the ageing process. Often diet and a healthy lifestyle incorporating exercise may not be enough to address the skin laxity causing “bingo wings” resulting in excess skin hanging down when the arms are held out. This can be embarrassing and may affect levels of self-confidence, causing desired clothing to be avoided and long sleeved tops to be worn throughout the year, in order to conceal the arms.
The arm lift operation
Liverpool Cosmetic Clinic performs the Armlift operation (Brachioplasty),which involves the removal of excess and loose skin from the arms using incisions, which are sometimes made from the armpit down to the elbow. The excess skin is separated from the muscle and fat, before being stretched and stitched back together, aiming to produce slimmer, smoother upper arms resulting in a more youthful appearance. It is important to understand that there will be significant scarring from the Armlift procedure and some liposuction may be performed, to obtain a more desirable surgical outcome. Many patients who opt to undergo arm reduction surgery feel that the visible scarring which is left, outweighs the embarrassment of the loose and flabby skin prior to having the procedure.
The arms will feel swollen and tight for approximately 2-3 weeks, and the length of the scars will vary depending on the amount of skin which has been removed. You will be advised to rest for 2-4 weeks and avoid strenuous exercise for approximately 6 weeks after surgery.
Further benefits, risks and your expectations will be discussed and explained during your consultation with a fully registered Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
- Procedure Time: 1-2 hours (general anaesthetic)
- Hospital Stay: 1 nights
- Recovery Time: 2-4 weeks off work