Arm Lift/Arm Reduction
A brachioplasty is a procedure often involving liposuction to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits on the upper arm resulting in a tighter and smoother skin appearance
A brachioplasty is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits on the upper arm. This can be caused by age, as the upper arm skin becomes loose and flabby, or may simply be a feature of natural fat distribution and surplus arm skin (often caused by weight loss).
Brachioplasty procedures tackle these conditions to leave a tight and smooth skin appearance by using one, or both, of two key surgical techniques; liposuction and skin excision.
Whatever your personal requirements, Arm Lift/Arm Reduction at the Cadogan Clinic will provide the leading experts and techniques for your treatment at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility.
Why Choose Us?
Variable prices can result from the fact that many of our consultants operate with different fee structures. In all cases, prices will be confirmed to you by your consultant before any treatment takes place.
Arm Reduction: from £4600. Find out more about our Prices and Finance.
During your consultation your surgeon will advise you to stop smoking, aspirin or other medication prior to surgery as this can slow down the healing process. He or she will discuss with you when it is suitable to resume these.
Prices begin at £4600 depending on your initial consultation.
It is recommended that you take around two weeks off work depending on the kind of work you do, and for the first few days following your arm lift surgery you will need someone to look after you. Any swelling and bruising is completely normal and will subside within around 10 days. Stitches are removed around 7 days afterwards.
Any risks are the same as with any other surgical procedure that involves a general anaesthetic. Apart from possible bleeding and infection which is not common, there are no specific risks to be concerned about but your surgeon will explain the arm lift procedure to you in detail at your consultation.
In a standard Arm Lift, there will be a scar from the armpit to the elbow inside of the arm but once this has healed after a couple of weeks you are able to have scar minimising treatments to help reduce its appearance effectively.
You may experience bruising and swelling but this is normal and will subside in around 10 days. Most of our arm lift surgery patients are able to resume their usual daily routines within two weeks and it takes about four to six weeks to return to more strenuous physical activities.
If you are in overall good health with a stable weight for at least one year but wish to improve the appearance of so-called ‘bingo wings’ where the upper arms have excessive fat and look out of proportion to the rest of your body.
Following the surgery you may experience discomfort but most patients report that the pain is very tolerable. Your surgeon can provide painkillers for this and the majority of patients no longer need them a few days after arm surgery.
The Arm Lift surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic. Incisions are carefully made close to the armpit and any excess fat and skin is removed and the skin is tightened. It may be that your expert surgeon chooses to carry out liposuction alongside this procedure for maximum results.
An Arm Lift, or ‘Brachioplasty’ is an operation to reduce fat and excess skin from the upper arm area. Often carried out alongside liposuction, it helps tone and define the arms.
We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.
What to Expect
Step 1. Optional Free Consultation
We offer a free no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our specialist patient advisors to help you decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. The consultation will take the form of a discussion with an expert with over 15 years industry experience in which we begin to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, our advisers can give you all the information you require to choose the right procedure and the right surgeon for you. This is also an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cadogan experience.
Step 2. Surgical Consultation
The next step is to come in and meet your chosen surgeon at the Clinic. We have assembled some of the best surgeons in the world who will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you and your condition before proceeding with treatment.
In practice this involves a 30-60 minute consultation in which a detailed assessment of the outcomes you can achieve is made and any questions you may have about the procedure are answered.
Step 3. The Procedure
On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Clinic by your patient advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.
After the procedure you will recover in the capable hands of your nursing after care team. As we are a day case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours and able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure.
Step 4. After Care & Support
Our care and support continues in the days and weeks after your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. A series of free appointments will be made with your surgeon and nursing team in order to monitor your progress and recovery, as well as introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke creams to aid your progress.
Access to our aftercare nursing team is free of charge for a full 12 months after your surgery.