Arm Lift

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Procedure time

1 1/2 to 4 hours

Overnight stay

Day case or 1 to 2 nights


General anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation

Final results

6 - 9 months

Arm lift overview

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift is becoming an increasingly popular procedure amongst men and women who are looking to improve the appearance of their arms. The medical term for an arm lift is “brachioplasty”. It is a surgical procedure that can tone the upper arms by removing excess skin or fat. The procedure can also tighten the underlying supportive tissues of the arms. This arm lift overview gives a good introduction to the procedure. 

What can an arm lift achieve?

An arm lift aims to reduce the amount of excess skin and fat in the upper arms, in order to create a more aesthetically pleasing arm shape. It also aims to tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue allowing a new defined shape of the upper arm. This method particularly targets stubborn fat that cannot you cannot remove through exercise and diet alone. If you have a lot of excess fat in the upper arms, your surgeon may also use liposuction to aid the contouring of the arms.
You may choose to have an arm lift if you are looking to boost your self-esteem and remove:

    • Excess skin after major weight loss
    • Drooping skin as a result of aging or heredity

    • Excess fat deposits and cellulite


When considering having an arm lift, it is vital that you choose your surgeon carefully. The two leading associations for plastic surgeons in the UK are The British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS). All Medbelle surgeons are members of either BAAPS or BAPRAS. Member surgeons are highly qualified and experienced. It is important to ensure that the surgeon who performs your procedure is a member of BAAPS or BAPRAS so that you are in the safest hands possible.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.