Arm Lift in London


Procedure time

1.5 to 4 Hours


Overnight stay

0 to 2 Nights



Local with Sedation or General


Recovery time

6 to 9 Months

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Whether it’s from advancing age or simply because you’re more genetically inclined towards it, sagging upper arms can be frustrating to deal with. If you would like a sleeker, smoother appearance on your upper arms, an arm lift procedure can help you achieve it. Results depend on surgeon skill; this is why it’s so important to select only the very best surgeon for your work. Medbelle surgeons are leaders in their field and can help you achieve your dreams with procedures that are both safe and effective.

Choose Medbelle for Your Arm Lift in London

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Medbelle Surgeons

There’s simply no better choice than a Medbelle surgeon. Each is trained in the UK, a BAAPS/BAPRAS member, and has at least 10 years experience as a practising plastic surgeon. Certified to the highest standards and renowned in their respective niches for providing excellent results and top-notch patient support, a Medbelle surgeon will take you step by step through your dream procedure. You can be confident of their expertise, and that they’ll select only the safest, most effective techniques to give you quality results.

Our Arm Lift surgeons in London

Edmund Fitzgerald O'Connor

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  • Was the 1st in National Selection out of 276 candidates for Plastic Surgery Training
  • Has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and volunteers for BFIRST charity providing trauma and burn reconstruction work and training in less economically developed countries


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Samer Saour

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  • Mr. Samer Saour is a highly-committed cosmetic surgeon having completed the prestigious London Pan Thames Plastic Surgery training program and a number of highly renowned fellowships in London and Brussels
  • He is an author of a number of book chapters and has published and continues to publish extensively within the field of Plastic Surgery and has presented his work both nationally and internationally at plastic surgery meetings around the world

"Mr. Samer Saour completed the prestigious London Pan Thames Plastic Surgery training program and a number of highly renowned fellowships in London and Brussels"

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Richard Baker

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  • Expert in the minimisation of scarring when treating patients
  • Published 16+ research papers in highly-regarded medical journals

"Richard Baker is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery, correction of abnormalities in children and cosmetic surgery."

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Medbelle Locations in London

When you choose a Medbelle facility for your arm lift in London, you choose excellence. Easily accessible, competitively priced, and tastefully designed, all of our locations are fully equipped on-site for the best possible patient experience. Fully trained and compassionate staff are on hand to ensure your recovery is as easy and relaxed as possible. You’ll be in safe hands throughout, knowing Medbelle’s expert surgeons are there to fully support you, pre- and post-surgery.

Featured Medbelle Locations in London

Weymouth Street Hospital is a beautiful and popular location offering leading expertise in cosmetic surgery paired with luxurious, spa-like treatment facilities. Skilled nurses, in-demand consultants, and world-class private room facilities make this clinic one of the best in London.

One Hatfield Hospital is a smart choice for those who appreciate the latest technology and the very best in facilities. Modern architecture and luxury en suite rooms guarantee a patient experience that puts One Hatfield well above the competition.

Cadogan Clinic is a multiple award-winning centre that prides itself on being consistently ranked as one of London’s best facilities. With an impressive history and an ongoing commitment to innovation, Cadogan continues to offer cutting-edge treatment to patients all over the country.

Your Arm Lift in London

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Your “brachioplasty” or arm lift in London is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat tissue from the upper arms to smoothe and tighten their overall appearance. Sagginess in the upper arm can be hereditary or the result of age or drastic weight loss. After you’re put under anaesthesia, your surgeon will make incisions either in the armpit or back of the arm.

The size and position of your incisions will depend on how much excess tissue there is to remove – this is something your doctor will discuss with you during your initial consultation.

A “mini” arm lift is suited for those with only small amounts of excess fat and skin and entails a small crescent-shaped incision in the armpit.

For moderate amounts of excess tissue, incisions are made that run the length of the inner arm from the armpit to elbow. For larger amounts of tissue, the surgeon may extend this incision even further into the side of the chest, possibly using liposuction as well.

Naturally, the latter results in the most scarring, although your surgeon will be careful to position the incisions where they’re least likely to be visible.

After the incisions are closed you’ll spend a maximum of one night on-site before recovering at home.

London Arm Lift with Medbelle: FAQs

Do you have questions about your arm lift procedure? Your Medbelle surgeon will be happy to answer these for you, but we’ve also addressed some common patient concerns below.

  • What happens if I gain or lose weight after my arm lift?


    As with many cosmetic procedures, drastic weight changes can impact the final outcome of your arm lift. Naturally, weight gain will deposit extra fat tissue in the arms and re-stretch the skin, effectively reversing the results. Similarly, weight loss may give a deflated appearance, and skin may hang more loosely. This is why your surgeon will advise you to maintain a stable, healthy body weight both before and after your treatment.

  • Do I need to get a GP referral before my arm lift?


    No, this is not necessary. Your Medbelle surgeon will gladly see you without a referral.

    Your surgeon may need to liaise with your GP to access your medical records and confirm that you have no health conditions that may interfere with you receiving a safe procedure.

  • What is a drain, and will I need one for my arm lift?


    A drain is a small plastic tube inserted at your incision site which removes blood and liquids that typically accumulate after surgery.

    For most arm lifts, you’ll require a drain for a day or two post-surgery. Your doctor or nurse will give you full instructions on how to care for this drain while you recover.

Our London Hospitals

The London Welbeck Hospital

I am very pleased with the treatment at LWH; this put me at ease for the procedure and set me up for a good recovery.All medical staff has been very accommodating and caring. Thank you.


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