Arm Lift

Arm Lift Surgery with Dr. Jamil Al Jamali


Arm lift or Brachioplasty is a body contouring procedure, primarily performed on patients with large amounts of loose or sagging skin on their upper arms. This operation can complement weight loss efforts, but is not a substitute for it.

Arm Lift

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, involves the reduction and lift of the upper arms. Ideal candidates are those within several pounds of their desired weight, possessing enough loose skin and elasticity for a successful outcome. This procedure is often performed with liposuction for enhanced contouring.

What happens during Arm Lift surgery?

An arm lift procedure typically lasts 90-120 minutes under general anaesthesia. The surgeon makes a long incision between your elbow and armpit, the extent of which depends on your individual case. Segments of skin and fat are removed and the remaining skin is lifted, resulting in a tight, smooth look. Post operation, dressings are applied and drains might be installed to siphon off fluid or blood from the wound.

Going home after Arm Lift surgery

Recovery time post arm lift surgery is usually one to two weeks, during which you might experience some pain and discomfort. Return to work is often possible after 2 weeks. A supportive garment must be worn for the first few weeks, with a prohibition on strenuous activities until cleared by your surgeon. Though the scars from the surgery are permanent, they often fade and become less noticeable 9 – 12 months post-surgery.

Specific complications following Arm Lift:

As with any surgical procedure, arm lift surgery may involve some risks, such as:

  • Persistent or severe pain
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Numbness of the skin
  • Asymmetry of the upper arms
  • Unsightly scarring.

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