What is Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?

Brachioplasty surgery, also referred to as an arm lift, is a type of plastic surgery procedure designed to sculpt and contour the arms by removing excess skin and fat. This arm surgery is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or have loose, sagging skin due to aging. Brachioplasty surgery can help achieve toned and beautiful arms, boosting self-confidence and improving body image.

Arm lift

Understanding the Different Types of Arm Lift Procedures

There are several types of arm lift procedures, each tailored to meet the specific needs of the patient. The two most common types are traditional brachioplasty and extended brachioplasty arm lift.

Traditional Brachioplasty: This procedure involves an incision made along the inner arm, running from the armpit to the elbow. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is then tightened and repositioned for a more contoured appearance.

Extended Brachioplasty: This procedure is recommended for individuals with significant excess skin and fat extending from the upper arm to the chest or back. The incision is made along the arm and extends to the side of the chest or back, allowing for more comprehensive sculpting and contouring.

Mini Arm Lift: A Less Invasive Option

For individuals with mild to moderate excess skin and fat in the upper arms, mini brachioplasty may be a suitable alternative to traditional brachioplasty surgery. Mini brachioplasty involves smaller incisions and less extensive tissue removal, resulting in shorter recovery time and less scarring.

During a mini brachioplasty, your surgeon will make incisions in the armpit area and remove excess skin and fat. The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured, resulting in a more toned and sculpted appearance. Mini brachioplasty is often performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing for a quicker and less invasive experience.

Will the scars from brachioplasty surgery be noticeable?

The location and size of the incisions will determine the visibility of the scars. However, with proper wound care and scar management techniques, the scars will fade over time and become less noticeable.

Mini Arm Lift Scar

A mini arm lift, also known as a mini brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and fat on the upper arms with minimal scarring. Unlike traditional brachioplasty, which involves longer incisions along the arm, a mini arm lift utilizes smaller incisions strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. This technique allows for the removal of excess skin and fat, resulting in a more toned and contoured appearance of the arms. With proper care and attention to post-operative instructions, patients can expect minimal scarring that fades over time, leaving them with smoother, more youthful-looking arms. If you’re considering a mini arm lift to improve the appearance of your arms, consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon can provide personalized information and guidance tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Arm Lift Scars

Brachioplasty scars, also known as brachioplasty, can result in scarring along the upper arm. However, advancements in surgical techniques have allowed for more refined incisions, leading to minimized scarring. With proper care and attention to post-operative instructions, these scars typically fade over time, becoming less noticeable. Additionally, there are various scar management techniques, such as scar creams and silicone sheets, that can further help improve the appearance of arm lift scars. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon can provide personalized advice on scar management strategies tailored to individual needs.

Arm Lift Before After

What is Arm Lift and Who is a Good Candidate?

Brachioplasty, derived from the Greek words “brachion” meaning arm, and “plassein” meaning shape, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the upper arm by removing excess skin and fat. It is ideal for individuals who have loose, sagging skin in the upper arm area, commonly known as “bat wings.”

A good candidate for brachioplasty surgery is someone who:

  1. Has excess, sagging skin in the upper arm area
  2. Has maintained a stable weight for at least six months
  3. Is in overall good physical health
  4. Does not smoke or is willing to quit smoking before the surgery
  5. Has realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure

Brachioplasty Recovery

Brachioplasty recovery time following arm lift surgery recovery is crucial for achieving optimal results and minimizing complications. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of what to expect during the recovery period:

Day 1-2: Immediately after the surgery, your arms will be wrapped in compression garments or bandages to minimize swelling and provide support. You may experience some pain and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications. It is important to rest and avoid any strenuous activities during this period.

Day 3-7: Swelling and bruising are common during this period and will gradually subside. Your surgeon may recommend light arm exercises to improve circulation and prevent blood clots. Follow all post-operative instructions regarding wound care and medications.

Day 8-14: Most patients can return to work and resume light activities during this period. However, you should still avoid lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous exercise. Your surgeon may remove any sutures or drains if necessary.

Arm Lift Surgery Risks

  1. Scarring: Visible scars along the inner arm.
  2. Infection: Risk at the incision site.
  3. Bleeding: Potential for excessive bleeding.
  4. Swelling and bruising: Common post-surgery.
  5. Numbness or sensation changes: Temporary or permanent.
  6. Fluid accumulation: Seroma may require draining.
  7. Poor wound healing: Increased risk with certain conditions.
  8. Asymmetry: Challenging to achieve perfect symmetry.
  9. Anesthesia risks: Allergic reactions or breathing difficulties.
  10. Unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome: Results may not meet expectations.

Patients should discuss these risks with their surgeons and manage expectations accordingly.

Arm Lift Side Effects

Similar to abdominoplasty and breast augmentation, arm lift surgery comes with potential risks such as infection, formation of arm lift scarring tissue (capsular contracture), and changes in sensation. Selecting a proficient surgeon and following post-operative instructions diligently are crucial in reducing the likelihood of these complications.

Who Is a Candidate For Lifting?

Experienced doctors can promptly conduct your Diagnosis, determine which treatments are suitable for you, and additionally, we provide you the opportunity to meet your doctor before your travel.

Do Your Diagnosis

Arm Lift Cost

Brachioplasty Cost UK

Arm lift surgery or brachioplasty cost uk range from £5,000 to £10,000. Consider GM Care Arm Lift Turkey for competitive pricing and quality services, with flexible payment options.

Arm Lift Cost

Operations Performed Using Newest Proven Methods

Multiple Choice Of Expert Doctors That Will Suit Your Needs

Best Price Guarantee

12 Months Support - Proactive Online Support

Best Price Guarantee

Payment in your Country

European Contract

Why They Choose Global Medical Care?

Our European doctors define the best technique for this operation by combining the newest methodologies.

Then, selected doctors around the world, perform these methods based on your needs for your best results.

For our clients, handpicked hospitals follow our strict high “Suisse” standards. So with us, you know that your operation will be done with high European quality.

BOOK YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION NOW!

v Valid Invalid number

Testimonials

See what people are saying
Facebook Reviews 5 26 reviews
Proven Expert 5 8 reviews
TrustScore 4.8 30 reviews
Google Reviews 5 74 reviews
It's been an excellent experience with…It's been an excellent experience with them, I mean the surgery but also everything around, transport organization, hotel. You've nothing to worries about. It's a big recommendation for me, you won't be disappointed by their services.

Florian Gaudin

Perfect from start to finish, with a good...Perfect from start to finish with good follow-up
I recommend GMC, from the moment I made contact to the present day I have been informed and monitored by the support team under Albert's management, and by the local team of doctors and interpreters (Asunam), on my arrival in Turkey I was taken care of in an irreproachable manner, transport, hotel, intervention, monitoring, departure, instructions for the days, weeks and months to come ... I am more than satisfied, now all I have to do is follow the steps over the coming months ...
Romain Gransart
Very good experience with this...Very good experience with this clinic, they are very professional.The translator, Asuman, is invaluable and incredibly kind.Mickael B
Gastric Sleeve Surgery in TurkeyI booked with Global Medical care for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey on 15th February. From arriving at the airport right through to being dropped off at the airport the service was 10/10. I was greeted at the airport by a lovely man, who chauffeured me around the whole time I was there. I was taken to the hospital for tests ready for my surgery the next day. The surgeon I had DR Mehmet Yalim Uçtum was amazing, all the staff at the hospital was great. After 3 nights in hospital I was then discharged and put in a hotel for the night, which I was then able to go around Izmir to do some shopping. The next morning I was collected and took back to the airport. I travelled alone from England to Turkey for my surgey and not once did I feel at ease, everyone was so lovely. This has to be one of the best decision I have made.Anyone who is thinking about booking with this company, I would highly recommend them. The team have been so supportive, messaging and checking in on at all times, it's lovely to know they have stuck by me all the way.So thanks again to Global Medical care for a great experience *****Kashia Briggs
Thanks Global Medical CARETeam I'm fully satisfied with operation, for me this medical experience and this package is the best in the world this team already 2020 Award winner.I Think thay will once again 2021 Award, anybody can come without hesitation this operation is very easy very good Doctors surround you, every day my hairs growing slowly slowly and I m happy with that.  Once again Thanks Global Medical CareMy best wishes with this Medical Team 

Amer Mohammad

Great ExperienceFrom the moment I contacted global medical they answered all my questions and got back to so quickly. Throughout my whole journey from start to finish I had updates and support when needed. Dr Yalim Uctum answered all my questions and visited me daily after my surgery. I went to turkey by myself and was put at ease throughout the whole journey. Couldn’t ask for a better team.

Georgie Forder

Gastric SleeveFrom the moment I enquired with Global Medical Care I have received constant communication, flying to Turkey for surgery is very daunting, however we were made to feel welcome and relaxed. Our Dr has been incredible, he must have visited us 8/9 times during our stay, answering any questions, and really made me feel that he cared. Our translator Sammy was on hand to help with anything we needed and even a rep from GMC came and saw us and spent time with us. Gastric Sleeve is a big operation and the team made us feel so supported. Our surgeon has just text even after discharge. I can’t thank you all enough. My life has completely changed.

Miss Samantha Lock

Gastric Sleeve
Best ExperienceThe whole team is very warm-tempered, nice and accommodating.  Everyone looked at my well-being the language is not a problem as everything is translated perfectly.  The result has become perfect, I am very happy that I have come into such good hands.Filip Vunic
Thanks For Your AssistStaff was very nice and helpful, especially doctors and nurses were lovely. GMC team was present to assist with everything at any time.Lily White
The hospital staff where amazing we…The hospital staff where amazing we felt at home and our consultant was great very caring and he explained everything we needed to know and his team where fantastic still checking on us till now I would recommend anyone wants to go there for the good results Maureen UK

Maureen Nyakuchena

GMCare Thank youMy operation and the whole process went extremely well. I would recommend the services of Global Médical Care without hesitation. Don't hesitate for a second, everything will go smoothly.Florian Gaudin
Gastric sleeve and hernia repairFrom the minute I was collected from the airport till I was taken back to the airport, I was treated professionally and felt reassured. Everyone i met was genuinely interested and invested in my comfort and welfare. The facilities were excellent and staff amazing. My surgery was problem free and I didn't actually have any pain. 3 days later I was able to spend the afternoon sightseeing. I have recovered without issue and the results so far have surpassed my expectations. I am already arranging my next "improvement ". I highly recommend Global Medical Care. The professionalism, high level of care and value for money cannot be beaten.

Joanne Collisson Gastric Sleeve

Perfect from start to finish with good follow-up
I recommend GMC, from the moment I made contact to the present day I have been informed and monitored by the support team under Albert's management, and by the local team of doctors and interpreters (Asunam), on my arrival in Turkey I was taken care of in an irreproachable manner, transport, hotel, intervention, monitoring, departure, instructions for the days, weeks and months to come ... I am more than satisfied, now all I have to do is follow the steps over the coming months ...
Romain Gransart
The best decision with global medical care team.Just on my last day before travelling back home to England, after having a gastric sleeve with Dr Yalim Ucktum via Global Medical Care. Right from the initial contact, I felt confident in my decision and comforted by every question answered by them. When we got to Turkey, everything was ready, the transfers were lovely big Mercedes, when we got to the hospital for our first night, our English translator was there straight away and ordered us dinner. We started with our first test which then carried on the next morning, there are so many tests and this was really reassuring. Our doctor came to visit us before our op and just is the loveliest man. The Global Medical Care team were also there, which was lovely as we had been speaking with them for so long. The op itself went really well, and we’ve had great after care from the whole team, including the doctor who kept coming to check on us. I would recommend over and over.AMY WINTER Gastric Sleeve
Hello, I highly recommend GMCare
From the moment I made contact until today (5th day after the hair transplant operation) I have been kept informed, followed closely by the support team under Albert's management, and by the local team of doctors and interpreters (Asunam). On my arrival in Turkey I was looked after impeccably, transport, hotel, operation, follow-up, departure, instructions for the days, weeks and months to come ... I am more than satisfied, now all I have to do is follow the steps over the coming months ... once again I recommend GMC to everyone ...
Thank you to the doctor and staffYoussef Eddahbi
Exceptional serviceExceptional service. We were treated very well from the beginning to the end. They were always listening and willing to do anything for us. Very highly recommended.Nneomabob Ekebere
Fantastic treatment experience at Global Medical CareI am very satisfied with Global Medical Care. The trip was well organised and the transfer was always on time. I always felt very comfortable. The hotel and Kilnik were great, as was the operating theatre team and the service. I can only recommend them.Giorgio
The team were fantastic and very…The team was fantastic and very attentive. They assauged any concerns I had by listening and addressing them. Absolutely everything was taken care of.Mr Hockley
Medical Excellence: An Anxious Expectation With GMC!A professional agency, an interpreter who listens and is helpful, a medical team to match, a perfect result. I can't wait to see the final result in a year's time! Thank you GMC and thank you to the medical team.S.H.M.K
Excellent service provided by the…Excellent service provided by the entire team. I would recommend Global Care for anyone. Really happy with the whole teamSarah A.M
Excellent serviceExcellent service and excellent results! Very satisfied with my hair transplantation done in IstanbulMephisto 657
Global Medical Care: Highly RecommendedDear all, I’m more than satisfied , first of all is started when we initiated the discussion about my intention for hairs transplant, the advisor is extremely professional, and all explanations are clear, proposals , package , then I took decision then here it’s started with excellent organisation dates , flights times , pick up , hotel , operation day : docto mr staff , interpreter , excellent work and attentively during whole day , with professionalism , then one day after cleaning, I had and I m having very close monitoring which shows that the staff are following with us after the operation and the leave , I woule like to say that its excellent thanks to the support team , doctor , staff team at clinic, Interpreter I recommend strongly Global Medical CareYoussef Eddahbi Hair Transplant
Total recognition for hair transplants with GMC!
Once again, a big thank you to the whole team at global médical care who did an excellent job for my hair transplant. A very warm welcome, but above all real explanations about the procedure itself, as well as excellent follow-up before, during and after the operation. Both the team and Mr Albert, the Swiss contact, regularly check up on us and are ready to answer all our questions so that everything goes as smoothly as possible. You should know that there are a very large number of hospitals and clinics offering this service, but they are not all the same. This team is very professional and respects to the letter all the aseptic rules for this type of operation, as I myself was a nurse in France, I was very careful with the equipment, changing sterile gloves each time I entered the operating room...
I would highly recommend this team and would like to thank them again for the work they are currently doing in the 1st week post-op.Greg Colandonio
Very goodAll experience was very nice. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Especially the doctor and the nurses are lovely.Lily White
GMC: Guaranteed Quality, Fair Price!The GMC team is really top notch, I really recommend it. No price gouging, an interpreter who listens and knows her job and a clinic that's spot on. The price is worth itJonathan Momi
Global medical care is trustworthy and…Global medical care is trustworthy and reliable, good customer service and friendly staffs.Amodu George
Global Medical CareTop clinic! Excellent communication, excellent care and explanations.Shabhir SHAKHUN
I’m very satisfied with the service…I’m very satisfied with the service provided is been very informative and helpful. The staff in the hospital was very nice and looked up to me very wellAlex
I booked with Global Medical care for…I booked with Global Medical care for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Turkey on 15th February. From arriving at the airport right through to being dropped off at the airport the service was 10/10. I was greeted at the airport by a lovely man, who chauffeured me around the whole time I was there. I was taken to the hospital for tests ready for my surgery the next day. The surgeon I had DR Mehmet Yalim Uçtum was amazing, all the staff at the hospital was great. After 3 nights in hospital I was then discharged and put in a hotel for the night, which I was then able to go around Izmir to do some shopping. The next morning I was collected and took back to the airport. I travelled alone from England to Turkey for my surgey and not once did I feel at ease, everyone was so lovely. This has to be one of the best decision I have made. Anyone who is thinking about booking with this company, I would highly recommend them. The team have been so supportive, messaging and checking in on at all times, it's lovely to know they have stuck by me all the way. So thanks again to Global Medical care for a great experience *****Kashia Kat Moon Briggs Gastric Sleeve Surgery
They are amazing fast is tic and caring…They are amazing fast is tic and caring professional kudos to youAkinropo Adeyemi

FAQs

Arm lifting usually provides long-lasting results. However, since the aging process will continue, sagging or loosening may occur again over time.

After arm lifting with modern techniques, scars may be minimal and heal over time.

Before surgery, it is important to avoid habits such as smoking, to stop taking certain medications, and to follow your doctor’s recommendations carefully.

When you can return to work depends on your job and the recovery process. It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations.

It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations carefully and observe the symptoms. Rest and regular wound care are important to speed up the healing process.

Slight swelling after arm lifting is normal. This swelling usually subsides within a few days.

Arm lifting is usually performed under general anesthesia, but in some cases, local anesthesia or sedation may be preferred.

As with any surgical procedure, revision surgeries can be performed after an arm lift.

It is important to carefully follow your doctor’s recommendations after arm lifting. It is often important to clean the arms and change the bandages regularly.

It is important to follow the recommendations of your plastic surgeon. It may be necessary to avoid habits such as smoking and stop using certain medications before the procedure.

Stitches are usually removed after one week. However, this period may vary according to your surgeon’s recommendations.

You need to rest and limit your routine activities for a while after the operation. You are supposed to follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding scar care and medication details.

After the arm lift surgery, you will gain a distinctive look. Your new look will be natural. The people around you will notice the difference but may not realize the specific treatment that you have gone through on your face.

Most of our patients prefer additional treatments along with tight lifting surgery. Eyelids and brow lifts are the most demanded ones.

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions tailored to your situation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. But general guidelines that our surgeons are sharing with their patients are as follows:

  • You should keep your wound dressings dry until they are removed
  • After the dressing removal, an elastic wrap will be given to you to apply. Make sure to keep the elastic wrap in place at all times
  • You will be given a prescription for narcotic pain medication as well as antibiotics by your doctor. Please follow the medication plan that your doctor sets for you
  • You should not drive and consume alcohol while you are on pain medication
  • You should take your pain medication with food. This helps to minimize the nausea effect caused by pain medications
  • You should move your diet from liquids to soft food (oatmeal, French toast, yogurt, soup, and pasta)
  • You should rest for the entire day after your arm lift surgery
  • You need to sleep while the head of the bed is elevated or use two to three pillows for one week after your plastic surgery
  • You should avoid bending, lifting, or straining
  • You should not drive for one week following your arm lift surgery
  • You should take at least one week off from work
  • You should keep your incisions dry
  • You can take a bath but do not forget to keep your incisions and hair dry
  • You should keep your skin away from sunburn. At this point, you can wear a hat and sunglasses

You will get a detailed customized list from your surgeon about what to do and what not to do before the operation. Please do not act before you get your customized list. Here is general guidance that our surgeons share with their patients:

  • You should inform your surgeon about your routine medication and health history
  • You should avoid taking any products containing aspirin and ibuprofen non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication one week before surgery. If you are on medication, please inform your surgeon accordingly
  • You should avoid any contact with all nicotine products, including cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chew, or nicotine patches one week before surgery
  • You should avoid alcohol consumption one week before your procedure
  • You should not eat anything or take any fluids eight hours before the operation. Any food, water, coffee, juice, or liquids are not allowed to be taken on the morning of the operation. The only exception is medication that you should take with a small amount of water before the procedure
  • You can brush your teeth
  • You are not advised to wear any make-up and hair sprays/conditioners. Please remove your nail polish
  • You should not wear any jewelry or body piercings

Yes, there will be two drains placed at the back of your arms. Your surgeon will remove them on your second day of surgery.