Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Arm Lift Surgery

Procedure: Removal of excess upper arm tissue overhang
Anaesthesia: General
Surgical Time: 2 hours
Hospital Stay: 1-2 nights in hospital
Time off Work: 2 weeks
Back to Light Sports: 6 weeks
Full Recovery: 6 weeks
Follow-up: 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months


If you’re looking for an experienced and fully qualified cosmetic surgeon for brachioplasty – also known as arm lift surgery – in London, then Dr Mo Akhavani brings a wealth of knowledge together with a strong focus on customer care.

As we age, the skin of the upper arm can become loose and saggy, which can be further exaggerated in individuals who have undergone large fluctuations in their weight. Once the skin becomes loose, it’s almost impossible to address the excess volume through exercise alone.

This can be a cause of great distress to patients, especially given the fact that the upper arm is exposed in most types of clothing.

Arm lift surgery can dramatically improve the shape and appearance of the arm, creating a more desirable contour and shape that will enhance your appearance and help you to feel more comfortable and confident.

Brachioplasty – Consultation and Procedure

During your consultation, Dr Akhavani will be able to confirm whether you’re a suitable candidate for arm lift surgery, through a physical examination, medical history check and an in-depth chat about your expectations and general wellbeing.Dr Akhavani will also talk you through the realistic results you can expect and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

The surgery takes approximately 2 hours and is carried out under general anaesthetic – you’ll be assessed afterwards to determine if you can go home that day, or if you need to rest overnight until discharge the following day.

You’ll then be required to visit the outpatient clinic to ensure a smooth post-operative recovery, along with 2 weeks off work. Light exercise can be resumed 6 weeks after the brachioplasty has been performed, with full benefits realised within 9-12 months.

Potential complications include the following, but Dr Akhavani will discuss these issues more fully during your consultation:

 Sensory changes around the scar
 Delayed wound healing
 Unfavorable asymmetric scarring

To learn more about arm lift surgery, or to book a brachioplasty consultation, please call 0203 733 3224.


For further information on brachioplasty, please visit the following links:

BAPRAS Patient Information on Body Reshaping
ASPS Patient Information on Brachioplasty