What is an Arm Reduction and Lift?

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Your arms might get a drooping appearance with time which can be because of aging, weight gain, weight loss or even inheritance factors. The sagging appearance cannot be fixed with the help of a restricted diet plan or workout only. You need to take additional measures to produce effective results. Sagging skin from arms can be effectively removed through an arm lift procedure.

Am Lift Surgery

An arm lift known as Brachioplasty in technical medical terms is a surgical treatment that is performed for removing the excess fat and skin from the arms and tightening the skin. It improves the contours of the arms by removing sagging skin and excess fat.

Let us dig deeper into this procedure to know how it really works.

Who Can Consider an Arm Lift?

You can opt for the arms lift surgery if;

  • Your upper arms have excess fat deposits
  • Your upper arms have sagging skin
  • You are not obese
  • You are in good health both physically and mentally
  • You are not suffering from a serious medical condition
  • You don’t smoke
  • You have realistic expectations with the surgery

How is it Performed?

The administration of general anesthesia is required to carry out arm lift surgery. Afterward, the incisions are made by your plastic surgeons. The location and length of the incision would depend upon the treatment plan.

Your plastic surgeon will design the treatment plan after examining your condition and understanding your expectations from the treatment. If less fat or skin needs to be removed, a smaller incision would be created. However, a relatively long incision will be made that goes till the armpit if excess skin and fat need to be removed. Your surgeon will make an incision on the inner side of the arm so the scar will not be visible.

Internal sutures will be utilized by your doctor to improve the underlying skin tissues and tighten them. Your surgeon would close the incisions by stitches and will place a drainage tube under the skin temporarily to drain the blood.

A liposuction is also a treatment option that is less invasive and removes excess fat deposits from the arm.

What to Expect After Surgery?

You will be sent home on the day of surgery. The dressings will be removed after 4 to 5 days following surgery. You will be given a compression garment to wrap around your arm to control the swelling. The drainage tubes will also be removed in few days after the blood or excess fluid has been drained.


If you have wobbly upper arms that have a drooping appearance, an arm lift surgery might be the right option for you. It can help you get rid of the sagging skin permanently and will tighten your skin as well. Even though it is a surgical technique but with the expertise of a surgeon, you can get effective results. The surgeon at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic is highly qualified and experienced to perform an arm lift procedure. To book a free consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, you just have to fill in the given form and book your appointment.