Arm Lift Surgery/ Brachioplasty

Arm Lift Specialists


At Quaba Plastic Surgery, we offer expertise in arm lift surgery


Arm lift surgery, also commonly known as a brachioplasty, is a procedure designed to tighten and lift the skin of the upper arm. Sagging skin or ‘Bingo Wings’ can occur as a result of losing the elasticity in the skin which occurs to varying extents as we age. Significant weight loss is another common cause of loose skin around the arm area.

Excess skin around the arm area can make some people feel self conscious and may limit the type of clothing that they wear.

Questions and answers on arm lift

What are the options for arm reduction?

The are two main options for correcting excess upper arm skin and fat:




Liposuction is useful when there is fatty tissue and not too much excess skin. The other important requirement is that the skin has reasonable elasticity so that it can shrink back after the liposuction.

Liposuction does not work well when skin quality is poor and where skin excess is significant.


Surgical removal of skin/ fat


Surgical removal/ brachioplasty remains the best option for dealing with excess skin of poor elasticity. Many prospective patients are put off by the long scars that may result and it is important that anyone considering this surgery has a good understanding about the nature of scarring.

Generally speaking the scars can be hidden toward the back of the arms and are not noticeable when the arms are down by the sides. The images below show typical scars 6 months after surgery.

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brachioplasty scars


What about non-surgical arm lift?

There are many new devices on the market that promise much and deliver little. It is our own opinion that that non-surgical correction of any significant skin redundancy is not possible. We have seen patients who have invested significantly in such treatments with little or no benefit. We do believe they may have a role for very mild skin and fat excess.

What are the risks?

The risks of arm lift include:




Delayed wound healing

Poor scarring in around 5% of patients

The images below show initial poor scarring with subsequent improvement at 6 months.

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Prices from

Arm lift £4000

Consultation £150

All inclusive costs for 1 year following surgery


Finance is available (subject to application and vetting) by Zebra Health Finance (formerly First Medical Loans). They offer interest free loans up to a certain value. They can usually provide a decision online within 15 minutes.


Your care

You can be assured at every point during your journey, a level of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality expected of UK trained (FRCS Plast) NHS plastic surgeons practicing at reputable accredited private hospitals in Edinburgh.

Care that is Consultant led, Hospital based
Same Surgeon at Consultation, Surgery and Follow-up
Full Members of BAPRAS and/or BAAPS, GMC Specialist Register
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Before and after arm lift (results will vary from patient to patient)


Arm Lift/ Reduction

Type of Anaesthetic
General/ Local

Length of Surgery
2 hours

Nights in Hospital
Day case

2-3 weeks off work
6 weeks before strenuous exercise


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