Arm Lift Surgery Cost

Under arm liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure which removes excess fat from underneath the arms, giving the patient the desired, slim and toned appearance which exercise and a healthy routine have  not been able to achieve.

Certain areas on the body tend to be exercise and diet resistant : these areas such as arms tend to respond well to accurate liposuction.

Excess underarm fat becomes an increasingly pressing issue as we age. No matter how hard many of our patients try, it is very difficult to target that area of fat. Liposuction , performed via well hidden small incisions deals with upper arm fat excess very efficiently.

Wings is another term for the excess fat located under the arms and is especially noticed when the arm is raised in normal movement. These are excess fat forms when there is a lack of muscle definition in the upper arms and can be an effect of losing a large amount of weight. Wings tend to become more prominent as we age, due to the skin of the upper arms losing the elasticity.

In older patients , who are not good candidates for liposuction alone ( loss of skin elasticity) need to undergo excision of the upper arm skin. This procedure is known as BRACHIAPLASTY.

The excess fat located in this area often leads to self-confidence issues and alters the way people dress, as they feel the need to conceal the area. This is why liposuction under the arms is a great way to reinstate one’s confidence hence altering the way one dresses.

If you have excess skin under the arms and not excess fat, then we recommend an arm lift, also known as BRACHIAPLASTY.


Incisions are made in the area, and then a small suction  cannula will be inserted beneath the skin to access the fat to be Liposuctioned.  It is connected to a vacuum which will remove the fat through a gentle suction. The incision points are then stitched up and you’ll be feeling great within a few days.


Under arms/wing liposuction will be performed under a local anaesthetic, however, if a patient wishes to be asleep during the procedure then you may opt for general anaesthetic. All anaesthesia administered by experienced board-certified anaesthetists.


If small areas of fat are being removed, then the patient can return home that same day. If larger areas are being removed they will need to stay overnight to be monitored.


You may experience some swelling, bruising and redness, especially around the incision sites.
Application of ice packs will reduce swelling, bruising and pain.
Pain medication will be prescribed by the surgeon. A compression garment will be supplied to help reduce the swelling and must be worn to ensure that your arms stay in the best shape post-op.


Feeling better and back to work: 1-3 days.
Strenuous activity: 2-3 weeks post-surgery.
Fading of scars: Several months to a year.


Results in the younger patient with well toned overlying skin are very satisfactory and gratifying.

Confidence and self esteem are markedly improved and once the swelling subsides , the dress code can be modified exposing the upper newly contoured upper arm region.

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