A Brachioplasty is the procedure to reduce excess skin in the upper arm after weight loss or with ageing. There are two types of arm lifts. The lesser involves a scar in the upper arm/armpit, and is know as an arm lift. The bigger operation (arm reduction) involves a scar along the inside of the arm down towards the elbow. In both, skin is removed and tightened in order to lift and tighten the arm. The skin is then sutured with dissolving stitches, dressed and placed in a compression garment.

The scars are always visible and, where the scar extends down the arm, may show below clothing. Other risks include numbness in the forearm, stretched scars and slow healing. Normally, however, scars heal well and patients are very happy with the results of surgery.

To make an appointment to discuss Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) surgery in Cambridge, please contact Mr Price’s secretary.