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An upper arm lift or brachioplasty can help you get rid of saggy skin on the arms


An upper arm lift or brachioplasty can help you get rid of saggy skin on the arms

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Benefits of Upper Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift procedure or brachioplasty surgery is the procedure performed to eliminate the excess of skin on the upper arms. The final results of the procedure are visible in time. The benefits associated with undergoing an upper arm lift surgery are:

  • Firmer upper arms
  • No more skin sagginess on the arms
  • Scars are positioned on the inner part of the arms
  • An improved contour of the arms

Dr Hunt Discusses Upper Arm Lift Surgery


Recovery after Arm Lift Surgery

The recovery period after an upper arm lift surgery or brachioplasty is often associated with some discomfort and pain. Take the analgesic medication to alleviate the pain and discomfort and wear compression garments for faster healing process.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first week or two after an upper arm lift surgery and make sure to take time off from work to allow your body to heal. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after arm lift surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid steam rooms and saunas
  • Have a healthy and balanced diet
  • Avoid ample arms movements
  • Keep the incisions site clean and dry at all times
  • Keep your body hydrated

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Arm Lift Cost Sydney - How much does an Upper Arm Lift cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of Arm Reduction Surgery in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of procedure, the results you want, and the time required in theatre.

A patient’s specific requirements are the primary factor involved in determining the cost of arm lift surgery. Not all patients require liposuction and not all patients need the same amount of skin to be removed from the arm area. In some instances, an arm lift is also combined with additional types of surgery that are required to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing silhouette.

Anaesthetist, hospital and surgeon fees will need to be factored into the final cost, as will any medical tests, post-surgery garments, and prescription medications. Whether or not some of the costs will qualify for a Medicare rebate or health insurance will depend on your reasons for undergoing surgery.

If it’s purely cosmetic, brachioplasty will not be covered. However, if the excess skin caused by significant weight loss is a health concern, patients may be able to recoup some of the costs for this surgery from medicare and their health fund.

During your one on one consultation, Dr Hunt will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your arms and body features, discuss risks and provide you with an accurate cost for your upper arm lift surgery procedure.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, an Arm lift Payment Plan, or the costs for arm surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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With over 20 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to get optimal results using different surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

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Should I have an Arm lift?


If you’re unhappy with your droopy upper arms, whether a result of ageing and weight loss or even with stable weight but has bingo wings, you are a good candidate for an upper arm lift.

What's involved in Arm Lift Surgery?


Dr Hunt will perform your upper arm lift under general anesthetic at the hospital of your choice.

Before your surgery begins, Dr Hunt will have you stand as he marks the incision lines on your upper arms. The length of the incision may run from your underarm to your elbow.

Once the incision is made, Dr Hunt will tighten and reshape your muscles, to give your arm a new contour. He’ll then trim any excess skin, and suture your incision closed.

When can I go home after Arm Surgery?


You’ll stay in hospital for at least one night following the upper arm lift surgery. Once you are comfortable and able to get to and from the bathroom, you’ll be able to go home.

You won’t be able to drive yourself home from hospital, so will need to arrange for someone to pick you up. Once you get home, you should limit your movements to around the house for the first few days.

Will I have to return for post-operative care after an Arm Lift?


You’ll see Dr Hunt weekly for the first month. The time between visits will then get longer as you progress.

How long will I be off work after an Arm lift?


You’ll be off work for around three weeks.

When can I resume my normal activities after Arm Reduction?


It will take around three weeks for you to fully recover.

For the first week after surgery your arm and shoulder movements may be limited. However as the skin stretches and gets used to its new position, you’ll slowly regain your range of movement.

When will I see the end result of an Arm Lift?


The effect of brachioplasty is immediate, although it may take you a few months to fully appreciate the final result. That’s because there may still be some residual bruising and swelling, although you will be able to see the new shape of your arms.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.