Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Arm Lift in Sydney

Are you considering an arm lift in Sydney?

Are you sick of the loose skin on your arms? Have you been working hard at toning your arms and not seeing improvements? Do you feel that you can only wear long sleeved clothes? An arm lift may seem like a drastic measure, but it may be the answer for you.

Surely my arms will tone up with enough work at the gym?

The upper arm is usually stretched by one of two means – either loss of skin tone or increased fat. Once this stretch is removed, the degree to which the arm retracts to its initial state depends on a handful of factors – genetics, tone in the remaining muscles, the amount of fat between the skin and muscle, and the remaining structural integrity or tone of the skin.

The main factor that will prevent a pre-stretched arm from flattening is loss of skin tone. Although you can strengthen the arm muscles and lose the overlying fat, there is no method (other than surgery) of tightening the overlying skin, especially if it has stretch marks. An arm lift in Sydney can accomplish that, allowing your hard work at the gym to show.

What is involved in an arm lift?

Like many operations, an arm lift (brachioplasty) needs to address several components to achieve the best results. Addressing one component without considering the others is likely to provide a sub-optimal result.

Your skin tone, position of fat, muscle position and tone, and any prior scars will help determine which technique or pattern will give you the best results.  Additionally your needs such as ability to take time of work and sports and the importance of scar position and length will need to be considered when planning your arm lift in Sydney.

Which technique of brachioplasty is best for me?

A complete approach to brachioplasty involves removal of excessive upper arm fat (usually by liposuction) and then tailoring the overlying skin.


Very occasionally, a mini-brachioplasty will be recommended. This is appropriate for patients with only minimal skin excess and good tone. The trade off for a shorter scar, operating time and recovery is that the operation does not address excess skin and stretch marks as well as can be achieved with a longer scar.


When you come for your consultation about having an arm lift in Sydney, Dr Gavin Sandercoe will help you understand your options and which would work best for you.

Will liposuction only work?

Very few patients will have a great result from liposuction only. Without removing any skin damaged by stretch marks, the most likely result is an arm that is less fatty but more droopy. It is like wearing an old jacket (or sleeping bag) where the filling has been compressed or worn out, but the layers on either side have not been changed. Liposuction can be combined with an arm lift, but for most people, an arm lift in Sydney will provide better results than liposuction only.

When should I think about an arm lift?

The ideal time for an arm lift is after your weight has been stable for a year or so. The closer you are to your ideal weight, the better your result will be and the longer it will last. And the happier you will be! You can use the promise of an arm lift in Sydney to help motivate you to achieve your goal weight.

Considering an arm lift in Sydney?

Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Gavin Sandercoe and his team will help you decide which course of action is best for you to achieve and maintain the figure that you seek.

Find out more during a surgical consultation.

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