Arm lift surgery, medically known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the contour of the upper arm.

Brachioplasty is performed to reduce or remove excess fat and skin often left behind after weight loss, but sometimes caused by ageing and genetics.

Also known as 'bingo wings', the upper arms are a common problem area for many women and men who feel they suffer from stubborn fat that is hard to reduce through diet and exercise alone.

arm lift procedure

During arm lift surgery, one or more cosmetic methods can be carried out on the arms, such as liposuction and excision, to achieve the desired goals and results.

It is common for cosmetic surgeons to combine methods to help achieve the perfect arm contour that improves patient confidence and boosts self esteem.

Why Choose Brachioplasty?

Arm lifts are performed for a number of reasons on both men and women. Each patient often has their own reasons for considering surgery but they all have one thing in common - they are unhappy with the way their upper arms look.

Many people find that undergoing surgery may be a recent decision, or that it is an area of the body that they have always struggled with throughout their life.

The ultimate aim of arm surgery is to remove excess fat and sagging skin from the upper arms in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing contour.

Arm lift surgery can:

- Boost self confidence and self esteem
- Eliminate 'bingo wings'
- Reduce cellulite
- Remove excess skin caused by genetics or ageing
- Create an aesthetically pleasing contour that is more in proportion with the rest of your body
- Reduce the need to cover your arms with clothes and allow you to wear other types of clothing
- Improve muscle tone in the upper arms
- Stop sagging on the undersides of your arms

About Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift surgery is typically performed under general anaesthetic and takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours to perform.

Depending on the severity of the condition, your surgery time may vary based on the techniques and methods used by your surgeon.

It is common for cosmetic surgeons to combine an arm lift with arm reduction surgery with the use of liposuction.

Types Of Brachioplasty

- Liposuction, including Vaser Lipo
- Minimal
- Traditional
- Extended
- Non-excision

Arm Lift Aftercare / Recovery

The aftercare and recovery process following arm lift surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and condition.

You will receive a specific aftercare plan that you must follow to not only recover in the best and quickest way, but to also get the most out of your procedure to achieve the results you set out for.

Generally, an arm lift aftercare plan includes:

- Wearing compression garments around the upper arms for up to 2 months. Tight bandages help to support the arms after surgery and can be removed when taking a bath / shower.
- Clinical cream / gel to help with the healing of scars.
- Rest
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Take a minimum of 1 week off work depending on your job type.
- Avoid sports and exercise for 10-14 days. Then slowly introduce them back into your routine. Keep strenuous activities to a minimum until after 6 weeks.
- Avoid driving for a minimum of 5 days.

Following your plan of aftercare can reduce swelling and achieve the best result possible from your surgery.


The results from arm lift surgery can be felt and seen immediately. However, the surgery site will be covered with tight bandages and should remain in place for up to 2 months.

You will continue to see the results for up to nine months post surgery as your arms settle and side effects subside.

arm lift before after

Side Effects / Complications

When you undergo arm lift surgery, your arms suffer a level of trauma that can leave you with temporary side effects, symptoms and rare complications.

These include:

- Bruising
- Swelling
- Pain / discomfort
- Scarring
- Bleeding
- Asymmetry
- Skin sensation changes

Why Manchester Private Hospital For Arm Lift Surgery?

At the Manchester Private Hospital, we believe that all patients should have the knowledge to make an informed decision regarding their surgery. We never pressure patients in to making a decision and recommend leaving two to three weeks after your consultation and before opting for surgery to do what is right for you.

Our experienced consultants and medical professionals strive to put patient safety and satisfaction at the heart of everything we do.

For many years, we have been performing arm lift surgery with liposuction to eliminate the presence of 'bingo wings' that cause distress and low self esteem.

Book Your Arm Lift Consultation Now

Whether you are based near to our clinic in Manchester or further afield, we offer all patients a no obligation quotation with absolutely no pressure.

Our consultants will carefully assess your upper arms and discuss in detail what you would like to achieve from surgery.

We will always advise you on what is realistic for you and your body type and allow you to make decisions in a relaxed, state of the art environment.

Call today on 0161 507 8822 to make the first step and start your journey to getting the arms you've always wanted.


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Louise D

I am 2 months post op of breast implants and I cannot praise this Clinic enough Clerical Staff, Nurses Theatre staff and especially Dr Shah amazing! From my first consultation to my last check up i have been fully informed of my procedure all queries and questions answered day and night (Lorraine was brilliant always on hand) and Dr Shah put me at ease (as a very nervous patient on the day of my op) with his professionalism and excellent manner. I would have no problem recommending the clinic (as i have wanted this op for 10 years i have researched alot !) i am so happy with my new breasts and wish i would have gone there sooner thank you so much MPH for giving me such confidence again xx
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Kerry B

I had a breast augmentation with mr signh 12th April and I can’t thank this man and his staff enough I was treated like a vip from day one every week i get a message to see how things are going I wouldn’t change a thing I’m 4 weeks post op my scars are healing nice my breasts look and feel so natural and look amazing!!!! On the day of my op I was anxious but the staff in the Manchester hospital made me feel welcome and put me at ease the hospital is so clean and the staff lovely and so friendly after my op I was well looked after I ate had 2 nice cups of tea n a little rest I had my 1 week app right away and went to that the following week every thing is as it should be mr Singh has changed myLife every day they look different and the after care and communication is amazing I can’t wait to see him again in a few weeks I couldn’t fault this place n the staff at all thank u for making my experience pre n post op amazing been recommending to friends and family as u do so much than just boobs lol u guys are amazing n I look and feel amazing mr Singh is the best in the business seeing what happened to my mates boobs I’m glad we had a long consultation and discussed every thing how many times over and the end results speak for themselves:)


Amazing experience at Manchester Private Hospital for my recent breast augmentation. The staff were all lovely and very attentive. My surgeon Dr Singh is honestly amazing. 4 weeks post op and my new breasts are looking amazing already.
Claudia T

Claudia T

I had Breast Augmentation surgery at Manchester Private Hospital under Dr Shah at the end of March 2019. Every single aspect of the journey went better than I ever could have expected. Every member of staff that I encountered were friendly and supportive, the facilities were very clean and comfortable, and I am over the moon with the whole experience. Very highly recommended in all areas!

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