Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery
How much does it cost? €1100-1400
What is Brachioplasty? (arm-lift)
Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure to address excess arm skin (sometimes referred to as ‘Bingo Wings’) which usually requires the administration of a general anaesthetic. This means that potential candidates for an arm lift need to prepare properly and heed advice from their surgeon regarding diet and medication in the run-up to the procedure. In some cases, professional advice may suggest that certain people should avoid the surgery such as heavy smokers, those with wound-healing issues and people prone to weight fluctuations.
If you are accepted, the surgery will include the following steps:
Your surgeon will apply either a local anaesthetic to numb the target region or a general anaesthetic.
Placement of incisions
A series of incisions will then be made under the arms being treated, cutting as little as possible to avoid excessive scarring.
Removal of fat and skin
Next, the surgeon will remove enough fat and skin to ensure the right cosmetic results. Fat removal is precisely calibrated before the procedure and is carried out via liposuction. Skin is surgically cut until there is no excess and the desired contours have been achieved.
Closure of incisions
The skin will then be fixed in place via stitches, and the incision wounds will be sealed and dressed. A drain may be put in place for a short period to ensure that excess fluid is drained properly.
In many cases, this process will be repeated for the other arm, and you would be cleared for discharge the next day.
Are there different types of Brachioplasty?
The description above is a general outline of most Brachioplasty (arm lift) procedures, but there are actually a few different types of upper arm contouring surgery, so the precise set of steps may differ between patients and our partnered surgeon will discuss the best option for you.