Arm Lift, is also known as Brachioplasty

It is a surgical procedure that

1. Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
2. Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
3. Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region

In short – the upper arm is tightened with the removal of excess skin.

Why does it happen?
Many reasons like
– weight fluctuations
– ageing 
– genetics 

Who is a good candidate?
– those who present with very bad upper arm skin laxity


According to Dr Marco, where the incision is placed for this procedure will depend on a few factors such as: 

-how flabby the arm is 
-how good is the skin elasticity
-how much excess skin there is
-how much fat is there to remove
-how much skin to remove and tighten

Dr Marco said that the incisions that result in the scar location can be placed in different areas of the arms such as
– inner arm incision
– back of the arm incision
– within the folds at the armpit

With many years of experience, Dr Marco own personal preference is performing the arm lift surgery by placing the incision in the inner arm as the scar tends to heal better and the scar is not so visible.

Dr Marco said the main goals are to tighten the arm and to hide the scar along the natural creases/folds in the armpit as well as the inner arm as based on our body anatomy of our arm muscles, there is a natural line between our biceps and triceps muscles. The trick in plastic surgery is using the anatomical line to dissimulate the scar.

This technique gives a long-lasting result. With this incision, Dr Marco said that he is able to remove a lot of the excess skin and tighten them and also able to give the lift around the elbow area.

One important advise after the surgery is for one to maintain their weight and also to continue to exercise their arms to maintain the strong muscle tone in the arms and for the scar, it will depend on individual own healing.


To know more about the above procedure, call our clinic today at 65-6464 8075 to consult Dr Marco.