The Problem

The upper arms can be a huge storage ground for fat, even if we’re otherwise in shape. Women in particular frequently suffer from what’s commonly referred to as ‘bingo wings’ where the upper arm stores excessive fat and appears disproportionately large to the rest of our figure.


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Brachioplasty, also known as an Arm Lift, a is a surgical procedure to remove unwanted fat and excess skin from the upper arms.

The treatment can be used to remove large amounts of loose or sagging skin on the upper arms, tighten supportive tissue, reduce areas of excess fat and lax skin, and help give the upper arm tone and definition. It can be performed alongside liposuction for the most precise results.

The upper arms can be a huge storage ground for fat, even if we’re otherwise in shape. Women in particular frequently suffer from what’s commonly referred to as ‘bingo wings’ where the upper arm stores excessive fat and appears disproportionately large to the rest of our figure.

As we age, skin loses elasticity meaning that for some, even after losing weight, the area still appears soft and out-of-shape. Liposuction and body contouring treatments cannot tighten skin that has been stretched, leaving even toned arms looking large and undefined.

The Problem

The upper arms can be a huge storage ground for fat, even if we’re otherwise in shape. Women in particular frequently suffer from what’s commonly referred to as ‘bingo wings’ where the upper arm stores excessive fat and appears disproportionately large to the rest of our figure.


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Our Team

The Private Clinic has only the most experienced Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses in their respective fields, so you can be confident you are in safe hands.

The Arm Lift Treatment

If you’re suitable, an Arm Lift will normally be performed under general anaesthetic. Incisions will initially be made on the inside of the arm close to the armpit and will normally continue to just above the elbow, through which excess fat and skin is removed and any lax tissues are tightened.

The upper arm reduction and lift treatment takes around two hours on average, though this will vary depending on your individual case. Brachioplasty treatments are often performed alongside liposuction in order to achieve the most precise tone and definition. Your surgeon will always advise you on the specifics of your case during your consultation and how this will affect both your procedure and the final results.

The Arm Lift Results

The upper arm’s circumference is reduced, and the area appears more lean. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin and tissues are more taught, with clearer definition and shape for a more youthful, toned appearance.

Recovery / Downtime

We normally recommend taking around two weeks off work, though this will depend on your profession and needs. You will usually require a hospital stay overnight, and will always require someone to take you home after treatment and look after you for a couple of days post-procedure.

Any surgical drains or surface stitches will be removed after 5-10 days, and you will usually be advised to wear a surgical stocking following the treatment – particularly if it is performed in conjunction with liposuction. Painkillers should be taken as prescribed and full advice on how to best recover will be given prior to your treatment and before you go home.

The average price for an arm lift (brachioplasty) starts from £5,985 and mini arm lift prices start from £4,305. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.

We offer FREE consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisors who are able to offer you all the information your require prior to meeting a surgeon. A consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons is £50. Please note that consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with the Surgeons.

“I just wanted to say thanks to you all for being such a great team and for making me feel at ease from  the start to finish on the day of my procedure. I was really nervous, but you all made me feel much more comfortable with your warm and friendly approach. I would highly recommend you to anyone and can’t wait to see my final results!” *

Birmingham - May 2015

“So impressed, extremely professional, extremely friendly, lovely set up. Felt so relaxed and at ease, would more than highly recommend The Private Clinic and I’m considering having other procedures in the new year. Thank you!” *

Catherine, Leeds - July 2015

“I’m so pleased with the results and it is really life changing for me!” *

Nicole Hopkirk, Former Managing Editor, MSN Health

“Thank you so much. Everyone was so friendly and caring. Could not fault anything. I have already recommended the treatment to everyone.” *

Bristol - July 2015

“I am 100% satisfied. Great doctor and staff. The results are amazing. I feel like a new person. You have the WOW factor!” *

Manchester - August 2015

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