With ageing or weight increase, the upper arms frequently develop loose skin and extra fat, causing unsightly “bat wings” that droop from the arms. The arms are one part of the body that can seem tough to tone with diet and exercise. Even if you are in good health and quite near to your ideal weight, the upper arms frequently remain flabby.

To restore more slender, toned upper arms, arm lift surgery (brachioplasty) eliminates extra tissue from the elbow to the armpit.



During your consultation, Dr. Manwani will advise on the best type of anaesthesia.

In order to make the surgery painless, general anaesthesia is often given before arm lift surgery.


Various incision patterns can be used to do arm lift surgery. The degree of laxity and the position of the excess tissue will determine where the incision for your arm lift will be made.

If less area needs to be treated, the incision may be shorter but typically extends from the armpit to the elbow. It is possible to make this incision on the inside or back of the arm.


Liposculpture will be carried out on individuals who have considerable amounts of extra fat in their upper arms.

A body shaping treatment called liposculpture eliminates small, localised fat deposits to make muscles appear more defined.

During your appointment, Dr. Manwani will assess if this method is appropriate for you.


The skin will be tightened over the new upper arm contours once the underlying tissues have been altered and made tighter. Skin will be removed in excess.



Patients will need to take one to two weeks off work after brachioplasty surgery. Patients should refrain from heavy lifting and extended arm movements for at least two to four weeks after which they can begin to gradually resume their exercise regimen. It will take a few weeks for the incisions to fully recover.

Results become apparent right away since the upper arm contour will rapidly improve as a result of the tissue removal. As the swelling goes down and the wounds heal, the final results will continue to take shape.



Dr. Manwani is a superb surgeon with extensive knowledge of a variety of body sculpting techniques. He ensures to adopt a distinctive approach to each surgery depending on the needs of the patient thanks to his deep expertise of plastic surgery aesthetics. Dr. Manwani can give you the outcomes you want since he is regarded as one of the top plastic surgeons in the world by his peers, patients, coworkers, and the international media.


You are an excellent candidate for brachioplasty if you are able to keep a stable body weight, are a non-smoker, have loose skin and extra fat in your upper arms, and are in generally good health. Because further skin excess can result from future weight loss, patients considering an arm lift should be within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight. After a physical assessment, we will decide if you are the best candidate for the surgery.

You must wait a few days or roughly one week before starting to drive again. All patients are requested to make arrangements for a ride home after surgery. During the first few weeks of recovery, be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you about.

After your surgical coverings have been taken off, which usually takes 24 to 48 hours after surgery, you can take a shower. Before bathing or swimming, we recommend patients to wait two to four weeks since immersing the incisions in still water before they have healed can result in infection.

Yes, brachioplasty is frequently a phase in a larger process that aims to rejuvenate the entire body. We frequently combine brachioplasty with additional treatments like inner thigh lifts, tummy tucks, and others. We will develop a customised treatment plan for you if you want to address several areas of concern. Just let us know at your initial appointment.

Unfortunately, scarring is an unavoidable side effect of brachioplasty surgery. Typically, incisions for brachioplasty span the inner arm horizontally, from the underarm to the elbow. Your scars won’t be noticeable if you keep your arms at your sides or are wearing a long-sleeved shirt, but they might be noticeable if you are wearing a swimsuit or other forms of clothing and expose your arms.

Brachioplasty results last a lifetime. As long as you have a healthy body weight, you should be able to keep enjoying your thinner arms for a very long time. Your skin may stretch as you gain more weight, and as you lose weight, your skin may become more loose.



If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with Dr Manwani, please contact us.



If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment with Dr Manwani, please contact us.

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