Generally between 2-4 hours
Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia
Night or day stay
1-night hospitalization required
3-4 weeks required for healing or recovery
Rest, avoid exercise or strenuous activities, take timely medications comprising antibiotics and pain killers
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An upper arm lift or Brachioplasty reshapes the upper arm to tighten the loose skin and remove the fat that often creates a “batwing” appearance under the arm. Removing the excess skin caused by weight loss or natural aging is sometimes combined with liposuction to achieve the best results.
When to consider an upper arm lift?
- If your weight is normal, but you feel your shape could be better by getting rid of looseness under the arms.
- If you have lost a massive amount of weight and are left with excess upper-arm skin and fat that resemble bat wings.
- If you are willing to accept a scar in exchange for shapelier arms.
How is an arm lift surgery performed?
First, the surgeon makes an incision in front of your upper arm. The next step is to make a pocket in the armpit, which creates an opening for the attachment of the suction cup, thus allowing for the insertion of the needle. Then the tissue is transferred in two stages, firstly to the subcutaneous layer of fat on the underside of your arm and then to the muscles.
The arm lift surgery includes an incision down to the bone, which will have a vertical split in it. The last step of an upper arm lift surgery is the suturing or stapling of the incisions.
What are the benefits of an upper arm lift surgery?
You will look much better in figure-hugging clothes.
- You will have increased confidence and a better self-image.
- You will be able to wear short-sleeve or sleeveless clothing without feeling self-conscious.
- You will have visible scars along the insides of your arms, extending from the armpit to the elbow.
- If your sagging underarm skin is not excessive, an upper arm lift may not be worth the resulting scars (in this case, you could consider limited-incision Brachioplasty or liposuction).
- Your surgeon will not be able to predict exactly how your scars will look.
Dr Adnan will be happy to discuss whether this procedure is right for you and how it could transform your life in an initial consultation.
What to expect after an upper arm lift surgery?
After surgery of this type, there may be some bruising and swelling in the arm. It is also common for there to be a little bit of pain after the surgery. The proper treatment will be tailored to the patient’s individual situation, but it is important that they not put a strain on their healing arm. Recovery will take several weeks, with most patients being able to return to work within five weeks of the procedure.
What is the cost of an Upper Arm Lift in Dubai?
The cost of the Upper Arm lift starts from 35,000 AED (excluding VAT). The final cost is determined at the time of consultation which varies for every individual depending on the following factors:
- The complexity of the procedure
- Medication costs
- Follow-up visits
- General fee of the surgeon and clinic
What Makes Dr. Adnan Your First & Best Choice?
Dr. Adnan Tahir is a UK-trained plastic surgeon and is registered with the UK General Medical Council. He started his career in Plastic Surgery in 2003 after completing his basic surgical training from the Royal College of Surgeons, leading to MRCS (Eng). After passing the prestigious FRCS (Plast) examination by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012, he finished his board certification leading to CCT and entry into GMC’s specialist register for Plastic Surgery in the UK.
Dr Adnan is dedicated to ensuring that patients understand the pros and potential cons of any treatment, and making sure that they understand how any surgery would alter their bodies. Being trained in the UK, his surgical standards and techniques are undoubtedly exceptional.
He believes in making a difference in the life of his clients and patients. He aims not only to perform accurate plastic surgeries but offer treatments that would benefit them for a lifetime. Dr Adnan also strives to dedicate time to charitable causes; helping those who are unable to afford health care.
For over 15 years, Dr. Adnan has been practicing aesthetic surgery procedures such as
liposuction, tummy tuck, gynecomastia, and most actively, breast augmentation.
“I think the great thing about working with Dr Adnan is he really allows you to explore different treatments to make you more confident.”
“I was really satisfied with the results. The first few days I had to keep the dressing on, but I could already see the results and it changed my life.”
“Once I met him, it changed my mind actually. If I didn’t get the surgery, I don’t think I would be on this track right now, confident, happy with my body, working out, and doing pilates every day.”
“I feel generally more confident going out, speaking to people, and not turn my head to the side just to feel comfortable. It’s the best confidence I’ve had.”
Reach out to him right away!