Patients looking to undergo brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift surgery, often want information on the cost breakdown of the procedure. In this article, we will discuss the price of an arm lift at the CREO Clinic, what is included in the price as well as the various payment options available for the surgery.
At the CREO Clinic, we offer bespoke arm lifts with Dr. Omar Tillo, a body contouring expert with the skills and experience required to achieve exceptional results. Contact the CREO Clinic today to book a consultation with Dr. Tillo and enjoy more defined arms, free from bingo wings.
What Is Brachioplasty?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to remove loose skin from the area between the underarm and elbow, often called ‘bingo wings’. This skin can be caused by rapid weight loss, ageing or genetic dispositions. By excising the lax skin, patients can enjoy toned arms that are more proportionate and slimmer in appearance.
What’s Included In The Cost Of Brachioplasty Surgery?
At the CREO Clinic, prices for brachioplasty start from £11,900, with an extended arm lift procedure priced from £13,900.
The above quoted prices include the following:
- Hospital and theatre costs
- Surgeons fees
- Anaesthetist and anaesthetic fees
- Follow-up appointments with Dr. Tillo to monitor your recovery and results
- Compression garments
Additional costs may be incurred for concierge services, private prescriptions and any additional medical tests required.
Can You Get Brachioplasty On The NHS?
In general, the NHS does not routinely provide cosmetic procedures like brachioplasty. However, in very rare circumstances where the procedure is required due to an injury, or as part of a whole body lift procedure, the NHS may cover it.
Payment Options For Brachioplasty
There are several options when it comes to paying for your arm lift. Patients may choose to pay for the surgery in full if they are able to do so. Alternatively, the CREO Clinic offers a range of financing options to spread out the arm lift surgery cost, including interest free financing for up to one year. Longer financing terms are available at varying interest-bearing rates.
Brachioplasty Procedure Overview
During Brachioplasty Surgery
Brachioplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and typically takes 2-3 hours to complete. An incision is made in the underarm or upper arm, with the length and placement of this depending on the extent of skin laxity in the area. For patients with moderate to severe laxity, an incision may be needed from the underarm to the elbow.
After the incision is made, the excess skin is removed. Liposuction may also be used at this time to remove excess fat deposits in the upper arms. Finally, the remaining tissue is reshaped and the skin is tightened by stitching the incisions closed.
Recovery From Surgery
Your recovery timeline will depend on the type of arm lift procedure you have had. In general, patients can return to work ten days after surgery, and usually feel able to resume light, daily activities in 1-2 weeks. However, you must wait until your body has fully healed before engaging in more strenuous activity, which can take up to 4-6 weeks.
Results Of Brachioplasty
Immediately after surgery, you will be able to notice that your arms are now more defined and slimmer now that the excess skin is removed. However, you will need to wait for the post-surgical swelling and bruising to subside before the full effects are visible, which can take up to 6 months.
Brachioplasty Before And After Results
Who’s A Good Candidate For Brachioplasty?
A good candidate for brachioplasty wishes to treat laxity in their upper arm skin. Brachioplasty patients should also:
- Wish to have long-term enhancements to their arms
- Be in good overall physical and mental health
- Be able to maintain a stable weight, with a BMI below 30. You can use our BMI calculator to check your eligibility.
- Have realistic expectations about the results an arm lift or arm reduction surgery can provide
Benefits Of Brachioplasty
Brachioplasty surgery can provide a range of unique benefits:
- The arms appear slimmer and more proportionate
- Greater confidence wearing tight or more revealing clothing
- Clearer muscle definition after working out
- Smoother and firmer skin on arms
Is Brachioplasty Worth It?
As brachioplasty can help to reveal slimmer and more defined arms, many patients believe the procedure to be a worthwhile endeavour. In addition, most patients are able to fully recover within four to six weeks, meaning less worry about the downtime from surgery.
Common Complementary Procedures With Brachioplasty
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure to permanently remove fat cells from the body. When combined with brachioplasty, patients can enjoy greater definition and tone in the arms by removing both the lax skin and fat cells.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin from the abdomen while tightening the abdominal muscles. Patients may wish to combine an arm life with a tummy tuck for comprehensive sculpting of the upper body, achieving a flatter, toned stomach as well as more defined arms.
Are arm lift scars noticeable?
After brachioplasty, you will be left with a thin scar between the back and inside of your arm. However, this scar will gradually fade, and Dr. Tillo will make every effort to place the incisions in a way that they blend in with the natural contours of the body. If you have concerns about scarring after an arm lift, the CREO Clinic offers laser scar removal treatment to vaporise and fade scarring while promoting healthy, rejuvenated skin in its place.
Is brachioplasty permanent?
Yes, brachioplasty is a permanent procedure, meaning the excess skin is completely excised from the arms. However, you must maintain a stable weight to avoid impacting your results. In addition, the natural ageing process can cause the results of cosmetic surgery to diminish over time (as the elasticity of the skin reduces).
What is a mini arm lift?
A mini arm lift is a less invasive type of brachioplasty and is best suited for patients with mild skin laxity around the underarm area. It involves a crescent-shaped incision in the underarm, allowing a small amount of skin in the upper arm to be removed.
Does brachioplasty remove fat?
Brachioplasty alone only focuses on the removal of sagging skin. However, many patients choose to combine an arm lift with liposuction for arm fat removal to further contour the area.
Can you prevent scarring from brachioplasty?
After surgery, you will be provided with thorough aftercare instructions for scar management. By following these instructions, the appearance of scarring will fade as much as possible over time.