Often referred to as bingo wings or tuckshop arms, loose skin and excess fat in the upper arms can be a source of embarrassment for women and men alike.
Commonly known as arm lift surgery, brachioplasty is a procedure offered by Dr Lisa Friederich which can remove these fat deposits and loose skin, helping you to achieve a more streamlined silhouette.
Your arm lift surgery journey
Concerns arm lift surgery can help you to address include:
- “Tuck shop arms” or “bingo wings”
- Removal of excess fat or skin from the upper arms
- Loss of definition in the upper arm
- Disproportion of the upper arm
During your brachioplasty consultation with Dr Lisa Friederich, your physiology, medical history, concerns and goals for the surgery will be assessed and discussed at length. Dr Lisa will be able to advise you as to the projected outcome of your surgery and your suitability for it, or if another option such as liposuction might be better suited. In some cases, liposuction may also be recommended in conjunction with your treatment.
The incision for this surgery is placed on the inside of your upper arm, and excess fat and skin are removed.
Arm Lift Surgery FAQs
An arm lift generally takes between two and three hours to complete, and can be conducted either under a “twilight” sedation, or general anaesthesia.
Due to the nature of this surgery, it is inevitable that you will experience scarring. However, every effort will be made by Dr Lisa to employ techniques to minimise your scarring, and they should fade with time.
While you will experience soreness in your arms for several days following your surgery, you should be able to move around the next day. In generally, patients find they are able to return to normal activities a few days after, with full recovery taking around three weeks.
No. Dr Lisa Friederich is a highly compassionate and skilled female plastic surgeon who will consult with you extensively to create a personalise plan for your surgery which addresses your unique concerns and goals.
If you would like to request an arm lift surgery consultation with Dr Lisa, or if you have any questions around this procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us.