Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) FAQs


    Excessive fat and/or skin in the upper arms can often be extremely embarrassing to many women, young and old.

    Another name for floppy arms is bat wings or tuckshop arms. The skin of the upper arm becomes very thin and fragile and does not contract quite as well after weight loss or liposuction.

    Sometimes the excessive skin in the arms causes such embarrassment that an arm plasty or brachioplasty can be performed.

    In this young woman of 23 years of age, I reduced the bat wings by the procedure of an arm plasty, carried out as an outpatient procedure at the Double Bay Day Surgery. The patient is now taking pleasure in wearing sleeveless dresses for the first time in several years.


    Before and After Arm Reduction Surgery (Brachioplasty)