• 30 July 2021
  • Dr Masood Ansari

Body contouring procedures can help you achieve your ideal body shape. There are times when your efforts to diet and exercise don’t accomplish your body goals. To treat one of the more challenging areas of the body to tone, the area beneath the arms, the experts at My Cosmetic Clinic locations in NSW know that an arm lift procedure can be the key to your optimal figure.

How Does an Arm Lift Work?

An arm lift procedure is a surgery that can help tighten and contour the arm to give your body a better shape, definition, and proportion. This procedure will take several hours to complete as an outpatient procedure. There are two main portions of your procedure: liposuction and excision.


Depending on your specific needs, liposuction may or may not be involved in your treatment. Liposuction removes larger amounts of unwanted fat from the arm, which can help reshape this area of the body. Liposuction may be necessary if you have excess fat that can’t be removed with diet and exercise. Determining if liposuction is necessary for your surgery will be part of creating your unique treatment plan.


The second step of your surgery will be excision, which is when excess loose skin and tissues will be removed from the interior of the upper arm. Excising excess skin tissues will help tighten, tone, and contour your appearance. Once the desired amount of excess skin has been removed, the incision on the interior of the arm will be closed with sutures and your surgery will be complete. Based on your needs, you may only require excision for your arm lift procedure.

What Is Recovery Like?

The recovery for this procedure varies from patient to patient. Depending on the amount of work done and your natural rate of healing, your recovery may take several weeks to a month. During the first few days, you will have some restrictions on your activity, although most people will be able to resume normal activities (including light exercise) after the first week.

Throughout your recovery, you will be required to wear compression garments for several hours to most of the day. The compression garments help encourage your body to heal more quickly and contour the body into the desired tighter shape. It’s important to wear your compression garments as instructed if you want to achieve your desired results.

When Can You Go Back to Work?

Returning to work will depend mostly on your occupation. For people who have labour-intensive jobs, you may need to wait longer than a week to return to work so your activities don’t interfere with your recovery. For people who have office jobs, you may be able to go back to work within one week of your procedure.

Who Are Good Candidates?

In general, this procedure is an ideal option for people who have lost weight but who are struggling to tone certain areas of the body, such as the upper arms. This area of the body is rich in fatty tissue that is difficult to shed through diet and exercise for some people, so you may be a good candidate if regular weight loss efforts have not slimmed down your arms. People who have lost moderate to significant weight tend to be good candidates for this procedure.

Your candidacy for this treatment will be determined by consultation. During your consultation, your arm will be examined to survey the condition of excess skin and fatty tissue. People who are close to their ideal weight and who are committed to weight management tend to make the best candidates for this treatment.

Will This Procedure Help You Lose Weight?

No, you will not lose weight by using this procedure. This body contouring treatment is not intended to help with weight loss. Even if liposuction is part of your treatment, you should not expect to lose significant weight with this procedure. More than anything, this procedure should be considered a final step for your weight loss goals.

Why Should You Have This Procedure?

There are plenty of reasons to pursue this procedure. For most people, the most prominent motivation for using this body contouring treatment is to resolve unwanted fat and excess skin on the interior of the upper arm. Surgical treatment is an ideal option since it can remove a large amount of fat and loose skin that cannot otherwise be lost through ordinary dieting and exercise. Other reasons to have this procedure include:

Better Fitting Clothing

It can be difficult to find clothing to fit the upper arms when there is excess unwanted skin and fat. Wearing capped t-shirts, for example, can be uncomfortable since the short sleeves bind to the arms. With this procedure, you will more easily be able to find clothing that fits your upper body.

More Confidence

Many people are self-conscious about the appearance of their upper arms, particularly people who are striving for weight loss goals. By undergoing this procedure, you can increase your confidence in the appearance of all the areas of your body.

Get the Arms You Want

If you’re unhappy or frustrated by the appearance of your upper arms, then it may be time to find a surgical solution that can help you remove unwanted fat and loose skin. Please contact the experts at My Cosmetic Clinic locations in NSW to schedule your consultation today.

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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