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Arm lift surgery or arm tuck, also called “brachioplasty,” reshapes the upper arms to improve their contours. Weight loss and aging can leave sagging, stretched skin and fat deposits along the upper arms. The arm lift procedure removes the excess fat and skin and tightens the tissues to create more youthful and toned upper arms without excess arm flab.


The benefits of upper arm lift surgery or tuck include:

  • Removal of excess skin
  • Elimination of fat deposits
  • Improvement in muscle tone and contour
  • Improvement in clothing fit
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Lasting results

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for arm lift surgery will meet the following criteria:

  • Non-smoking
  • Overall good health
  • Realistic expectations about the results
  • Stretched, sagging skin along the upper arms
  • Stable body weight with no plans of significant weight loss in the future

The Procedure

To improve the contours of your arms, Mr Gwanmesia will make a surgical incision along the underside of each upper arm. The length of the incision will depend on how much excess skin and fat need to be removed. The excess skin and fat deposits are then extracted, and the tissues are tightened to create a more youthful and firm upper arm contour.

Recovery and Results

Most patients return to their daily activities one week after arm lift surgery. For at least two weeks, patients should wear comfortable clothing that opens at the front and avoid raising their arms above the head. After three or four weeks, you can gradually resume exercise. Patients are encouraged to wear a pressure garment around the arms for six weeks (all the time for the first week, and only at night for the remaining five weeks). During the first six weeks, patients are also encouraged to use silicone sheets over the scars to provide optimum results. With the passage of time, the scars will gradually become lighter and less noticeable. Your arm lift results can be maintained through a healthy lifestyle that keeps the muscle tone strong and prevents future weight gain.

To schedule your consultation for arm lift surgery with Mr Ivo Gwanmesia, call 02074741300 or fill out our online contact form today. 

You can get to our London office through the Oxford Circus and Bond Street Underground in the City of Marylebone. We are located on the 10 Harley Street next to the Cavendish Square Gardens.

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Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.