Arm Lift in Ludhiana & Chandigarh, Punjab

"Forget About the Excess Skin of Your Arms"

Arm lifting is the common term used for "Brachioplasty". It is literally as the name suggests; lifting of the arm. Arm Lifting is a surgical process for the removal of excess skin between the armpit and the elbow. It is, therefore, also known as Arm Fat Reduction Surgery or Arm Fat Removal Surgery. This process helps reshape the upper arm by removing the sagged skin and/or reducing the fat pockets located beneath the Biceps resembling a wing shape. The scar of the surgery is neatly tucked away in the armpit or placed in the back part of the arm.

Arms are an area of concern for many women. Women go to the gym tirelessly to tone their biceps and triceps, but that doesn't have much effect. More so, the excess weight loss results in the skin to droop more. The only way to treat this is to go ahead with the surgery and get it removed. This process definitely gives women the confidence to wear what they desire and be more comfortable in their own skin.

Are You A Good Candidate For The Arm Lifting Surgery?

You may consider getting surgery done in case:

  • You have lost an excessive amount of weight and there is the loose underarm skin that can only be removed by a surgical process.
  • You have sagging of the skin due to aging.
  • You are a healthy individual and have a low self-confidence due to the excess weight on your arms, and no exercise is helping.
  • Your expectations are realistic for a better looking and toner arms.
  • You are a non-smoker and have no medical illness that could impair the surgery or the healing procedure.

What To Expect From The Arm Lift Surgery?

The surgery is done on a day-care basis and the patient gets back home the same day. In rare cases, the patient may be asked to stay overnight in the hospital.

The arm lifting procedure takes about 1-3 hours, depending on the case. It is performed under general anesthesia by making an incision in the underarm from the shoulder to the elbows usually. The length and exact placement of the incision varies from one patient to another depending on the amount of tissue to be removed and the process to be followed.

The surgeon removes excess fat, tissue and the skin to give a fine shaped upper arm. The scars from the arm lifting vary depending on the amount of tissue/skin that needs to be removed, and the process is decided by the doctor.

Preparing For The Surgery

  • Any on-going medication that may cause post-operative bleeding must be discontinued minimum two weeks before the surgery on the permission of the prescribing physician.
  • Smoking should be stooped two months prior to the surgery.

The Procedure

Given below are 3 different types of Brachioplasty:

1. Mini Brachioplasty or Limited Incision Brachioplasty

When the amount of extra skin/ fat is small and excesses just below the underarm, a small incision is made in the underarm region. From there the skin is removed and tightened. The scar in this type of Brachioplasty is located in the underarm area.

2. Standard Brachioplasty

This is the most common type of Brachioplasty and is recommended to patients who have loose, sagging skin extending from the underarm to the elbow. The process has its incisions on the inside of their arm. The incision runs from the armpit to the elbow.

3. Extended Brachioplasty

The incision in this runs along the back of the arm and down to the side of the chest, to remove the loose and excess skin on the side of the chest or underarm. This type of arm lifting procedure is usually recommended for patients with massive weight loss.


Liposuction is mostly carried out prior to performing Brachioplasty so as to remove the fatty tissue.

In some cases where the amount of excess fat is moderate and the skin is tight and elastic enough to contract post fat removal, liposuction alone is enough. It requires only tiny incisions and thus, the scar from the procedure is very small and heals in a shorter span.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How much time does it take to recover?

Once the skin is removed, tightened and the stitched back together, the results are visible immediately. There could be slight bruises and swelling and initial mild to moderate discomfort but the patients are prescribed pain medications for the same. The recovery time for the procedure is only 1-2 weeks. The bandages and stitches are removed after the first week and the patient can return to their normal lifestyle after that. Things to be taken care of during this time are:

  • Avoid any kind of heavy lifting
  • Avoid exercise that may target the specific area, walking is the best exercise post-surgery.
  • Avoid medicines or activities that may risk bleeding at the surgical site.

If the patient follows a healthy lifestyle and avoids too many weight fluctuations, the results can stay for many years. But the age factor can't be denied. As the person ages, the skin will tend to become loose, or sag as normal.

2. What are the Risks involved in Brachioplasty?

With pros come the cons of the procedure. Every surgery has potential complications, and risks, and we need to decide if we accept them before surgery. The risks involved in the Arm lifting procedure are almost inconsiderate and unlikely. But some of the risks linked to Arm lifting process are:

  • Reaction to the anaesthesia
  • Bleeding or infection under the skin
  • Increased healing time
  • Infection
  • Loss of sensation or numbness
  • Damage to the muscles that lie beneath the stitches
  • Persisting pain
  • Blood clots or Hematoma
  • Unwanted scarring

All of these concerns should be clarified with the doctors beforehand so that your process and recovery are both smooth and desirable. The risks are minimalistic if the advice of the plastic surgeon is followed before and after the Arm lift surgery.

3. How to Choose the Best Surgeon?

The most important decision to make before undertaking the intervention is to pick the right and the best surgeon for you. These are some criteria you could follow to help you:

1. Qualification: Education and Certification

The surgeon should definitely be well educated and have enough training in the related field. He/ she should be from accredited medical colleges and should be an active member in his/ her field. Attending workshops and latest seminars, ensures that the surgeon is equipped with the new techniques in the field. The certification on his/ her wall should definitely be from the reputed Board of Medicine.

2. Surgery profile

The number of cases experienced by the surgeon definitely suggests his/ her expertise in the field. Successful cases with the ones that aren’t so successful should be weighed in. Pictures of 'before' and 'after' can help you with the insight into the surgeon's past experiences. Word of mouth is a good way to come to a conclusion as you can get opinions of patients that have undergone the same process that you wish to undertake.

3. Comfort level with the doctor and the clinic

The clinic facilities play a quintessential role in choosing the right doctor. The clinic should be equipped with the latest of technologies, should be hygienic, with a well-organized management. When the staff is courteous and polite, the healing process becomes easier and quicker. It's helpful if the staff is well-trained, approachable and is patient with your queries and doubts.

Unmistakably Dr. Prerna Mittal is the best Brachioplasty surgeon. She qualifies the above criterion unambiguously and has been in the industry over past 10 years. She specializes in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries. For best desired results in Arm Lift Surgery, contact Dr. Prerna Mittal at Cocoona Refine Aesthetics Clinic.

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